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Co-author of East of Tiffany's, 13 short stories of a Latino immigrant's success in USA; a journey from West Harlem to Sutton Place and Park Avenue. Check out the reviews in Amazon.com and in Barnes and Noble.

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My best sellers are my translations of La Dame aux Camelias and Madam Bovary

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Great Gatsby: Is Nick Gay?

All my books are now in NOOK

Ideas About the Novel is a prophetic book that all writers must own.

Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99


Next to Cervantes, Benito Perez Galdos is the most beloved Spanish writer of all times.

Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99

Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Read it in contemporary English -- No Thous, Thees, or King James' Bible language. Transliterated into easy language for enjoyable reading pleasure. Because The Lazarillo of Tormes pointed a new direction, European and American literature benefited with titles that today are considered classics: Cervantes’ Rinconete and Cortadillo; Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders, Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews; Tobias Smollett’s Roderick Random, and Peregrine Pickle; Voltaire’s Candide; Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. And many others to include American works ranging from Mark Twain to Saul Bellow.

Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
The Dehumanization of Art— is now a constant in music, literature, aesthetics, and philosophy, having come to mean that in post-modern times human-shaped mimesis (representation of the human) is irrelevant to art. According to Ortega, the arts don't have to tell a human story; art should deal with its own forms—and not with the human form.

Sentence Openers
How writers open their sentences makes prose agile, interesting, and athletic. This e-book teaches how to break the pattern Subject-verb-object--and discard openings that begin with nouns, articles, and pronouns.

East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5
With the city as its backdrop "East of Tiffany's" is filled with earnest tales of love, loss, faith, success and morality. While business terminology is interwoven throughout these short stories, it's not business lessons that I take away with me, but life lessons. The circumstances and the characters' profound humanity are relatable despite their zip code . "Luke, Postmodern Man" offers a new vista into faith, suffering, and love of neighbor. Way after you read this book you'll find yourself thinking about the various characters throughout the series of stories and will find solace in their unwavering faith. The narrators' ability to reflect on their hardships with such serenity is inspiring.



My writing was as flat as a sidewalk. And then I downloaded ...

Mary Duffy's Toolbox for Writers
After I purchased Mary's e-book I started to get 'A's in my essays and term papers! Every page is filled with great writing tips, training lessons, and wonderful useful writing skills! Not only do I write essays for college, but also short stories!
--IVONNIE Indrawan
College student
Sentence Openers on KINDLE

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All my books are now in KINDLE


Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99
Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
Sentence Openers
East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5


The most beloved short story from Spanish literature
All my books are in NOOK $0.99 or in Amazon KINDLE $0.99








All my books are now in NOOK

Ideas About the Novel is a prophetic book that all writers must own.
Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99

Next to Cervantes, Benito Perez Galdos is the most beloved Spanish writer of all times.

Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99

Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Read it in contemporary English -- No Thous, Thees, or King James' Bible language.

Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
The Dehumanization of Art— is now a constant in music, literature, aesthetics, and philosophy, having come to mean that in post-modern times human-shaped mimesis (representation of the human) is irrelevant to art.

Sentence Openers
How writers open their sentences makes prose agile, interesting, and athletic.

East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5
With the city as its backdrop "East of Tiffany's" is filled with earnest tales of love, loss, faith, success and morality.



My writing was as flat as a sidewalk. And then I downloaded ...

Mary Duffy's Toolbox for Writers
After I purchased Mary's e-book I started to get 'A's in my essays and term papers!
--Ivonnie Indrawan
College student
Sentence Openers on KINDLE

Sentence Openers on NOOK





Available in KINDLE $0.99


Available in KINDLE $0.99

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Donaldson Pillsbury, A Man for All Reasons and Seasons

Being a man who writes words every day, I very much like Shakespeare's words in Much Ado About Nothing:

"Well, God is a good man."

I like these words because they comfort me when I think of my departed friend Don Pillsbury. In my mind I repeat to myself, "Well, Don was a good man."

Closer friends, associates, or maybe even his biographers will eventually write about the many sides of Don: Business, the law, Oxford, Yale, education, Sotheby's, philanthropy, the Performing Arts, and so on. That's fine with me, as long as I get to comment on just one side of his life--his love of literature.

One night, while attending a Music Sacra concert at Carnegie Hall, I saw him by the front row,with a group of his friends. Since my wife, Mary Duffy, is a friend of many of the Musica Sacra volunteers, we were all together in one of the upper tiers.

During the intermission, he'd manage to come up to say hello and tell me how excited he was about Garcia Marquez's novel Love in the Time of Cholera. What caught his attention was not the lover --and suffering torch bearer Florentino Ariza-- but Fermina Daza, the object of Florentino's affections. "What a character!" he exclaimed.

On many occasions, If it wasn't Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen, or Nabokov, it was Faulkner or Hemingway, but never Henry James, whom we ended up discussing. Don once described Henry James as a soporific writer. And I totally agree, for never once have I been able to finish one of Henry James' novels.

Well, Don was a good man--a well read man.

One balmy New York City-day, as we attended a function (on a Park Avenue rooftop), speeches gone with the wind, hors d'oeuvres devoured, and just wine and spirits flowing, Don and a few others deconstructed the originality --or lack of it-- of American literature. Don sustained that Fitzgerald borrowed the theme of the The Great Gatsby from Petronius' Trimalchio (for the raucous parties), and the idea of falling in love while poor and dreaming of making it big as recovering a lost love from Wuthering Heights.

Well, Don was a good man--a man of reason, kind-hearted, and humble. As Nick Carraway opens his narration of Gatsby, he tells us about his father's advice:
"Whenever you feel like critizicing anyone," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."

Though Don was born to advantage, humility always guided his acts.

Not only did he lived a decent and virtuous life, he enjoyed it! And I'm happy that he shared --for about twenty years-- some of that enjoyment with me, a poor humble boy from the Andes.

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