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Nom de Plume : A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms,9780061735271

Nom de Plume : A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms

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Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 5/29/2012
Publisher(s): Harpercollins
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Summary

Exploring the fascinating stories of more than a dozen authorial impostors across several centuries and cultures, Carmela Ciuraru plumbs the creative process and the darker, often crippling aspects of fame. Only through the protective guise of Lewis Carroll could a shy, half-deaf Victorian mathematician at Oxford feel free to let his imagination run wild. The "three weird sisters" from Yorkshire?the Bront╦s?produced instant bestsellers that transformed them into literary icons, yet they wrote under the cloak of male authorship. Bored by her aristocratic milieu, a cigar-smoking, cross-dressing baroness rejected the rules of propriety by having sexual liaisons with men and women alike, publishing novels and plays under the name George Sand. Highly accessible and engaging, these provocative stories reveal the complex motives of writers who harbored secret identities?sometimes playfully, sometimes with terrible anguish and tragic consequences. Part detective story, part expos╔, part literary history, Nom de Plumeis an absorbing psychological meditation on identity and creativity.

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