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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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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.

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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.



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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!
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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
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East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5


The most beloved short story from Spanish literature
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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
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Famous Figures of Western Culture

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Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Halicarnassus c. 60 BC–after 7 BC) was a Greek historian and teacher of rhetoric, who flourished during the reign of Caesar.

St. Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274) The greatest of the medieval Christian theologians.
The translation of integritas, consonantia, and claritas, (Aquinas I, Q.39, 8a) is by James Joyce in his Portrait.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 – 1645) A British materialist philosopher and author of Leviathan, a study of politics that considered the state an uncontrollable monster.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was born in Salem, Massachusetts, where after his graduation from Bowdoin College in Maine, he wrote the bulk of his masterful tales and major romances such as The Scarlett Letter.

St. Augustine (354 – 430) Early African bishop of the Christian Church who infused Platonism into Christian theology. A professor of Rhetoric and prolific writer whose Confessions initiates a new literary genre.

Aristotle (384 – 322 b.c.) A student of Plato; his philosophical method dominated Western thought until modern times. Besides philosophical tracts he wrote the Poetics and Rhetoric.

George Orwell, (British subject, born in India, 1903 – 1950) writer, journalist, and novelist: Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four

Mary Wollstonecraft (England, 1759 – 1797), a feminist and politically engaged writer, best known for her pioneering views on the rights of women as expressed in her manifesto Vindication of the Rights of Women.

Sir Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626), Renaissance author, courtier, and father of inductive reasoning.

Johannes Eckhart was one of the greatest of Christian mystics. He was born in Germany, in 1260, and entered the Dominican order when he was 15. He taught theology at the Universities of Paris and Cologne.

Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) a Cardinal in the Catholic Church held that true knowledge needs a divine spark.

Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804), German philosopher whose critiques have become philosophical landmarks of Western civilization.

Demetrius (1st cent. A.D.), a Greek critic and teacher of Rhetoric.

Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908) is a French anthropologist who developed structuralism as a method of discovery and understanding.

Heraclitus (535? – 475? B.C.) Greek philosopher who thought change was the only reality, and that all else was illusion. Of his writing only Fragments have been collected; his style is the continuous use of anthithesis.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106 – 43 B.C.) Roman lawyer, orator, politician, philosopher, and master rhetorician.

Jacques Derrida (1930 – 2007), born in Algiers, founder of philosophical movement Deconstructionism. Deconstruction is a critical method that attempts “to undo” the logic of antitheses.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) A most influential modern thinker whose main ideas are found in Thus Spake Zarathustra and The Birth of Tragedy and the Genealogy of Morals.

John Locke, (August 29, 1632 – October 28, 1704) English philosopher considered the first of the British Empiricists.

Plato (428 – 348 B. C. E), Greek philosopher who by any reckoning is the most dazzling writer in the Western literary tradition. Using Socrates as his spokesperson and adhering to his Theory of Forms, he wrote on the arts, theory of knowledge, ethics, rhetoric, mathematics, and language.

Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888 – 1965) One of the twentieth century’s major poets and critic; born American he became a British subject.

Adam Smith (Scotland, 1723 – 1789) known today as the father of economic liberalism for his landmark book The Wealth of Nations. He also wrote on rhetoric and morals.

William James , the American psychologist, described the mental process: “Consciousness, then does not appear to itself chopped up in bits … It is nothing jointed; it flows. A “river” or “stream” are metaphors by which it is most naturally described. In talking of it hereafter, let us call it the stream of thought, of consciousness, or the subjective life. (1950, 1:239).

Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University; the sixth president of the United States, and also the son of our second president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail.


If you are interested in seeing how I achieved personal success in the United States, you may find my book of short stories East of Tiffany's interesting. Some of the stories are based on my life as an executive, investment banker, and financial adviser to wealthy investors in the East Side of Manhattan.
Close to half-million people have read East of Tiffany's so far. Order your copy from either Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.
Since English is my second language, Mary Duffy --a master of the English language-- aided me not only with the editing, but she also contributed her own stories. I love her writing in "When You Wish Upon a Star." This is a story based on a personal friend's life.

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