An Inkwell of Pen Names by Stephen Smith

By Stephen Smith

An Inkwell of Pen Names tells the tales of a hundred authors' pen names in 100 brief chapters. Many different authors who used pen names are mentioned by the way. gains of the compendium contain pen names starting with each letter of the alphabet, authors from twenty-five international locations, the recipients of the Nobel Prize for literature who used pseudonyms, and a balanced collection of women and men authors.

Show description

Read or Download An Inkwell of Pen Names PDF

Similar biographies & memoirs books

Wolf prize in mathematics, vol.1

The Wei-Liang Chow and Kuo-Tsai Chen Memorial convention was once proposed and held by way of Professor S. -S. Chern. It used to be dedicated to memorializing these remarkable and unique mathematicians who had made major contributions to algebraic geometry and algebraic topology, respectively. It additionally supplied a discussion board for prime mathematicians to expound and speak about their perspectives on new principles in those fields, in addition to tendencies in 21st-century arithmetic.

500 Great Military Leaders, 2 Volumes

From Alexander the nice and Attila the Hun to Ho Chi Minh and Colin Powell, 500 nice army Leaders offers readers with perception into the main leading edge and favorite people who have led armies to victory on battlefields around the world. The huge assurance levels from army leaders from the traditional international to the current day, together with political figures who directed struggle efforts and people who have been answerable for significant technological advancements.

Additional resources for An Inkwell of Pen Names

Sample text

But he is also known by five pen names, three of which he shared with his close friend and collaborator, the famous Argentine author, Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). By the time he was seventeen a collection of short pieces by Bioy had already been published in Buenos Aires. Bioy met Borges in 1932. Despite the age gap the writers became friends and co-authors of a number of works. It is amusing that their first collaborative effort produced a brochure about—yogurt—one of the products made at the dairy ranch belonging to Bioy’s family.

She was the first Latin American author to be accorded that honor. It is noteworthy that a student to whom Alcayaga gave direction and encouragement when she was a high school principal also went on to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), a Chilean poet, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1971. Like Alcayaga, Neruda adopted a pseudonym as a young poet. Neruda’s real name was Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes, but he took the name Pablo Neruda, derived from Jan Neruda (1834-1891), a Czech author, in 1919.

The book of poetry was published at the sisters’ own expense. Only two copies were sold. Early in their literary careers all of the sisters used a number of other pen names, some of them rather colorful. Charlotte used C. , Genius, Lord Charles Wellesley, and The Marquis of Douro; Emily passed herself off as R. Alcon; and Anne donned the cloaks of Lady Geralda, Olivia Vernon, and Alexandria Zenobia. And so each of the sisters began writing on her own. Soon Jane Eyre appeared; Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey followed.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.36 of 5 – based on 24 votes