Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis) 1880-1956
Most widely held works about H. L Mencken
Most widely held works by H. L Mencken
The American language : an inquiry into the development of English in the United States by H. L Mencken ( Book )
172 editions published between 1921 and 2006 in English and held by 3,203 libraries worldwide
This Web site is an online version of The American language, by H.L. Mencken. This classic was written to clarify the discrepancies between British and American English and to define the distinguishing characteristics of American English. At the time Mencken wrote this work, it was considered groundbreaking and continues to serve as a definitive resource in the field.
In defense of women by H. L Mencken ( Book )
72 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in English and German and held by 2,043 libraries worldwide
Originally published in 1922, this 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.
A new dictionary of quotations on historical principles from ancient and modern sources by H. L Mencken ( Book )
21 editions published between 1942 and 2001 in English and held by 1,551 libraries worldwide
"This book is based upon a collection of quotations begun in 1918 or thereabout for my own use. Its purpose was to keep track of sayings that, for one reason or another, interested me and seemed worth remembering, but that, also for one reason or another, were not in the existing quotation-books. The collection grew steadily, helped by the contributions of friends who knew of it, and there arose inevitably the notion that it might be worth printing."--From preface written by H. L. Mencken.
The American scene, a reader by H. L Mencken ( Book )
15 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in English and held by 1,527 libraries worldwide
A Mencken chrestomathy by H. L Mencken ( Book )
33 editions published between 1949 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,495 libraries worldwide
The diary of H.L. Mencken by H. L Mencken ( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,298 libraries worldwide
Happy days, 1880-1892 by H. L Mencken ( Book )
54 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,284 libraries worldwide
Mencken reminisces about his boyhood in Baltimore.
Newspaper days, 1899-1906 by H. L Mencken ( Book )
60 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,264 libraries worldwide
In the second volume of his autobiographical writings, H. L. Mencken recalls his early years as a reporter. On January 16, 1899, Mencken applied for a job with the Baltimore Morning Herald, much to the editor's amusement. But Mencken persisted, and came back to the offices night after night until finally, in February, the editor sent him out into a blizzard to see if anything worth printing was happening on the snow-covered streets. Soon, Mencken was assigned to the police beat, and then to city hall, where the really big crooks worked. Mencken learned his craft so well that by 1901 he had become the Herald's Sunday editor, and in 1906 he was hired as an editor of the Baltimore Sun, where he quickly attracted a national following. Sustained by a steady diet of crabs, cigars, whiskey, and beer, he haunted Baltimore's jails and courtrooms, its churches, theaters, and saloons, and chased fire wagons, interviewed cops and coroners, battled politicians and crusaders, then raced back to the newsroom to beat his deadline by a second or two.
Treatise on the gods by H. L Mencken ( Book )
39 editions published between 1930 and 2006 in English and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
A carnival of buncombe by H. L Mencken ( Book )
27 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. The political arena afforded Mencken a special opportunity to showcase his talents. He despised hypocrisy and found numerous easy targets among politicians. But while he could be merciless in attacking local and national leaders, Mencken always interspersed his scathing commentaries with entertaining exaggeration and high humor. This collection of seventy political pieces, drawn from Mencken's famous Monday columns in the Baltimore Evening Sun during the twenties and thirties, shows the "Sage of Baltimore" at his satirical best. While social attitudes may have changed, the value of Mencken's words on American politics offers us a timeless perspective.
A choice of days : essays from happy days, newspaper days, and heathen days by H. L Mencken ( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 1,191 libraries worldwide
Heathen days, 1890-1936 by H. L Mencken ( Book )
57 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
In the third volume of his reminiscences, H. L. Mencken looks back on his life and declares it "very busy and excessively pleasant." He imparts the impressive education he received from Hoggie Unglebower, the best dog trainer in Baltimore, and the survival techniques he employed at the Polytechnic, where he learned to protect his fingers from power tools and his character from the influence of algebra. He recalls his frequent visits during Prohibition to a beer hall in Union Hill, New Jersey, which Mencken thought, "the most comfortable I have ever encountered on this earth" with its perfect beer, cheap food, and expert waiters. Mencken's recollections further include the club boxing matches he attended, watching as the combatants in this gentleman's sport genteelly broke both bones and the law, and his voyage across the Atlantic, which he, unlike Columbus, paid for himself. In Naples, he admired the garbage that seemed to have accumulated since Roman times. In Tunis, he searched for the ruins of Carthage. In the Holy Land, he looked for the ruins of Gomorrah, the Hollywood of antiquity, in hopes of finding evidence that the city's unparalleled reputation for wickedness was simply exaggerated.
Minority report: H.L. Mencken's notebooks by H. L Mencken ( Book )
16 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
H.L. Mencken's Smart set criticism by H. L Mencken ( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and held by 1,134 libraries worldwide
My life as author and editor by H. L Mencken ( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
After thirty-five years in a sealed vault, the autobiography of America's great social and literary critic now comes to light, edited and with an introduction by Jonathan Yardley. H. L. Mencken stipulated in his will that the manuscript not be read for thirty-five years so that no one mentioned in its pages would still be alive on publication, thus giving the author the freedom to write what he pleased. The narrative contains many profiles and reminiscences covering Mencken's years in the magazine world, particularly with the Smart Set, which he co-edited with George Jean Nathan. The heart of the book, however, lies in the descriptions of the relationships - rivalries, feuds, friendships and mentorships - that Mencken carried on with many of the significant writers of the twentieth century, including Theodore Dreiser, James Joyce, Willa Cather, Ezra Pound, Eugene O'Neill, Frank Harris, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Aldous Huxley and Sinclair Lewis.
The Vintage Mencken by H. L Mencken ( Book )
19 editions published between 1955 and 1990 in English and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
A collection of the best of H. L. Mencken's writings, one that seeks to reacquaint older readers with his work and to introduce younger readers for the first time to one of the master craftsmen of daily journalism in the 20th century.
Letters of H.L. Mencken by H. L Mencken ( Book )
23 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
A book of prefaces by H. L Mencken ( Book )
54 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 981 libraries worldwide
The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche by H. L Mencken ( Book )
42 editions published between 1908 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 libraries worldwide
H.L. Mencken : Prejudices, first, second, and third series by H. L Mencken ( Book )
31 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 722 libraries worldwide
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, the iconoclastic essay collections, published between 1919 and 1927, that ushered in a new cosmopolitanism and skepticism. Taking on all aspects of what he saw as the conformism and provincial narrowness of American culture, Mencken launched himself with gusto at a wide range of targets, in prose of incomparable humor and richness. --from publisher's description.
American essays Americanisms American literature Art Authors, American Authors, English Authors' spouses Bibliography Biography Civilization Conrad, Joseph,--1857-1924 Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Critics Diaries Dramatic criticism Dreiser, Theodore,--1871-1945 Editors English language English literature Fiction Friendship Gods Haardt, Sara,--1898-1935 History Intellectual life Journalists Literature Manners and customs Maryland--Baltimore Mencken, H. L.--1880-1956 Miscellanea Music--Instruction and study Names Names, Personal National characteristics, American New York (State)--New York Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm,--1844-1900 Periodicals Political and social views Political science Quotations, English Records and correspondence Religion Satire, American Sexism Shaw, Bernard,--1856-1950 Southern States United States Women--Social conditions
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