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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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Titanes de la Filosofia

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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.

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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


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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lautreamont's Maldoror



A new translation soon to be available in amazon and barnes and noble.

Isidore-Lucien Ducasse (1846-1870), Comte de Lautréamont
Chants of Maldoror

Brief  Biography

Isidore-Lucien Ducasse, an Uruguayan-born French poet wrote  Les Chants de Maldoror and Poésies,  unique literary works that have had a major influence on modern literature, unlike any other poetic work, considering that he was only twenty-four years old when he died.
Not much is known about the life of Isidore Lucien Ducasse, the name that lurks behind the pseudonym Count Lautréamont. The son of a French consular officer, Isidore was born in Montevideo where he passed his early years.
Later, he was sent to France for highs school, studying at the imperial lycées in Tarbes (1859–62) and Pau (1863–65). He set out for Paris in 1867, to attend the École Polytechnique, but soon he disappeared into obscurity.
Fifty years after his death, Lautréamont is resurrected by the Surrealists, who in their manifesto declare that it is their only real source of inspiration, saying hyperbolically: “Lautréamont is to the surrealists, as Jesus Christ is to Christians.” That is just one example among countless others.

About the Chants of Maldoror

Defiant, Insolent, and irreverent, the Chants de Maldoror, by the self-named Comte de Lautréamont, depicts a sinister and sadistic world of unrestrained vulgarity, savagery, and brutality. This poetic narrative follows the experiences of Maldoror: a master of disguises pursued by angels, animals, and monsters for being the incarnation of evil.
The author knew his work dealt with evil as he wrote to his publisher:
“Let me begin by explaining my position. I have written of evil, as Mickiewicz, Byron, Milton, Southey, A. de Musset, Baudelaire, etc., have all done. Naturally I have exaggerated the pitch along the lines of that sublime literature which sings of despair only to cast down the reader and make him desire the good as the remedy.”
While ordinary people live in the midst of reveries, daydreams, common dreams, and nightmares, Maldoror lives in a continuous psychotic hallucination in which he encounters angels, gravediggers, hermaphrodites, lunatics, prostitutes, and innocent and not so innocent children, whom he victimizes—prey of his self-proclaimed pederasty.
Delirious, erotic, blasphemous, yet seductive and grandiose in language and imagery, this hallucinatory novel captured the imagination of artists and writers as diverse as Verlaine, Gide, Breton, Octavio Paz—and Salvador Dali in painting. Readers seeking a conventional narrative will be surprised, for the author spares no effort to dislocate linear time, disguising voices and appearances, to penetrate the depths of animate and inanimate sojourners on their way to death.

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