Nom De Plume: A (secret) History Of Pseudonyms by Carmela Ciuraru

Nom De Plume: A (secret) History Of Pseudonyms

byCarmela Ciuraru

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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?

About The Author

Carmela Ciuraru is not a pseudonym. Her anthologies includeFirst Loves: Poets Introduce the Essential Poems That Captivated and Inspired ThemandSolitude Poems. She is a graduate of Columbia University's School of Journalism and a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She has written for theLos Angeles Times, theSan Francisco Chro...
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Title:Nom De Plume: A (secret) History Of PseudonymsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:May 29, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“Ciuraru builds each history as its own personal story, then builds the literary charm and genius behind the pathos, … a tale of literary genius all its own.”