"A strong and bitter book-sickness floods one's soul"

"Solomon Eagle" was in fact the pen name of J.C. Squire, which he used to contribute articles (including the one that this is taken from) to New Statesman magazine in the early 20th century. Pen names, or pseudonyms, are great if you're the kind of writer who wants to cultivate an extra air of mystery or write about something controversial, or if you simply have a real name that's too embarrassing to be published.

If, after finishing an article or book, your imagination is too worn out to think up your own pseudonym, you can find an easy generator right here.