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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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Boethius: Consolation of Philosophy

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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

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Become a Writer: Simone de Beauvoir (1908 – 1986)

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Written in the absence of an organized feminist movement, classic manifesto of Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (1949), provided the theoretical basis for the rise of feminism in the 1960s and 1970s.

Although her major contributions to existentialist philosophy is often overshadowed by the fame of her lifelong associate and lover, the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, Beauvoir's importance to the feminist theory is indisputable. Her famous remark that "One isn't born a woman, but rather becomes a woman," opens the second volume of her seminal book The Second Sex.

Among the first generation of women to be educated in elite universities, who had once been all-male preserves, Beauvoir graduated in 1929 from the Sorbonne. While a student she met Sartre and began a life-lasting friendship. Other classmates included phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty, anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss and the Jewish theologian and mystic Simone Weil.

In 1945 she and Sartre, along with Merleau-Ponty, who founded Les Temps Modernes, a monthly magazine devoted to politics & literature. Between 1943 and 1968, Beauvoir wrote 6 novels. The novel Les Mandarins (1954), is a fictionalized account of the postwar leftist intellectuals and their attempts to give up their "mandarin" (educated elite) status to engage in political activism. This novel has characters resembling Beauvoir, Sartre, the French writer Albert Camus, and the American writer Nelson Algren, with whom Beauvoir had an affair for almost 15 years.

During this time, she also wrote 4 books on philosophy, including The Ethics of Ambiguity (1947), which articulates an ethic of Sartrean existentialism. In addition to novels, philosophy and feminist criticism, Beauvoir chronicled the French intellectual life from 1930 to the year 1970.

She also addressed the issue of aging in A Very Easy Death (1964) and in Old Age (970), which criticizes society's indifference to the elderly. In Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre, she gives an account of Sartre’s last years. During the decade of the 1970s and to her death, Beauvoir was very active in feminist politics.

Beauvoir's debt to Sartre has been grossly exaggerated and her own philosophical contributions to existentialism obscured. Her entire work is unimpeachable testimony to a lifetime dedication to philosophy, literature, and cultural studies—a true intellectual in her own right.

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