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Author: H L Mencken; S T Joshi
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2010.
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Mencken weighs 172 pounds, is 5 feet 10 inches in height and not beautiful. His chief amusement, after reading, is piano-playing, this he does very crudely. He takes no exercise except walking and is a moderate eater and drinker. He sometimes drinks as little as one bottle of beer a week, though this doesnÆt happen very often. So wrote H.L. Mencken about himself, in a brief sketch of his life penned in 1905. Perhaps  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
Mencken on Mencken.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009022308
(OCoLC)373057331
Named Person: H L Mencken; H L Mencken; H L Mencken
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H L Mencken; S T Joshi
ISBN: 9780807137314 0807137316
OCLC Number: 659561256
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 263 pages)
Contents: CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; A NOTE ON THIS EDITION; PROLOGUE: Henry Louis Mencken (1905); MEMORIES OF A LONG LIFE; AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST; THINKER; WORLD TRAVELER; EPILOGUE: Henry Louis Mencken (1936); NOTES; GLOSSARY OF NAMES; BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ORIGINAL APPEARANCES; INDEX.
Responsibility: edited by S.T. Joshi.

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Mencken weighs 172 pounds, is 5 feet 10 inches in height and not beautiful. His chief amusement, after reading, is piano-playing, this he does very crudely. He takes no exercise except walking and is a moderate eater and drinker. He sometimes drinks as little as one bottle of beer a week, though this doesnÆt happen very often. So wrote H.L. Mencken about himself, in a brief sketch of his life penned in 1905. Perhaps AmericaÆs foremost literary stylist and most mordant wit, MenckenÆs most engaging writing told about his own life and experiences. In Mencken on Mencken, veteran Mencken editor an.

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