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Mencken!

James L. Crowell

Mencken!

by James L. Crowell

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Published by Central Oregon Community College] in [Bend, Ore .
Written in English


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Statementby James L. Crowell.
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Pagination81 p. ;
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  Mencken is known as the chief heretic of the American civic religion, and this book shows why. Your eyes will pop out at not only his dazzling prose but, and most especially, at the thoughts that he dares put in print, almost as a revolutionary act. Mencken shocked southerners when he published a severe indictment of southern culture, "The Sahara of the Bozart," which first appeared in in the New York Evening Mail and was reprinted in his book, Prejudices, Second Series (). In his essay he charged that the South was "almost as sterile, artistically, intellectually, culturally, as.

Henry Louis Mencken (Septem – Janu ), better known as H. L. Mencken, was a twentieth-century journalist, satirist, social critic, cynic, and freethinker, known as the "Sage of Baltimore" and the "American Nietzsche".He is often regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the early 20th century. At one point in his career, he was simultaneously America's. About Minority Report. In the fall of H. L. Mencken, then at the top of his unmatchable form (he had spoken at a meeting of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia only a little while before), suffered a stroke. He soon recovered his physical vigor, but writing was for him a thing of the past.

But both before and after the Scopes trial, Mencken spent much of his career as a columnist and book reviewer lampooning the ignorant piety of gullible Americans. S. T. Joshi has brought together and organized many of Mencken's writings on religion in this provocative and entertaining collection. Buy Vintage Mencken Vintage Books ed by Mencken, H. L. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(36).


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H.L. Mencken Collection 7 Books The american credo, The american language, The philosophy of friedrich Nietzsche, A book of burlesques, A book of. 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.

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 book at once attracted attention. It grew with each reissue through the years, and in and Mencken published substantial supplements.

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Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear.

Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. Enjoy the best H. Mencken Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by H. Mencken, American Writer, Born Septem Share with your friends.

Charles Fecher, editor of the controversial book The Diary of H.L. Mencken, discussed the life of H.L. Mencken and his work in publishing Mencken’s diary.A newspaper man, magazine editor, author. Writing for the Baltimore Evening Sun on 26 Julyin an article entitled “Bayard vs. Lionheart” (and reprinted in the book On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe), Mencken cynically opined.

Originally published inthis book considers topics that remain of vital interest to today’s readers, including monogamy and polygamy, the double standard, sexual harassment, and declining marriage rates. Written in Mencken’s characteristic no-nonsense manner, In Defense of Women crackles with controversy and caustic wit.

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Henry L. Mencken was born in Baltimore, Maryland in and died there in He began his long career as a journalist, critic, and philologist on the Baltimore Morning Herald in In he joined the staff of the Baltimore Sun, thus beginning an association which lasted until a few years before his death.5/5(4).

This book, like all of Mencken's writings, is a lesson in delivering devastating criticism in the form of highly literate and beautifully flowing prose. It helps, of course, to be able to side with the author on his opinions, but is no impediment to enjoyment if you can't -- unless, I Cited by: 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. Famed for his rapier wit as much as his ill-temperament, Henry Louis (H.L.) Mencken rose to national prominence as a journalist and correspondent for the Baltimore Sun.

A student of Friedrich Nietzsche and Mark Twain, Mencken was a detractor of representative democracy, religion, and social norms, and thus stood in stark contrast against the.

Mencken's book The American Language revealed him to be an authority on the American language, and his essays and articles made him a popular advocate for free press and the First Amendment.

Limited Edition. US hardback limited edition, SIGNED by Mencken and numbered 34/ specially bound on Borzoi Rage Paper.

The book is VG overall with rubbing to boards, especially at corners where card is exposed. Paper spine label browned, but a very crisp spare is still to be found at top of rear pastedown. No jacket.

Signed by Author(s). Book. The American Language, first published inis H. Mencken's book about the English language as spoken in the United n 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.

InMencken remarked on the "queer words which go into the making of 4/5(3). Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.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.

Mencken’s first book introduced Nietzsche to Americans, and he was a bit of an elitist. (eg, Democracy = the people getting what they want good and hard) But when it Author: Marion Elizabeth Rodgers.