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Author: H L Mencken; Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
Publisher: New York : Library of America, ©2010.
Series: Library of America, 206-207.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays, first published between 1919 and 1927, ushered in a new cosmopolitanism and skepticism in twentieth-century America. Taking on all aspects of the conformism and provincial narrowness of the American worldview that he saw, Mencken launched himself at a wide variety of targets with his usual humor and richness.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
Prejudices.
New York : Library of America, ©2010
(OCoLC)798049515
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H L Mencken; Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
ISBN: 9781598530742 1598530747 9781598530759 1598530755 9781598530766 1598530763
OCLC Number: 762140598
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©1919-1927.
Description: 2 volumes ; 21 cm.
Contents: [V. 1.] First, second, and third series --
[v. 2.] Fourth, fifth, and sixth series. First series. Criticism of criticism of criticism --
The late Mr. Wells --
Arnold Bennett --
The dean --
Professor Veblen --
The new poetry movement --
The heir of Mark Twain --
Hermann Sudermann --
George Ade --
The Butte Bashkirtseff --
Six members of the Institute : The Boudoir Balzac ; A stranger on Parnassus ; A merchant of mush ; The last of the Victorians ; A bad novelist ; A Broadway Brandes --
The genealogy of etiquette --
The American Magazine --
The Ulster Polonius --
The unheeded law-giver --
The blushful mystery : Sex hygiene ; Art and sex ; A loss to romance ; Sex on the stage --
George Jean Nathan --
Portrait of an immortal soul --
Jack London --
Among the avatars --
Three American immortals : Aristotelean obsequies ; Edgar Allan Poe ; Memorial service. Second series. The National letters : Prophets and their visions ; The answering fact ; The Ashes of New England ; The ferment underground ; In the literary abattoir ; Underlying causes ; The lonesome artist ; The cultural background ; Under the campus pump ; The intolerable burden ; Epilogue --
Roosevelt : an autopsy --
The Sahara of the Bozart --
The Divine Afflatus --
Scientific examination of a popular virtue --
Exeunt Omnes --
The allied arts : On music-lovers ; Opera ; The music of to-morrow ; Tempo di Valse ; The Puritan as artist ; The human face ; The cerebral mime --
The cult of hope --
The dry millennium : The Holy War ; The lure of Babylon ; Cupid and well-water ; The triumph of idealism --
Appendix on a tender theme : The nature of love ; The incomparable buzzsaw ; Women as spectacles ; Woman and the artist ; Martyrs ; The burnt child ; The supreme comedy ; A hidden cause ; Bad workmanship. Third series. On being an American --
Huneker : a memory --
Footnote on criticism --
Das Kapital --
Ad Imaginem Dei Creavit Illum : The life of man ; The anthropomorphic delusion ; Meditation on meditation ; Man and his soul ; Coda --
Star-spangled men --
The poet and his art --
Five men at random : Abraham Lincoln ; Paul Elmer More ; Madison Cawein ; Frank Harris ; Havelock Ellis --
The nature of liberty --
The novel --
The forward-looker --
Memorial service --
Education --
Types of men : The romantic ; The skeptic ; The believer ; The worker ; The physician ; The scientist ; The business man ; The king ; The average man ; The truth-seeker ; The pacifist ; The relative ; The friend --
The dismal science --
Matters of state : Le Contrat Social ; On minorities --
Reflections on the drama --
Advice to young men : To him that hath ; The venerable examined ; Duty ; Martyrs ; The disabled veteran ; Patriotism --
Suite Américaine : Aspiration ; Virtue ; Eminence --
Appendix: from My life as author and editor. Fourth series. The American tradition --
The husbandman --
High and ghostly matters : The cosmic secretariat ; The nature of faith ; The devotee ; The restoration of beauty ; End-product ; Another ; Holy clerks --
