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Mencken's America

Author: H L Mencken; S T Joshi
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2004.
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"Mencken was prolific; much of his best work lies buried in the newspapers and magazines in which it originally appeared. Mencken's America is a sampling of uncollected work, arranged to present the wide-ranging treatise on American culture that Mencken himself never wrote." "The core of the book is a series of six articles on "The American" published in the Smart Set in 1913 and 1914. Never before reprinted, they  Read more...
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Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
Mencken's America.
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607074337
Online version:
Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
Mencken's America.
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607903400
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H L Mencken; S T Joshi
ISBN: 082141531X 9780821415313 0821415328 9780821415320
OCLC Number: 52877500
Description: xx, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : On living in the United States --
The American : a treatise : The American ; The American : his morals ; The American : his language ; The American : his idea of beauty ; The American : his freedom ; The American : his new Puritanism --
The American landscape : Good old Baltimore ; Maryland : apex of normalcy ; The city of seven Sundays ; Along the Potomac ; San Francisco : a memory ; San Francisco ; New York --
American politics, morality, and religion : Meditation in E minor --
What ails the republic ; The American politician ; Religion in America : 1. Evangelical pastors ; 2. Church and state ; 3. The American religion ; The burden of credulity ; Notes on Negro strategy --
American art, literature, and culture : Puritanism as a literary force ; The American tradition ; The low-down on Hollywood ; Palmy days for authors --
Epilogue : Testament.
Responsibility: edited by S.T. Joshi.
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Famous as a political, social and cultural gadfly, journalist and essayist H.L. Mencken was unafraid to speak his mind on controversial topics and to express his views in a deliberately provocative  Read more...

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