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

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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 ...

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, September 6, 2013

Lazarillo Summary and Table of Contents

Lazarillo of Tormes (1554) -Summary Author: Anonymous.
 Lazarillo of Tormes is a fabulous and entertaining narrative that defies classification. While some scholars and critics have attempted to call it a novel, it isn’t really a novel as readers think of a novel today. It is a narrative in the form of a letter. In this respect it could be considered an “epistolary novel” similar to the novels that British novelist Samuel Richardson wrote: Pamela and Clarissa. Except that the Lazarillo contains a unique narrative voice that gives testimony to his adventures, disgraces, misadventures, and ill-luck.

In addition, Lazaro’s testimony is recounted with in his own first voice, never deviating from it. The result was the birth of the picaresque novel—a new genre. It isn’t until the end of the narration that readers realize that Lazaro has been compelled to explain why he took the trouble to write his autobiography. There’s an intimation of his ulterior motive for writing in the prologue, but it isn’t elucidated. It appears that a person of authority requests an explanation as to why certain improprieties against morality are being bandied about.

During Lazaro’s times, the Inquisition and its officers would often make explanatory requests against moral charges. In fact, the book was blacklisted by placing it in the Inquisition’s Index of banned books. Beneath the literary attempt to present Lazaro’s writing as that of an uneducated man of the streets who survives by his wits, the rhetorical devices and insightful commentaries reveal the workings of a first class mind; that is, that the author is really a person of learning. At the end of the letter readers learn that Lazaro has achieved relative success in life by securing well paid employment—The Town Crier.

This position encompasses much more than its title, for researchers have shown that the town crier in Lazaro’s times was a business man, a sort of middle man or agent through him many money-making opportunities were contracted.

 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Translator’s Introduction Prologue
Chapter 1 – Lazaro Tells about His Parents
 Chapter 2 – How Lazaro Finds a New Master: a Priest
Chapter 3 – How Lazaro Found his Third Master: a Squire
 Chapter 4 – How Lazaro Found his Fourth Master: a Friar of the Order of Mercy
 Chapter 5 – How Lazaro Found his Fifth Master: a Pardoner
 Chapter 6 – How Lazaro Went to Work for a Chaplain
Chapter 7 – How Lazaro Went to Work for a Constable

The Prologue ends with Lázaro suggesting that as a hard working man he has achieved more than those who –thanks to the generosity of Fortune– have “inherited noble estates”- a daring criticism of the nobility.

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