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. beneficial properties of the compendium comprise 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 choice of women and men authors.

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Pearl Sydenstriker was born in Hillsboro, West Virginia to parents who were Presbyterian missionaries on leave from their work in China. When Pearl was two her parents took her back with them to Chinkiang (now called Zhenjiang). The language she spoke first was Chinese. She went to school in Shanghai and to college in the United States, but the region where she grew up became the setting for a number of her novels. Pearl Sydenstriker married Dr. John L. Buck, a missionary, in 1917. They eventually settled in Nanking (today known as Nanjing) where Pearl Buck taught English on the college level for about ten years.

In fact, Ayckbourn has become the most popular and prolific playwright writing in Great Britain today. Among his most famous plays are Absurd Person Singular (1972), The Norman Conquests, a trilogy, (1973), Woman in Mind (1985), and A Small Family Business (1987). How the Other Half Loves (1969) was successfully staged on Broadway in 1971. Ayckbourn’s plays are dark comedies about British middle class life. The dark vision which shades Ayckbourn’s view began with playwrights such as Samuel Beckett (1905-1989), Joe Orton (1933-1967), whose real name, incidentally, was John Kingsley Orton, and Harold Pinter (1930-), who has sometimes used Harold Pinta as a byname.

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