hl mencken essays

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hl mencken essays

By the time I stumbled upon Prejudices, a selection of Mencken's essays, at a used bookstore in ...

... "The Hills of Zion" (1925); The Libido for the Ugly (1927)

H.L. Mencken, controversialist, humorous journalist, and pungent critic of American life who powerfully ... His reviews and miscellaneous essays filled six volumes aptly titled Prejudices (1919–27).

H.L. Mencken is at his irreverent best in his attack on American architecture in " The Libido for the Ugly.

“Where, indeed, is there a better show in the world?” he asked in his essay “On Being an American.” Yet I cannot read this ...

Joshi has begun issuing editions of Mencken's early newspaper and magazine work as part of a long- ...

It includes the essays one would count as the “Best of Mencken”. ... Disturber of the Peace: The Life of H.L. Mencken.

Prejudices, First Series by H. L. Mencken. Book Cover ... Subject, American essays -- 20th century.

... 1956), usually designated simply H. L. Mencken, was a twentieth-century journalist, satirist, social critic, cynic, and ...