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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.

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, July 10, 2012

Guy de Mauppasant

The following is a brief introductory essay to my new book on Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace." This ebook is now available in Amazon.com kindle

Guy de Maupassant Brief Biography


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Guy de Maupassant was born on August 5, 1850 on the coast of Normandy. His paternal ancestors were noble, and his maternal grandfather, Paul Le Poittevin, was Gustave Flaubert's godfather. Maupassant’s parents separated when he was 11 years old, and he stayed with his mother. At 13 he was enrolled in a seminary, an austere school which he disliked, and from which he was expelled for writing offensive poetry. In college —at Rouen— he befriended his mother’s friend Gustave Flaubert.

Guy de Maupassant Occupations:

In 1869 he moved to Paris to study law. When the Franco-Prussian War broke (1870), Guy de Maupassant served in the army, as a private, for two years. Afterwards he became a government clerk, first in the ministry of the navy and later in the ministry of education.
These low level jobs were a means of support, since he never intended to become a career civil servant. At night and weekends he gave his time to writing. During this time Flaubert took him under his wing, encouraging, tutoring, and introducing him to his literary circle. The Parisian circle included luminaries such as American writer Henry James, Russian novelist Turgenev, and Emile Zola. By his association with the latter and his themes, Maupassant was considered a writer of the naturalistic school.

Literary Production

Early in 1880, Maupassant started to publish a series of short stories, which gained him quick recognition as a literary writer. He went on to publish more than 300 short stories, six novels, and travel books, articles for magazines as well as for newspapers, and poetry. But what distinguished him and was acclaimed for was his mastery of the short story.
While Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) attempted to capture the spirit French society with his Comédie humaine —volumes of interlinked novels— Maupassant did it with a great variety of short stories, stories which included a wide range of themes affecting the different strata and regions of the French nation.

Guy de Maupassant Madness and Death

Having been affected by syphilis from his early 20's, Guy de Maupassant’s condition deteriorated, causing him an increasing mental disorder. Given the dark and horrific bent of some of his stories, some critics have ascribed that to his incurable illness.
After a botched suicide attempt in 1891, Guy de Maupassant spent the last two years of his life in a Paris mental home. At the age of 43, in 1893, he finally succumbed to the fatal illness that had plagued most his adult life.

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