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The American scene : a reader

Author: H L Mencken; Huntington Cairns
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Wyndham Lewis; Wyndham Lewis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H L Mencken; Huntington Cairns
ISBN: 0394752147 9780394752143
OCLC Number: 7836356
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1965.
Description: xxvii, 542 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: On being an American --
The husbandman --
The national letters --
Theodore Dreiser --
The Sahara of the Bozart --
Criticism of criticism of criticism --
Footnote on criticism --
The poet and his art --
Professor Veblen --
The politician --
Imperial purple --
In memoriam: W.J.B. --
Last words --
Journalism in America --
The hills of Zion --
The spell of journalism --
The American language --
Hell and its outskirts --
The vocabulary of the drinking chamber --
The nature and origin of religion --
The nature and origin of morality --
James Fenimore Cooper --
Mark Twain --
James Gibbons Huneker --
Ambrose Bierce --
Beethoven --
Recollections of notable cops --
A girl from Red Lion, P.A. --
Beaters of breasts --
Letters. To Theodore Dreiser, April 23, 1911 ; Willard Huntington Wright, December 20, 1911 ; Burton Rascoe, summer 1920 ; the editor of The Nation, September 6, 1920 ; Upton Sinclair, August 24, 1923 ; George Jean Nathan, October 19, 1924 ; Sara P. Haardt, January 22, 1925 ; Upton Sinclair, September 9, 1926 ; Upton Sinclair, May 2, 1936 ; Upton Sinclair, May 12, 1936 --
Christmas story --
The divine afflatus --
Star-spangled men --
Death: a philosophical discussion --
The libertine --
Random notes --
Gnomes --
The shrine of mnemosyne --
Aristotelian obsequies --
Edgar Allan Poe --
Memorial service.
Responsibility: H.L. Mencken ; selected and edited, and with an introduction and commentary, by Huntington Cairns.

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