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by Carmela Ciuraru
Author: Carmela Ciuraru
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (May 29, 2012)
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: History and Criticism
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ADVANCE PRAISE: " Nom de Plume is a fascinating collection of stories - populated by individuals .
ADVANCE PRAISE: " Nom de Plume is a fascinating collection of stories - populated by individuals whose 'doubleness' is so distinct that they acquire secondary personalities. Patricia Highsmith only wrote one book under a pseudonym, and therefore barely qualifies to be in this book, but her story is so peculiar, unpleasant, and irresistible, that Ciuraru had to include it. Mark Twain was not only the well-known pen name of Samuel Clemens, but was the smoother, friendlier version of the man.
Yet, as Nom de Plume reminds us, this was not always the case. 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. Biographies have chronicled the lives of pseudonymous authors such as Mark Twain, Isak Dinesen, and George Eliot, but never before have the stories behind many noms de plume been collected into a single volume.
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Carmela Ciuraru’s History of Pseudonyms. Nom de Plume is an interesting book, but by its very nature an odd one. After laying the groundwork in her thoughtful introduction, Ciuraru is left with not a great deal more to say about the pseudonyms her subjects adopted. There is little documentation about these choices and in some instances no testimony from the authors themselves. So there’s not much she can do except write thumbnail biographies of her 18 subjects.
Carmela Ciuraru takes a playful look at the history of pen names and the reasons .
Carmela Ciuraru takes a playful look at the history of pen names and the reasons authors us. .This question is at the heart of Carmela Ciuraru's Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms, a fascinating investigation of why writers use pen names. A change of name, much like a change of scenery, provides a chance to begin again.
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?