Did male writers ever assume androgynous names like women writers in the history?
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Women writers in history like Charlotte Bronte (Currer Bell), Emily Bronte (Ellis Bell), and, Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot) had taken either male or androgynous pen names. For female writers to do so, the reasons are obvious: to hide their identity so as to be read like a male writer would be read, without any prejudices. Also, writing was not considered an appropriate profession for women.
The question is: has any male writer ever assumed or faced the need to assume an androgynous name or a female given name? Anonymity has been chosen by many though.