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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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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.



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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!
--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

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Emile's Zola TheExperimental Novel





Emile's Zola TheExperimental Novel

Table of Contents

Introduction by Marciano Guerrero
Brief Bio             
About The Experimental Novel

Chapter 1 — Experiment in literature            
Chapter 2 — Applying the experimental method
              to the naturalistic novel      
Chapter 3 — The most noble work  
Chapter 4 — Poets and philosophers and
              indeterminism      
Chapter 5 — The metaphysical man is dead  

The Experimental Novel (Le Roman Expérimental)

Introduction by Marciano Guerrero

Brief Bio

Emile Zola (1840 – 1902) was born in Paris. His father was an Italian engineer, who became a French citizen in 1862. Zola spent his childhood in Aix-en-Provence, southeast France. When he was seven, his father died, leaving the family in poverty.  In 1858 Zola moved with his mother to Paris. In his youth he became friends with the painter Paul Cezanne and started to write under the influence of the romantics.

Zola’s widowed mother had planned a career in law for him, but Zola failed his baccalaureate examination

To survive he held odd jobs as a clerk in a shipping firm and then in the sales department of a publishing house. At that time he started writing literary columns and art reviews for newspapers. Later he became a political journalist.

Opinionated and of fiery temper he got in trouble for his writings. An autobiographical novel got him fired.

According to some speculations, Zolas enemies blocked the chimney of his apartment, causing poisonous fumes to build up and kill him.

Naturalism eventually faded after Zola's death, yet it had a profound influence on American writers such as Stephen Crane, Upton Sinclair, and Theodore Dreiser, whose novel Sister Carrie is viewed as a naturalistic novel.

About The Experimental Novel (Le Roman Expérimental)

For most of his adult life, Zola showed an interest in science, and he was well-versed in the natural selection theories of Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the theories on heredity of Prosper Lucas (1805-1885), and almost as importantly, the experimental method of Claude Bernard.

Therefore, he felt qualified to apply his own ‘experimental method’ to literature. In fact, Zola’s ambitious goal was for literature to become a scientific occupation.

In writing his essay The Experimental Novel, Zola wanted to prove three main points: First, that Claude Bernard’s experimental method could be directly applied to literature. Second: to distinguish naturalism from realism and romanticism by use of the experimental method. Third: to counteract criticism from those who called his work immoral.

Today, the essay itself remains as a sober experiment in scientific writing. It proposes hypotheses or premises, attempts to prove them by authority, deriving —what seemed to him— scientific conclusions. Whether one agrees or not with his ideas, the fact remains that many of his points —though bizarre at the time— wee ironically prophetic.

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