D.W. Buffa





D.W. Buffa


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D.W. Buffa (full name: Dudley W. Buffa) was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. After graduation from Michigan State University, he studied under Leo Strauss, Joseph Cropsey and Hans J. Morgenthau at the University of Chicago where he earned both an M.A. and a Ph. D. in political science. He received his J.D. degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Buffa was a criminal defense attorney for 10 years and his seven Joseph Antonelli novels strive to reflect, from his own experience, what a courtroom lawyer does, the way he (or she) thinks, and the way he feels about what he does.

Buffa had been writing for pleasure for many years when Henry Holt and Co. decided to publish his first novel, The Defense, in 1997. The week it wa
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Average rating: 3.73 · 1,437 ratings · 125 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
The Defense

3.71 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 1997 — 14 editions
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The Judgment

3.74 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 1901 — 24 editions
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The Legacy

3.66 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 2002 — 15 editions
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The Prosecution

3.76 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 1999 — 15 editions
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Star Witness

3.69 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2003 — 14 editions
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Trial by Fire (Joseph Anton...

3.73 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Breach of Trust

3.51 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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Evangeline

4.26 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
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The Grand Master

3.46 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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The Swindlers

3.47 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Defense The Prosecution The Judgment The Legacy Star Witness Breach of Trust Trial by Fire
Joseph Antonelli (7 books)
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“No one likes to admit it, but Hollywood is the only place you don’t get locked up for being crazy.”
D.W. Buffa, The Last Man: A Novel

“Parmenides was then quite old, but his mind was still powerful and clear. The question was what is, what can be, how does anything come into being? And Parmenides gave a very strange answer: Nothing can come into being; only unchangeable being is. But all the accounts given by the poets, Homer and Hesiod and the others, tell how the gods were created; and we know from these and other writings that every city has its own gods. Parmenides says that the gods having come into being cannot be. He replaces the gods by the unchangeable being. There cannot be a beginning, a genesis, because coming into being means a movement from nothing to being and nothing is not. What is there if the gods do not exist? – Intelligible principles. One of them is Eros, which Parmenides called the first and oldest of all the gods.” I thought I understood, but I was not sure; and let me confess that I was so much in awe of him that my usual selfconfidence, what some no doubt thought my arrogance, had all but vanished and left me a stammering, tonguetied fool. And he knew it, knew it probably before I did; knew it as easily, as completely, as I knew how to breathe. “If the gods have not come into being,” he said, “how then can anything, even these intelligible principles, come into being? They must, like the world itself, be eternal. But then, you wonder, is it possible for Parmenides, for anyone, to say that one of these principles, Eros, is the first and oldest.”
D.W. Buffa, Helen

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D.W. Buffa, Star Witness

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