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February 1948

  • I Changed My Name

    Over the years, The Atlantic has taken special pleasure in introducing the work of new writers. In the field of nonfiction we have published a succession of autobiographical narratives, the true stories of men and women who have shared with the reader the truth, the humor—and the difficulties—of a singular experience. Occasionally, as in this instance, the author prefers to remain anonymous. It is sufficient to say that he is a New Yorker who once taught school and who bas been the assistant editor of an industrial newspaper for some years.

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