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What's in a pseudonym? Plenty

"Romain Gary (above) used pseudonyms partly out of his taste for provocation but also because he had the literary concept of the 'total novel' in which the author is a character in his own book." - Mario Baudino, journalist.


FROM George Eliot to John le Carre, writers reaching out for the disguise or anonymity offered by a pseudonym is nothing new in the literary world. But the phenomenon has been put back in the spotlight by Italian publishing sensation Elena Ferrante's assiduous efforts to keep her...

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