Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Politics of Anonymity

What do Ellis Bell, Victoria Lucas and Jane Somers have in common? They’re pseudonyms (and, incidentally, women have used them). More specifically, they’re nom de plumes, assumed by their users for diverse reasons, which I’ll return to. But first, have … Continue reading

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Dangerous Writing: Tom Spanbauer’s The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon

Chuck Palahniuk, maverick author of the cult novel Fight Club (1996), developed his minimalist style in a Portland fiction-writing workshop during the early ’90s. That Palahniuk’s novels get more press for their pop-pulp shock value than for their philosophy has … Continue reading

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