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by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers,H. L. Mencken

  • Author: Marion Elizabeth Rodgers,H. L. Mencken
  • ISBN: 1598530747
  • ISBN13: 978-1598530742
  • ePub: 1636 kb | FB2: 1894 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: Library of America; First Edition edition (September 2, 2010)
  • Pages: 624
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 377
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H. L. Mencken: Prejudices Vol. 1 (LOA #206): First, Second, and Third Series (Library of America H. L. Mencken Edition) ePub download

Series: The Library of America (Book 206).

L. Mencken was unquestionably the most provocative and influential journalist and cultural critic in twentieth-century America. The six volumes of Prejudices. Series: The Library of America (Book 206). Hardcover: 624 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1598530742. Product Dimensions: . x . inches. Shipping Weight: . pounds.

First, Second, and Third Series. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. Mencken: Prejudices: First, Second, & Third Series. Mencken has done more for the national letters than any man alive. Project support for this volume was provided by Kathryn & Roger Penske in honor of Jay Carl Penske. Mencken, Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. Library of America, 2 сент. Результаты поиска по книге. Mencken went on to build himself a reputation as one of America's most brilliant writers and literary critics. His basic approach was to question everything and to accept no limits on personal freedom. The work shows not only how American English differs from British English but how the 300 year American experience shaped American dialect.

ISBN-13: 978-1598530759. H. L. Mencken was the most provocative and influential journalist and cultural critic in twentieth-century America. In this volume and a companion, The Library of America presents all six series of Prejudices (1919-1927), the iconoclastic collections that helped blast American literature out of its complacency and into a new age of frankness and maturity. The six volumes of Prejudices, published between 1919 and 1927, were both a slashing attack on what Mencken saw as American provincialism and hypocrisy and a resounding defense of the writers and thinkers he thought of as harbingers of a new frankness and maturity.

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This Library of America Series of . Mencken is fascinating. Loved, admired, hated, and respected, Mencken was an original. His literary work and public persona made people think and still do.

Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English.

The Library of America (LOA) is a nonprofit publisher of classic American literature. 206. Henry Louis Mencken. Prejudices: First, Second, and Third Series. Marion Elizabeth Rodgers.

Books by h·L·mencken. A MENCKEN CHRESTOMATHY (with selections from 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, with pieces from the American Mercury, Smart Set, and the Baltimore Evening Sun, and some previously unpublished notes). Minority report: h. mencken’s notebooks. THE BATHTUB HOAX and Other Blasts and Bravos from the Chicago Tribune. LETTERS OF H. MENCKEN, selected and annotated by Guy J. Forgue.

H. L. Mencken was unquestionably the most provocative and influential journalist and cultural critic in twentieth-century America. The six volumes of Prejudices, published between 1919 and 1927, were both a slashing attack on what Mencken saw as American provincialism and hypocrisy and a resounding defense of the writers and thinkers he thought of as harbingers of a new frankness and maturity. Laced with savage humor and delighting in verbal play, Mencken’s prose remains a one-of-a-kind roller-coaster ride through a staggering range of themes: literature and journalism, politics and religion, sex and marriage, food and drink.In this and a companion volume, The Library of America presents all six series of Prejudices in their original form. The first three series include some of his most famous writing, including “The Sahara of the Bozart,” an attack on Southern culture so unbridled as to earn him widespread criticism from politicians and the press; “The National Letters,” a lively and free-spoken survey of writing in America; “The Dry Millennium,” an analysis of the multiple absurdities of Prohibition; “Exeunt Omnes,” an unblinking and deromanticized contemplation of death; and “On Being an American,” a humorous celebration of the political and cultural panorama that he saw as “incomparably the greatest show on earth.” Here are his harsh summing-up of Theodore Roosevelt’s career (“he didn’t believe in democracy; he believed simply in government”) and his sympathetic portraits of literary friends like James Huneker and George Jean Nathan. Mencken’s account of the original reception of Prejudices, from his memoir My Life as Editor and Author, is included as an appendix.Edmund Wilson wrote: “Mencken’s mind . . . has all the courage in the world in a country where courage is rare.” That courage may sometimes have been coupled with an inflexible stubbornness that led him into positions hard to defend. But to succeeding generations of writers and readers, Mencken was the figure who had risked charges of heresy and sedition and almost single-handedly brought America into a new cultural era. To read him is to be plunged into an era whose culture wars were easily as ferocious as those of our own day, in the company of a critic of vast curiosity and vivacious frankness.LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Juce
I bought these volumes for a friend and ended up reading almost all of both for myself as we passed them between us. Mencken is a writer whom I had heard mentioned regularly but took him to be more a dated source of witticism than a lasting voice to be heard with respect. These essays and pieces give a fascinating insight into the US political and literary scene in the pre-WW1period and its aftermath. Mencken should be given much more prominence as pungent observer of the society in which he lived and as an interpreter of trends and fallibilities in its governance which continue to dictate patterns of political behaviour.
Berenn
A thinking man's critic. Metaphoric 220 grit sandpaper for your cherished beliefs.
Risa
Good
Vudojar
A true honor to experience the early twentieth century they the eyes of a writer with amazing wit and perspective
Ionzar
Mencken at his best!!! A "MUST HAVE" if you enjoy Mencken!
Quttaro
Love Mencken. Great transaction.
Malogamand
Great transaction, great book.
I was largely unfamiliar with Mencken's writings until recently but I decided to take a chance on these two volumes. How lucky I am that I did! These essays are wonderful. H.L. Mencken is a writer I can enjoy without feeling he is talking down to me... intelligent and witty discourse makes his Prejudices a engaging and educational at once. Even the format is perfect... well-bound and small, but not paperback-sized. I will be enjoying these for many years to come.
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