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Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis) 1880-1956

Overview
Works: 1,777 works in 4,344 publications in 3 languages and 116,482 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  History  Records and correspondence  Drama  Miscellanea  Periodicals  Controversial literature  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Compiler, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Adapter, Composer, Performer, Former owner, Recipient, Honoree
Classifications: PS3525.E43, B
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The American language : an inquiry into the development of English in the United States by H. L Mencken ( Book )
282 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 5,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic was written to clarify the discrepancies between British and American English and to define the distinguishing characteristics of American English. Mencken's groundbreaking study was undoubtedly the most scientific linguistic work on the American language to date and continues to serve as a definitive resource in the field
In defense of women by H. L Mencken ( Book )
106 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche by H. L Mencken ( Book )
48 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first book on Nietzsche ever to appear in English, this examination by legendary journalist H.L. 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 age--in preparation for writing this book, he read Nietzsche's works in their entirety, mostly in the original German. A brief biographical sketch is followed by clear and thorough explanations of Nietzsche's basic concepts and attitudes. Analyzed are Nietzsche's much-misunderstood concept of the superman, his concept of eternal recurren
A new dictionary of quotations on historical principles from ancient and modern sources by H. L Mencken ( Book )
46 editions published between 1942 and 2001 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member 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 )
17 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in English and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Mencken chrestomathy by H. L Mencken ( Book )
32 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from books'the six 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
Treatise on the gods by H. L Mencken ( Book )
53 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
H. L. Mencken is perhaps best known for his scathing political satire. But politicians, as far as Mencken was concerned, had no monopoly on self-righteousness, deceit, and thievery. He also found religion to be an adversary worthy of his attention, and here he offers some of his best shots. Mencken examines religion everywhere, from India to Peru, from the myths of Egypt to the traditional beliefs of America's Bible Belt. He examines doctrines, dogmas, sacred texts, heresies, and ceremonies. He reviews the history of the Christian church and its founders. "It is Tertullian who is credited with the motto, Credo, quia absurdum est: I believe because it is incredible. Needless to say, he began life as a lawyer." Controversial even before it was published in 1930, Treatise on the Gods remains what its author wished it to be: the plain, clear challenge of honest doubt.--From publisher description
Eleven plays of Henrik Ibsen by Henrik Ibsen ( Book )
4 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A book of prefaces by H. L Mencken ( Book )
59 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In defense of women by H. L Mencken ( )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A carnival of buncombe by H. L Mencken ( Book )
20 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Vintage Mencken by H. L Mencken ( Book )
19 editions published between 1955 and 1990 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member 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
Minority report: H.L. Mencken's notebooks by H. L Mencken ( Book )
19 editions published between 1956 and 1997 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American language; an inquiry into the development of English in the United States. The 4th ed. and the two supplements, abridged, with annotations and new material by H. L Mencken ( Book )
5 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bathtub hoax, and other blasts & bravos from the Chicago tribune by H. L Mencken ( Book )
11 editions published between 1958 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American mercury ( )
in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Mencken : essays ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Bernard Shaw : his plays by H. L Mencken ( Book )
37 editions published between 1905 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this 1905 short work of criticism, one great satirical mind pays tribute to another. In addition to lively synopses and appreciations of Mrs. Warren's Profession, Arms and the Man, The Devil's Disciple, Man and Superman, Caesar and Cleopatra , and others, Mencken offers an epilogue on Shaw and Shakespeare
Prejudices by H. L Mencken ( Book )
27 editions published between 1910 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prejudices : second series by H. L Mencken ( Book )
18 editions published between 1920 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hatteras, Owen.
Hatteras, Owen, 1880-1956
M., H. L. 1880-1956
Mencken, H. 1880-1956
Mencken, H. L.
Mencken, H. L. 1880-1956
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
Mencken, Henry 1880-1956
Mencken, Henry L., 1880-1956
Mencken, Henry L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
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Mencken, Henry Louis, 1880-1956
メンケン, H. L
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