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

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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 ...

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
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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

Friday, May 24, 2013

Becoming a Writer: Aeschylus’ Agamemnon

Clytemnestre hésitant avant de frapper Agamemn...Image via Wikipedia

The trilogy called Oreteia, of which Agamemnon is the first play, deals with a series of crimes and their retribution in the house of Atreus.  

Events leading to the Tragedy of Agamemnon

It all started when King Atreus had unfairly kept his brother Thyestes from the throne of Argos.
The abduction of Helen by Paris, causes the war against Troy. Agamemnon —King of Argos— became the commander in chief and leader absolute of all the Greek army and navy. To renew the winds —which had been quieted by Artemis, who had been angered when a sacred deer was killed at Aulis— Agamemnon’s sacrifices his daughter Iphigenia. With favorable winds, Agamemnon sets off toward Troy. At home, however, Clytemnestra and Aegistus were plotting against him at home.
Aeschylus portrays Agamemnon as a play heavily crafted with war, politics, and personal vengeance. The Chorus exclamations are ambivalent. At times it bemoans the loss of life of the Greek youth in an unwanted war and much less for a woman (Helen) of ill repute; it also disapproves of a father sacrificing a daughter. Yet, at other times the chorus is quite loyal to King Agamemnon.

Agamemnon returns from the war

When a herald arrives at the palace announcing that the war has ended and that Agamemnon is in Greece and soon will return to Argos, Clytemnestra pretends to be happy that soon she’ll be reunited with her husband. Yet, she knew all along that she plans to kill her husband.
Welcoming her husband, she orders handmaidens to lay down a path of finest purple cloth for Agamemnon to walk like a god on from his chariot to the palace. Agamemnon thanks his wife for her greeting but declines her invitation, explaining that to do so would be offensive to the gods.
Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess whom Agamemnon has brought as a concubine, prophesies that she and Agamemnon both will die if she sets foot inside the palace, and that in turn the murderers also will be killed. She accepts her fate and goes in.
Humiliated, rejected, and discriminated as a barbarian, Clytemnestra together with Aeigstus murder Agamemnon. So violent are the murders that the audience doesn’t see them, but learns of them through the words of the chorus. When the chorus confronts Clytemnestra of plotting such a dreadful act, she answers that she was only a vehicle of retribution against a man who had condemned himself by his own base actions. 
 
Clytemnestra and Aegistus
Clytemnestra’s hatred for Agamemnon started when he sacrificed their daughter Iphigenia, and it festered for the ten long years of the Trojan War. Murder sets in her heart. Although she was a strong woman —ironically, she is often described as manly, while Aegistus womanly— she seeks Aegistus’ help in her vengeful plans. By this liaison, Aegistus would become king and she would be his queen, which they did temporarily: “I and thou will rule the palace and will order all things well.”

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