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. positive aspects of the compendium comprise pen names starting with each letter of the alphabet, authors from twenty-five nations, the recipients of the Nobel Prize for literature who used pseudonyms, and a balanced choice of women and men authors.
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However, from time to time, she used many other pen names—more than twenty in all. Three stories were published under the name Matilda Berry in 1915. Two poems, published in Rhythm, were supposedly translations of a Russian writer’s work, but Boris Petrovsky was another pseudonym of Kathleen Beauchamp. She contributed other pieces to Rhythm using pen names such as Lili Heron, and The Tiger. In 1919 Athenaeum published some of her poetry under the name Elizabeth Stanley (which was the name of Beauchamp’s paternal grandmother).
Was an outstanding performer in the circus of life. He was an upstanding one, as well, if you consider his lectures. Browne was one of a group of humorists who learned from each other and whose influence extends to the present day. Their writing is characterized by atrocious spelling and awful grammar. President Lincoln read a piece by Browne to cheer up his cabinet just as he had read them one by David Locke, who wrote under the name of Petroleum V. Nasby (q. ). Another humorist who mined the same vein was Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818-1885), whose nib name was Josh Billings.
A front page story in The New York Times of November 6, 1997 revealed that Mrs. Helen Cathcart, the renowned biographer of British royalty, was really the late Harold Albert. ) Some authors have used only initials or even a single letter as a pen name. (Helen Hunt Jackson called herself H. H. ) There are even cases of two authors sharing a pen name. (Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. ) Occasionally, a lot of ingenuity has been demonstrated by authors in divising pen names. Charlotte Tucker used the initials A.