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H.L. Mencken : a documentary volume

Author: Richard J Schrader; Gale Research Inc.
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Group, 2000.
Series: Dictionary of literary biography (Online); Dictionary of literary biography, v. 222.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of America's greatest men of letters, H.L. Mencken left a huge body of writings filled with quotable opinions on almost every subject, ranging from political credos to favorite sandwiches. Provides information many students have never had the opportunity to see related to H.L. Mencken's most notable careers: man of letters, journalist, historian of language, libertarian pundit, magazine editor, and anti-puritan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Electronic book
Named Person: H L Mencken; H L Mencken; Henry L Mencken
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Schrader; Gale Research Inc.
ISBN: 9780787631314 0787631310
OCLC Number: 320301571
Notes: "A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 398 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Prologue: Man of letters --
Journalist: the national stage --
Historian of language: a national endeavor --
The sage of Baltimore: a local, ethnic, and individualist voice --
Magazine editor --
The antipuritan critic: champion of a new literature --
The posthumous career: "stirring up the animals."
Series Title: Dictionary of literary biography (Online); Dictionary of literary biography, v. 222.
Responsibility: edited by Richard J. Schrader.

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One of America's greatest men of letters, H.L. Mencken left a huge body of writings filled with quotable opinions on almost every subject, ranging from political credos to favorite sandwiches. Provides information many students have never had the opportunity to see related to H.L. Mencken's most notable careers: man of letters, journalist, historian of language, libertarian pundit, magazine editor, and anti-puritan literary critic.

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