Mencken Chrestomathy

Mencken Chrestomathy

Author: H.L. Mencken

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307808875

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 656

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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 the American Mercury, the Smart Set, and the Baltimore Evening Sun) and some notes that were never previously published at all. Readers will find edification and amusement in his estimates of a variety of Americans—Woodrow Wilson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Roosevelt I and Roosevelt II, James Gibbons Huneker, Rudolph Valentino, Calvin Coolidge, Ring Lardner, Theodore Dreiser, and Walt Whitman. Those musically inclined will enjoy his pieces on Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner, and there is material for a hundred controversies in his selections on Joseph Conrad, Thorstein Veblen, Nietzsche, and Madame Blavatsky.
A Mencken Chrestomathy
Language: en
Pages: 654
Authors: H.L. Mencken
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1949 - Publisher: Vintage

The famous American journalist's selections from his writings reflect his witty interpretations of humanity, government, and a variety of other topics
Mencken Chrestomathy
Language: en
Pages: 656
Authors: H.L. Mencken
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-07 - Publisher: Vintage

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
Second Mencken Chrestomathy
Language: en
Pages: 656
Authors: H.L. Mencken
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-20 - Publisher: Vintage

Before there was any such thing as political correctness, H. L. Mencken was flouting it. He was also cheerfully deriding the precursors of family values and lambasting the guardians of public virtue. This historic new collection is further evidence that Mencken was our most astute, stylish, and biliously funny commentator
A Mencken Chrestomathy
Language: en
Pages: 626
Authors: Henry L. Mencken
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1949 - Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

In my title I revive the word chrestomathy in its true sense of 'a collection of choice passages from an author or authors, ' and ignore the late edition of 'especially one complied to assist in the acquirement of a language.' In the latter significance the term is often used
H.L. Mencken
Language: en
Pages: 183
Authors: Vincent Fitzpatrick
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Mercer University Press

Over a career that spanned half of a century, Henry Louis Mencken published more than 10 million words. More than a million were written about him, many of which, Mencken liked to remark, were highly condemnatory. He was called, with good reason, the most powerful private citizen in America during