Alan Mac Clyde, Edith Kindler, Joan Spanking and Jean de La Beuque fils [Edit]
Alan Mac Clyde, Edith Kindler, Joan Spanking and Jean de La Beuque fils are pseudonyms for the author of several French-language pornographic novels published in the 1930s by the Librairie Générale (84, Boulevard Diderot, Paris) and Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne Rèunies, imprints of Paul Brenet, a publisher specializing in flagellation and BDSM works.
Robert Mérodack has suggested that behind this pseudonym is hidden Maurice Renard (1875–1939), a French author of several science fiction novels among which are Le Docteur Lerne, sous-dieu, Le Péril bleu and Les Mains d’Orlac. His argument is based on a passage of La Reine cravache where Edith Kindler wrote «taxées de fantaisistes que certain auteur français de grand talent accorde à son héros le docteur Lerne, qu’il qualifie de sous dieu».
The pseudonym Alan Mac Clyde was subsequently re-used by another author of English-language erotica in the 1950s.