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4 edition of H. L. Mencken. found in the catalog.

H. L. Mencken.

Ernest Augustus Boyd

H. L. Mencken.

by Ernest Augustus Boyd

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Published by Folcroft Library Editions in [Folcroft, Pa.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Mencken, H. L. 1880-1956.,
    • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.,
    • Editors -- United States -- Biography.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3525.E43 Z54 1974b
      The Physical Object
      Pagination89 p.
      Number of Pages89
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5422421M
      ISBN 100841498601
      LC Control Number73016171
      OCLC/WorldCa1905104

      The book, ″The Diary of H.L. Mencken,″ was edited by Mencken scholar Charles A. Fecher of Baltimore and published by Alfred A. Knopf. Mencken is revered by many writers and journalists for his erudite writing and often brilliant social and political criticism. The National Press Club in Washington has a library named in his honor and The. No one ever argued more forcefully or with such acerbic wit against the foolish aspects of religion as H. L. Mencken (). As a journalist, he gained national prominence through his newspaper columns describing the now-famous Scopes trial, which pitted Fundamentalists against a public school teacher who dared to teach evolution.

      Enjoy the best H. L. Mencken Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by H. L. Mencken, American Writer, Born Septem Share with your friends.   In Defense of Women is H. L. Mencken's book on women and the relationship between the sexes. Some laud the book as progressive while others brand it as reactionary. While Mencken did not champion women's rights, he described women as wiser in many novel and observable ways, while demeaning average :

        H.L. Mencken was an American author and editor who rose to prominence in the s. For a time, Mencken was considered one of the sharpest observers of American life and culture. His prose contained countless quotable phrases that worked their way into the national discourse. The American Language, first published in , is H. L. Mencken's book about the English language as spoken in the United States. Mencken was inspired by "the argot of the colored waiters" in Washington, as well as one of his favorite authors, Mark Twain, and his experiences on the streets of Baltimore.


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H. L. Mencken by Ernest Augustus Boyd Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mencken is perhaps best known for his scathing political satire. But politicians, as far as Mencken was concerned, had no monopoly on self-righteous chest-thumping, deceit, and thievery. He also found religion to be an adversary worthy of his attention and, in Treatise on the Gods, he offers some of his best shots, a choreographed cannonade.

H.L. Mencken has books on Goodreads with ratings. H.L. Mencken’s most popular book is A Mencken Chrestomathy. The Impossible H. Mencken is certainly one of the best, and it features a wide variety of Mencken's subject matter -- on journalism, presidential conventions, congressmen, food, music, the American language.

There’s even Mencken’s humorous translation of the Declaration of Independence into street Cited by: 1. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of over 1, results for "H. Mencken" Skip to. This is about one-third of the diary that Mencken kept from towith some marginal explanatory notes by Mencken scholar Fecher.

The diary, which was sealed by Mencken's request for 25 years, reveals Mencken's daily thoughts about his activities and friends, as well as his attitudes and by: 5. The Best Works of H. Mencken: The american credo, The american language, The philosophy of friedrich Nietzsche, A book of burlesques, A book of.

Maybe the two notions are really not so far apart as they seem to be. H.L. Mencken, "New York", in The Impossible H.L. Mencken Henry Louis Mencken () is /5. A Book of Prefaces H. Mencken 99 downloads The Borzoi Being a sort of record of five years' publishing Inc.

Alfred A. Knopf 51 downloads We Moderns: Enigmas. A Historical Treasure: the never-before, published diary of the most outspoken, iconoclastic, ferociously articulate of American social critics -- the sui generis newspaperman, columnist for the Baltimore Sun, editor of The American Mercury, and author of The American Language, who was admired, feared, and famous for his merciless puncturing of smugness, his genius for def/5.

Looking for books by H.L. Mencken. See all books authored by H.L. Mencken, including The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-believer, and A Mencken Chrestomathy, and more on H L Mencken.

Terry Teachout is a journalist and critic whose biography of Mencken, The Skeptic: A Life of H. Mencken, was published in Henry Louis Mencken was born in Baltimore in and remained a lifelong resident.

Opinionated and controversial, he wrote columns for the Baltimore Evening Sun that earned him a national reputation.

"A Mencken Chrestomathy" was originally published inwhen H L Mencken shortly before a stroke ended his writing career. It's my favorite collection of Mencken's writings, possibly because he selected the contents himself. He had been a journalist, literary critic and cultural gadfly for many years, and much of his best work is here.4/5.

Mencken made still another contribution to American culture. In he had published a solid volume, The American Language, an attempt to bring together examples of American, rather than English, expressions and idioms. The book at once attracted attention.

The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche is a book by H. Mencken, the first edition in The book covers both better and lesser known areas of Friedrich Nietzsche 's life and philosophy.

A major literary event: Mencken’s dazzling autobiography, with pages of his own never-before-published commentary and photos. Inat the age of fifty-five, H. Mencken published a reminiscence about his boyhood in The New Yorker, beginning a long and magnificent adventure in autobiography by America’s greatest n went on to gather his childhood Pages: The American Language by H.

(Henry Louis) () Mencken and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   H. Mencken was a journalist in the first half of the 20th century, reporting on social and political matters such as the Scopes Trial. He was the editor of The Smart Set and The American Mercury and the author of over two dozen books, including The American Language, Happy Days, Newspaper Days, and Heather was also the translator of Nietzsche's The : Barnes & Noble.

A Book of Prefaces is H. Mencken 's collection of essays criticizing American culture, authors, and movements. Mencken described the work as " [My] most important book in its effects upon my professional career.".

Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from books—the six installments of the Prejudices series, A Book of Burlesques, In Defense of Women, Notes on Democracy, Making a President, A Book of Calumny, Treatise on Right and Wrong—but there are also magazine and newspaper pieces that never got between covers (from Pages: The book sold exceptionally well by Mencken's standards— copies in the first two months.

The book was an early title published by Alfred A. Knopf and would go on to be revised three times in the author's lifetime. Reviews of the book praised it lavishly, with the exception of one by Mencken's old nemesis, Stuart Sherman. The H. L. Mencken Room & Collection. The H. L. Mencken Room and Collection is located at the Central branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathederal Street in Baltimore.

Shortly after World War II, Mencken expressed his intention of bequeathing his books and papers to the Pratt Library. During the first half of the twentieth century, H. L.

Mencken was the most outspoken defender of liberty in America. He spent thousands of dollars challenging restrictions on freedom of the press. He boldly denounced President Woodrow Wilson for whipping up patriotic fervor to enter World War I, which cost his job as a newspaper columnist.The Online Books Page.

Online Books by. H. L. Mencken (Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article. Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), The American Credo: A Contribution Toward the Interpretation of the National Mind (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, ), also by George Jean Nathan (Gutenberg text and page images).