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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.



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

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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!
--IVONNIE Indrawan
College student
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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
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ancient Greeks (I I of III)

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Euclid (late fourth century B.C.E.) Mathematician. He wrote thirteen volumes on plane geometry and mathematics. He also indited the treatises on musical theory entitled Introduction to Harmony and Section if the Scale.
Euripides (c. 484-406 B.C.E.) Tragedian. He won numerous first prizes in various theatrical contests and, together with Aeschylus and Sophocles, is considered one of the greatest dramatists of all time. He wrote eighty plays, of which only nineteen survive. Among those are Iphigenia in Tauris, Hippolytus, The Trojan JMJmen, Rhesus, and Alcestis.
Hecataeus (late sixth century B.C.E.) Geographer. He wrote a treatise on geography entitled Guide to the Earth and two books entitled Europe and Asia.
Heraclitus (c. 54o-c. 480 B.C.E.) Philosopher. Born in Ephesus. Also known as "the Obscure." He wrote philosophical aphorisms. Heraclitus taught that the cosmos is in a state of perpetual change. He believed that fire was the most domi­nant element and that it gave life to all living things.
Hippocrates (c. fifth century B.C.E.) Physician. Considered the father of medicine. Many ancient medical texts and treatises bear his name but it is believed that most of them were written by physicians who wanted to add authority to their work. He was a proponent of healthful eating and hygiene for the achievement of a healthy body. His Hippocratic Oath is still admin­istered to graduating doctors throughout the United States and Europe.
Herodotus (484-c. 425 B.C.E.) Historian. He traveled extensively around the then-known world. His Histories is a compilation of all his travels and provided facts about the conflicts between the Greeks and Persians known as the Persian Wars.
Hesiod (early seventh century B.C.E.) Poet. A contemporary of Homer. His works, Theogony and Works and Days, greatly influenced later Greek generations. His method contained moral and practical lessons as to how a Greek farmer ought to live.
Homer (c. eighth century B.C.E.) Poet. One of the greatest epic poets of all time. His Iliad and Odyssey are still read today in high schools and universities around the world. In 540 B.C.E. Peisistratus, ruler of Athens, is said to have ordered the transcription of the two poems which, up to that time, were passed orally from one generation of bards to the other. In The Iliad, the Greek army has laid siege to Troy because Paris, one of the king Priam of Troy's sons, has abducted Helen, the wife of Menelaus, the powerful ruler of Sparta. In The Odyssey, Homer describes king of Ithaca Odysseus' voyage home after the sacking and destruction of Troy. Both works are examples of some of the finest poetry ever composed. Also attributed to Homer are Homeric Hymns, Epic Cycle, and Battle of Frogs and Mice.
Ictinus (c. fifth century B.C.E.) Architect. Together with Callicrates he designed the Parthenon in 447 B.C.E.
Isocrates (436-338 D.C.E.) Athenian speechwriter. Founder of an influential academy of rhetoric in Athens around the time of Plato, Isocrates was also a contemporary and, possibly, an acquaintance of Socrates. Like Demosthenes, Isocrates exerted heavy influence upon Athenian politics and foreign policy. Twenty-one of his speeches survive.
Leonidas I (c. fifth century D.C.E.) King of Sparta. In 480 B.C.E. he faced the Persian army at Ther­mopylae with an army of three hundred Spartan and seven hundred Thespian soldiers. For two days his army withstood the relentless attack of the Persians. When Ephialtes betrayed the Greeks by showing the Persians a secret passage through which they could surround Leonidas and his army, both Spartans and Thespians decided to stay and fight to the very end. King Leonidas' heroic death has been an example of courage and ultimate self-sacrifice.
Lycurgus (c. ninth century B.C.E.) Spartan lawmaker. Credited with having created Sparta's constitution, known as the Great Rhetra.
Menander (c. 343-292 B.C.E.) Playwright. He wrote over one hundred comedies, of which mostly fragments survive.
Miltiades (c. 550-489 B.C.E.) Athenian statesman. The victorious general against the Persians at the Battle of Marathon. He died a short time after his victory from an injury he sustained in a campaign against the island of Paros.
Pericles (c. 495-429 B.C.E.) Athenian statesman. Responsible for rebuilding Athens after the Per­sian Wars. The Parthenon, the Propylaia, and the Erectheum on the Acropolis were built during Pericles' term. He conceptualized the Delian League, an organization of Greek city-states created to protect Greece from future Persian attacks.
Philip II (382-336 B.C.E.) King of Macedonia. Father of Alexander the Great. Responsible for uniting Greece under his rule. His planned invasion of Persia was pre­vented by his assassination in 336 B.C.E.
Pindar (c. 518-c. 438 B.C.E.) Poet. His odes are touchstones of Greek lyric poetry and most were composed to celebrate victors at the Olympic, Nemean, Pythian, and Isthmian games. His florid prose style and adroit use of metaphor and allegory won him a place at the top of the Greek lyric-poet list.
Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.E.) Philosopher. Mentor of Aristotle and friend of Socrates. Through his works Plato was responsible for preserving Socrates' memory and teachings. Plato's dialogues are composed as conversations between friends and colleagues in an attempt by the author to "lighten up" the heavy philosophical questions examined. His theory of forms, the theory that there exists a complete cosmos of ideas, or forms, on which our material universe is based, influenced later generations of philosophers. Plato wrote on various ethical, political, and philosoph­ical topics. Among his extant works are the so-called "Socratic" dia­logues Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo, which narrate Socrates' trial and execution, The Republic, Laws, and Symposium, as well as let­ters to colleagues.
Plutarch (c. 46 C.E.-c. 121c.E.) Biographer. His Lives give a unique account of the lives and accom­plishments of noted Greek and Roman statesmen and provide a moral compass for educating the young. He also wrote on various ethical and pedagogic matters in his essays entitled Moralia.
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