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The collected drama of H.L. Mencken : plays and criticism

Author: H L Mencken; S T Joshi
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout his career as a literary critic, H.L. Mencken was intent on elevating the bold, the daring, and the innovative over the hackneyed, the trite, and the superficial, and his drama criticism exhibits this tendency to the fullest. Though known primarily as a newspaperman and commentator, Mencken also wrote several one-act plays, as well as a full-length work.
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Genre/Form: American drama
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Drama
Named Person: H L Mencken; H L Mencken; Henry L Mencken; H L Mencken
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H L Mencken; S T Joshi
ISBN: 9780810883697 0810883694 9780810883703 0810883708
OCLC Number: 773023701
Description: 269 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The plays. The artist: a drama without words. In the vestry room. Seeing the world. Asepsis: a deduction in scherzo form. Death: a philosophical discussion. The wedding: a stage direction. Heliogabalus: a buffoonery in three acts --
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pt. 2. Mencken on drama.
Other Titles: Plays
Responsibility: edited S.T. Joshi.

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Throughout his career as a literary critic, H.L. Mencken was intent on elevating the bold, the daring, and the innovative over the hackneyed, the trite, and the superficial, and his drama criticism exhibits this tendency to the fullest. Though known primarily as a newspaperman and commentator, Mencken also wrote several one-act plays, as well as a full-length work.

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H.L. Mencken cut his satirical teeth on drama and theatre, as the excellent new anthology, The Collected Drama of H.L. Mencken: Plays and Criticism, edited by S.T. Joshi and published by Scarecrow Read more...

 
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