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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
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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, September 18, 2012

MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO



MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO (106--43 B.C.) 

Biographical Data

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 – 43 B.C.) was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, and consul, descendant of a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.

According to Plutarch, Cicero was an extremely talented student, whose learning attracted attention from Rome, affording him the opportunity to study Roman law under Quintus Mucius Scaevola, founder of the scientific study of Roman law.

Literary Output

Political Writings

Two political works survive, in part: the Republic (De republica) published in 51 B.C., and the Laws (De legibus) published posthumously.

Other Writings

His writings are in various fields-rhetoric, oratory, ethics and political philosophy. In his theoretical writings he not only elucidated the ideas of the classical and Stoic writers of Greece, but also showed how those ideas could be practically applied in Rome.
Many of his letters and speeches have been published as books. But his legacy remains in Rhetoric & Philosophy
  • (55 BC) De Oratore ad Quintum fratrem libri tres (On the Orator, three books for his brother Quintus)
  • (51 BC) De Re Publica (On the Republic)
  • (?? BC) De Legibus (On the Laws)
  • (46 BC) Brutus (Brutus)
  • (46 BC) Orator (Orator)
  • (45 BC) Academica (On Academic Skepticism)
  • (45 BC) De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (On the Ends of Good and Bad Things) - a book on ethics. Source of Lorem ipsum. Title also translated as "On Moral Ends"
  • (45 BC) Tusculanae Quaestiones (Tusculan Disputations)
  • (45 BC) Hortensius - an exhortation to philosophy, now lost.
  • (45 BC) De Natura Deorum (On the Nature of the Gods)
  • (44 BC) De Divinatione (On Divination)
  • (44 BC) De Fato (On Fate)
  • (44 BC) Cato Maior de Senectute (Cato the Elder On Old Age)
  • (44 BC) Laelius de Amicitia (Laelius On Friendship)
  • (44 BC) De Gloria (On Glory) - now lost.
  • (44 BC) De Officiis (On Duties)

His Bridge to Immortality

Cicero was the only native Roman who wrote extensively on political theory, though such writings contain no original contribution to political thought.
Considered the greatest of Roman prose writers, he was also one of the most successful and powerful lawyers of his day, as well as a fierce political orator.
As a politician he held many of the most impor­tant public offices in Rome, was an active leader in the bitter party politics, spending several years in political exile, and was ultimately killed.  
Under the influence of the Greek Stoics, Roman writers —including Cicero— wove principles of "natural law" into the principles of Roman juris­prudence, shaping fundamental ideas for later political theory as universal social and political truths. Cicero had a definite obsession with the forming of a “perfect state.”
He borrowed from Polybius, as well as from Plato and Aristotle, the idea that a mixed constitution was the best form for governing states. In the Laws he proposed ideas for rectifying and completing the mixed constitution of Rome, setting forth the Stoic doctrine of natural law. From ‘natural law’ he drew striking conclusions concerning the ethical aims of the state, the ultimate supremacy of the people in a true political community, and its essential legal equality.  
Cicero’s juristic and socio-ethical ideas contributed to the evolution of political ideas. .

Quotations

A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.

A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.

By force of arms. (Vi Et Armis)

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.

He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.

He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.

I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.

If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.

In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.



Let your desires be ruled by reason. (Appetitus Rationi Pareat)


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