Justice under democracy --
Reflections on human monogamy : The eternal farce ; Venus at the domestic hearth ; The rat-trap ; The love chase ; Women as realpolitiker ; Footnote for suffragettes ; The helpmate ; The mime ; Cavia Cobaya ; The survivor ; The veteran's disaster ; Moral indignation ; The man and his shadow ; The balance-sheet ; Yearning --
The politician --
From a critic's notebook : Progress ; The iconoclast ; The artists' model ; The good citizen as artist ; Definitive judgments --
Totentanz --
Meditations in the Methodist desert : The new Galahad ; Optimist vs. Optimist ; Caveat for the defense ; Portrait of an ideal world --
Essay in constructive criticism --
On the nature of man : The animal that thinks ; Veritas Odium Parit ; The eternal cripple ; The test ; National characters ; The goal ; Psychology at 5 A.M. ; The reward ; The altruist ; The man of honor --
Bugaboo --
On government --
Toward a realistic aesthetic : The nature of art ; The one-legged art ; Symbiosis and the artist --
Contributions to the study of vulgar psychology : The downfall of the Navy ; The mind of the slave ; The art eternal --
The American novel --
People and things : The capital of a great republic ; Ambassadors of Christ ; Bilder aus schöner Zeit ; The high seas ; The Shrine of Mnemosyne. Fifth series. Four moral causes : Birth control ; Comstockery ; Capital punishment ; War --
Four makers of tales : Conrad ; Hergesheimer ; Lardner ; Masters --
In memoriam : W.J.B. --
The hills of Zion --
Beethoven --
Rondo on an ancient theme --
Protestantism in the Republic --
From the files of a book reviewer : Counter-offensive ; Heretics ; The grove of academe ; The schoolma'm's goal ; The heroic age ; The woes of a 100% American ; Yazoo's favorite ; The father of service ; A modern masterpiece ; Sweet stuff --
The fringes of lovely letters : Authorship as a trade ; Authors as persons ; Birth pangs ; Want ad ; Literature and the schoolma'am ; The critic and his job ; Painting and its critics ; Greenwich Village --
Essay in pedagogy --
On living in Baltimore --
The last New Englander --
The nation --
Officers and gentlemen --
Golden age --
Edgar Saltus --
Miscellaneous notes : Martyrs ; The ancients ; Jack Ketch as eugenist ; Heroes ; An historic blunder ; On cynicism ; Music and sin ; The champion ; Honor in America ; Notes in the margin of a treatise on psychology ; Definition --
Catechism. Sixth series. Journalism in America --
From the memoirs of a subject of the United States : Government by bounder ; Constructive proposal ; The nature of government ; Freudian footnote ; Bach to Bach! --
The human mind : On metaphysicians ; On suicide ; On controversy ; On faith --
Clarion call to poets --
Souvenirs of a book reviewer : The Emperor of Wowsers ; Thwacks from the motherland ; The powers of the air ; To the glory of an artist ; God help the South! ; The immortal Democrat ; Fides Ante Intellectum ; Speech day in the Greisenheim ; Professors of English --
Five little excursions : Brahms ; Johann Strauss ; Poetry in America ; Victualry as a fine art ; The libido for the ugly --
Hymn to the truth --
The pedagogy of sex --
Metropolis --
Dives into quackery : Chiropractic ; Criminology ; Eugenics --
Life under bureaucracy --
In the rolling mills --
Ambrose Bierce --
The executive secretary --
Invitation to the dance --
Aubade --
Appendix from Moronia : Note on technic ; Interlude in the Socratic manner ; Valentino.
Series Title: Library of America, 206-207.
Responsibility: H.L. Mencken ; Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, editor.

Abstract:

These essays, first published between 1919 and 1927, ushered in a new cosmopolitanism and skepticism in twentieth-century America. Taking on all aspects of the conformism and provincial narrowness of the American worldview that he saw, Mencken launched himself at a wide variety of targets with his usual humor and richness.

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