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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.

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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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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.



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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!
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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
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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
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cicero's Rhetorica Ad Herennius (Book) (Book 2) (In contemporary American English)

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MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO (106--43 B.C.)
Ad Herennium, Book II
Introduction by Marciano Guerrero
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 – 43 B.C.) was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, and consul, descendant of a wealthy Roman family, and is widely considered the  greatest Roman orator and prose stylist.
According to Plutarch, Cicero was an outstanding student, endowed with a sharp mind and deep passion for learning. So, it isn’t surprising to see why he would later write: “A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.” Given his notoriety as a promising student, he earned the distinction to study Roman law under Quintus Mucius Scaevola, founder of the scientific study of Roman law.
Of all the Roman writers of his time, Cicero was the only one who wrote extensively on political theory. Yet, despite his abundant writings much of it lacks originality.
However, he was the most successful and powerful of all lawyers of his day, as well as a fierce political orator. As a politician he held powerful public offices, engaging in cut-throat party politics; as a result he was exiled several times, and ultimately killed. Indeed, not only was he a thinker, but also a man of action who practiced what he felt, saying: “In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honor, command, power, and glory.”
Under the influence of the Greek Stoics, Cicero worked passionately to include the principles of natural law into the body of Roman juris­prudence, which later became the basis for a political theory of universal social and political truths. Without a doubt, Cicero’s passion for the law and his socio-ethical ideas are a major contribution to the evolution of political theory.
Much like Plato, Cicero had a definite obsession with the forming of a perfect republic, borrowing from Polybius, Plato, and Aristotle the idea that a mixed constitution was the best form for governing states.
Although the Ad Herennium cites Cicero as its author, scholarly research has concluded that the book was written by someone else. Yet, no one has ever attempted to disassociate Cicero’s name from the book.
Book 2 deals with the Conjectural issue (probability, comparison, signs, presumptive proof, subsequent behavior, and confirmatory proof). Under the rubric Judicial issue the Absolute Juridical suit is examined along with the sources of the law (law of nature, statutory, common law, previous judgments, equity, and agreement). Next the Assumptive juridical cause is discussed (comparison, shifting the question of guilt, acknowledgement of the charge, and rejection). At the end the artistic development of an argument is studied (proposition, reason, proof of the reason, embellishment, and resume).
Contrary to the myth that the Ad Herennium is just a book on rhetoric and language, it is a book on the art of public speaking. It is —really— a practical manual for administrators, managers, executives, paralegals, teachers, professors, judges, attorneys in general, litigators in particular—anyone who wishes to write or give a speech. Though humble in its approach, it delivers greatness.
Two political works survive, in part: the Republic (De republica) published in 51 B.C., and the Laws (De legibus) published posthumously.
His writings are in various fields: rhetoric, oratory, ethics and political philosophy. In his theoretical writings he not only exposed the ideas of the classical and Stoic writers of Greece, but also showed how those ideas could be applied in Rome.
Many of his letters and speeches have been published as books. But his legacy remains in Rhetoric and Philosophy.

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