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(so͞o`dənĭm) [Gr.,=false name], name assumed, particularly by writers, to conceal identity. A writer's pseudonym is also referred to as a nom de plume (pen name). Famous examples in literature are George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), Stendhal (Marie Henri Beyle), and George Sand (Mme Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, baronne Dudevant). Perhaps because the genre is not considered a serious one, detective story writers often use pseudonyms, especially if they are noted in other fields; for example, the poet C. Day Lewis wrote mysteries under the name Nicholas Blake.


See S. Halkett and J. Laing, Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature (7 vol., rev. ed. 1926–34; repr. 1971).

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Using a pseudonym, which is a fictitious name or alias. Pronounced "soo-don-a-miss." For example, cryptocurrency transactions are pseudonymous because the aliases are the sender and recipient's secret keys, not their names. However, if someone is able to determine the identity of the key, then all the transactions ever made with that key are no longer private. Contrast with anonymous, which means nameless. See cryptocurrency.
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In her younger years, she reviewed books for The Ladder and wrote pseudonymously for The Mattachine Review and other gay magazines.
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After the 121 principal entries, there are appendixes devoted to a variety of subjects, including pseudonymously published popular songs, school compositions, cadenzas, lost works, transcriptions, choreographic adaptations, interviews with the composer, and Ibert's own writings (primarily music criticism).
He wrote to Edmund Randolph, "Though I see the pen of the Secretary of the Treasury plainly in the attack on me, yet since he has not chosen to put his name to it, I am not free to notice it as his." It was Madison and Monroe, along with the supportive Randolph, who were enlisted to reply pseudonymously in Jefferson's defense.
(e.g., Simon Wastell).(10) Or he may possess an entirely different set of initials, signing himself pseudonymously, as Nicholas Breton often did for reasons unknown, or suffering misrepresentation at the hands of a publisher eager to improve sales by implying Shakespeare's authorship.
Robin Morgan published a pseudonymously authored account of ritual abuse as a cover story in Ms.
Even in their lifetime, on occasion, he would attack them in the media, but only anonymously or pseudonymously. He dismissed, for example, Rajiv Gandhi in a magazine article published in 1990, a year before the latter's death, as a brash, immature, impetuous and self-destructive megalomaniac.
Of the remaining twelve tides, published anonymously or pseudonymously, Swift assigns authors to eleven in his MS table of contents, including his own Contests and Dissensions ("by Dr Jon.
Burroughs would publish Junky pseudonymously and begin the radical literary experiments that culminated in Naked Lunch.
In defiance of his superiors, he published pseudonymously El criticon (1651, 1653, 1657; The Critick ), a three-part philosophical novel.
Until the last six years of her life, Helen Jackson's career as a nineteenth-century American women writer was in so many ways conventional that most contemporary critics conclude, as Cheryl Walker does in The Nightingale's Burden, that "for Jackson the culturally determined literary sensibility she inherited was definitive."(1) She turned to writing only after the deaths of her first husband and two sons denied her her first role choice of wife and mother; she published most of her work - poetry, travel essays, domestic advice, children's books, and fiction - pseudonymously or anonymously; while she had a sharp eye for local color and realistic detail, frequently her tone is didactic, her plots improbable, and her characters sentimentally idealized.
But Catholics were also present in most of the other major Resistance movements, with writers like Francois Mauriac, Pierre Emmanuel and Loys Masson providing material, pseudonymously, for Vercors's 'Editions de Minuit' or Pierre Seghers's Poesie.