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Wrong George

January 19, 1991

In the Jan. 5 review of the PBS show "A Room of One's Own," Ray Loynd made an allusion to the disgraceful period in which women writers found it necessary to take male pen names in order to get published. The example he used was other British women writers such as George Sand.

George Sand was the pen name of Amandine Aurore Lucie Dudevant (nee Dupin), a French writer. Loynd no doubt meant to refer to Mary Ann Evans, who, using the name George Eliot, has caused generations of schoolchildren to suffer reading her novel "Silas Marner."

JOHN CONNOT

Monrovia

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