Nom De Plume

Nom De Plume

A (secret) History of Pseudonyms

Book - 2011
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MaryAnne Evans. Charles Dodgson. Eric Blair. William Sydney Porter. Or, as they aremore commonly remembered, George Eliot, Lewis Carroll, George Orwell, and O.Henry. For these writers and many others, from Mark Twain to Stan Lee to RobertJordan, the invocation of a nom de plume has been an essential part inthe creation of an authorial identity. Now, in a captivating series ofbiographical snapshots exploring the lives of famous authors and their pennames, author Carmela Ciuraru delivers a unique literaryhistory and a penetrating examination of identity, creativity, andself-creation, revisiting the enduring question--what's in a name?

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011
ISBN: 9780061735264
Branch Call Number: 929.4 CIU 2011 22
Characteristics: xxiv, 343 p


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Jan 21, 2015

What we all see of ourselves when we imagine outselves as authors those spirits of loose and unforgiving morals whose every word can cause scandal and awe .....but why hide? yet when you read their stories you'll definately know why. I would defiantely read it again.

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