6 edition of Mencken (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf) found in the catalog.
Mencken (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf)
August 1, 1986
by The Johns Hopkins University Press
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||462|
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: Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.
The American Language, first published in , is H. L. 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. In , Mencken remarked on the "queer words which go into the making of 4/5(3). About A Mencken Chrestomathy. 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 .
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 came to Prohibition Mencken Author: Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. Quotations by H. L. Mencken, American Writer, Born Septem Share with your friends. "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series ".
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Mencken. THE PREJUDICES, collected here in book form, are an early portion of mencken’s newspaper articles. the first volume appeared inthe same year as his better known THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.
over the years, five more volumes followed, concluding with the last volume in /5(20). Most of the books about Mencken are of little worth.) Since Hobson had access to Mencken's dirty linen (according to this book, Mencken saved and catalogued everything, then sent shipments of his personal effects not merely to the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, but to several libraries and universities -- every hoarder's dream) what startling new facts do we learn from this book?Cited by: 7.
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Mencken has books on Goodreads with ratings. H.L. Mencken’s most popular book is A Mencken Chrestomathy. H.L. Mencken, controversialist, humorous journalist, and pungent critic of American life who powerfully influenced U.S.
Mencken book through the s. He jeered at American sham, pretension, provincialism, and prudery, and he ridiculed the nation’s organized religion, business, and middle class (or ‘booboisie’).
A Book of Burlesques H. Mencken downloads; A Book of Prefaces H. Mencken downloads; Prejudices, Third Series H. Mencken downloads; We Moderns: Enigmas and Guesses Edwin Muir downloads; Damn. A Book of Calumny H.
Mencken downloads; The American Credo H. Mencken and George Jean Nathan downloads. His masterpiece was one of the few books he wrote about something he loved, a book called The American Language (), a history an He attacked chiropractors and 4/5. Though best known for his caustic newspaper columns, H.
Mencken's most enduring contribution to American literature may be his autobiographical writings, most of which first appeared in the New Yorker. 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. The Best Works of H.
Mencken: The american credo, The american language, The philosophy of friedrich Nietzsche, A book of burlesques, A book of Damn. A book of calumny, In defense of women.
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: His Own Selection Of His Choicest Writing User Review - Kirkus The culling of the best, the choicest passages, from the famous Prejudices, which in their day made Mencken 5/5(4).
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. In Defense of Women by H. Mencken and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Books.
Reporter, editor, essayist, and columnist - Mencken did it all, and with a certain literary flare. Mencken was ruthless, both in content and his choice of subject, though he did use humor.
Joshi has begun issuing editions of Mencken’s early newspaper and magazine work as part of a long-range project titled The Collected Essays and Journalism of H. Mencken. He is issuing these books through Amazon’s CreateSpace (print) and Kindle (ebook) platforms.
Eight volumes will contain material from the Smart Set. It is often forgotten that before the early s, Mencken was better known as a literary critic than as a political one.
His first published book after Ventures was a treatise on Shaw and his plays; this was followed by The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (), the first book-length study of Nietzsche in English. But it was during his joint editorship of the Smart Set with the drama. 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. It is notable both for its suggestion of Mencken's still-developing literary talents at the age of 27 and for its impressive detail as the first book on Nietzsche written in English (only seven years after Author: H.
Mencken. The first book on Nietzsche ever to appear in English, this examination by legendary journalist H. Mencken is still one of the most enlightening. Mencken wrote this book while still in his 20s, but his penchant for thoroughness was evident even at that young agein preparation for /5(10).
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.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 Mencken did not champion women's rights, he described women as wiser in many novel and observable ways, while demeaning average men.
According to Mencken's biographer, Fred Hobson.As Mencken suggests, the proliferation of books on sex hygiene has scientifically explained away its alluring mystery. He remains forever skeptical of democracy, which promotes group conformity in place of individual thinking.