Posts Tagged: pseudnonym

The Generosity of Anonymity

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At n+1, Dayna Tortorici defends Elena Ferrante’s anonymity against yet another round of exposure, calling the unmaskers out for insensitivity and greed. Tortorici believes it’s all too easy to be distracted from the integrity of the book by the author’s bio and personality. She writes, “Ferrante’s absence keeps things open: ‘Remove that individual [the author] […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Susanne Paola Antonetta

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Poet and memoirist Susanne Paola Antonetta discusses literary bias, feminism, and the origin of her nom de plume.

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What’s in a (pseudo)Name

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Carmela Ciuraru finds a great many reasons for writing under a pseudonym– taking under analysis a reasonable desire to separate a personal from a public persona, living out a fantasy ego-and taking note that fewer authors choose to use them. Whitman proudly proclaimed his contradictions of himself, and Joyce Carol Oats had this to say: […]

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