Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms

Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms

by Carmela Ciuraru
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Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms by Carmela Ciuraru

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061735271
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/29/2012
Series: P.S. Series
Pages: 343
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Carmela Ciuraru is not a pseudonym. Her anthologies include First Loves: Poets Introduce the Essential Poems That Captivated and Inspired Them and Solitude 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 the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Elle Decor, ARTNews, O, The Oprah Magazine, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn.

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