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GUEST,Sheila Obit: Ed Mcbain (11) RE: Obit: Ed Mcbain 08 Jul 05

He was born Salvatore Lombino. He changed his name in 1952, believing that "prejuduce against writers with foreign names" would lead publishers to reject their work. "If you're an Italian-American, you're not supposed to be a literate person," he said in 1981. This was reported in the N.Y. Times.

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