“Pen names have long been a means for writers to inhabit another identity—to attain privacy, assume the acceptably literate gender, or play with the freedom of a psychic unburdening. But at what point does a pseudonym become obfuscation, transgression?”
Luling Osofsky on Kent Johnson’s / Araki Yasusada’s / Tosa Motokiyu’s “Mad Daughter and the Big-Bang.”
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Pen names have long been a means for writers to inhabit another identity—to attain privacy, assume the acceptably literate gender, or play with the freedom of a psychic unburdening. But at what point does a pseudonym become obfuscation, transgression?

Luling Osofsky on Kent Johnson’s / Araki Yasusada’s / Tosa Motokiyu’s “Mad Daughter and the Big-Bang.”

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