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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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My best sellers are my translations of La Dame aux Camelias and Madam Bovary

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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. 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

Sentence Openers on NOOK













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

Miguel de Unamuno, Cómo se hace una novela




Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936)

Introduction by Marciano Guerrero

Brief Biography

Unamuno lived half of his life in the 19th century and the other half in the 20th. A Spanish man —Basque— of letters quite accomplished in many fields: poetry, drama, novel, essays, philosophy, politics, and foreign languages.
He was professor of Greek at University of Salamanca from 1891, becoming its rector later on. Influenced by American philosopher William James and Danish philosopher Kierkegaard he developed an existentialist Christian theology, based on a tragic view of life and immortality. In 1936 he was dismissed from Salamanca for espousing the Allied cause in World War I, and later for denouncing Francisco Franco's Falangists.

About Cómo se hace una novela

El argumento de la supuesta novela Cómo se hace una novela es la historia de la angustia de un hombre, U. Jugo, provocada por el terrible descubrimiento de la llegada de una inevitable muerte, desatada por la lectura de un libro que profetiza la muerte del lector.
 Pero el relato de Jugo se ve constantemente interrumpido por las numerosas digresiones del autor que ocupan mucho más espacio que la historia propiamente novelesca. Cabe advertir at lector que no debe buscar en esta novela una receta técnica de cómo escribir una novela; esto es simplemente una excusa para la auto-introspección.
En vez de receta encontramos asuntos que son obsesiones personales del autor: el pasado, el presente y el futuro de España y las penosas circunstancias políticas que le condujeron al destierro; la eternidad y el tiempo; la inmortalidad; la persona y el personaje; la relación entre novela e historia, ficción y realidad, vida y novela, sustancia y forma. En fin, se trata de un catálogo Unamuniano que envuelve lo literario, filosófico, estético o histórico y político.
Tema importante es lo existencial: el ansia de sobrevivir la muerte por medio del legado intelectual y artístico.
La novela —que más es meditación de obsesiones personales— fue escrita en el destierro en Francia.
En muchos pasajes, el protagonista U. Jugo pasa desapercibido, u opacado por la hostilidad, impaciencia, y hasta amargura del autor ante novedades que le llegan de su patria y que le incomodan, picándole la cresta, o mejor digamos hiriéndole personalmente. Para ilustrar: Unamuno se muestra muy intolerante con la Generación del 27, que, a su criterio, ‘servilmente’ homenajean a Góngora por su III centenario.
Para resumir: me parece que lo que Unamuno hace en esta novela, Cómo se hace una novela, es ahondar lo que Benito Pereza Galdós dijo sucintamente: Por dondequiera el hombre vaya lleva consigo su novela.

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