H. L. Mencken


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Noun1.H. L. Mencken - United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)H. L. Mencken - United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)
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"An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H. L. Mencken" by critic and essayist Hal Crowther is a 92 page treatise on one of the most influential writers in American literature.
H. L. Mencken occupies a unique if ironic place in the history of Friedrich Nietzsche's American reception.
H. L. Mencken; NOTES ON DEMOCRACY; Dissident Books (Political Science) $14.95 ISBN: 9780977378814
I thought of that half-remembered tableau as I read Marion Elizabeth Rodgers's Mencken: The American Iconoclast, whose dust jacket bears a second subtitle, "The Life and Times of the Bad Boy of Baltimore" Rodgers is the third of a trio of biographers who have published full-length studies of H. L. Mencken in the past decade, the other two being Fred Hobson (Mencken: A Life) and myself (The Skeptic: A Life of H.
Readers who recall H. L. Mencken as an unrepentant antisemite will likely be surprised to learn that the noted American journalist once visited Jewish settlements in Palestine.
The pith and purity of his prejudices, the grit and grace of his language, the dazzle and buck of his outrage: Does it really matter what H. L. Mencken attacked?
H. L. Mencken earned his prominence for two reasons.
H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) was a bigoted, misanthropic elitist who ought to be sorely missed.
Darrow wrote a note to Baltimore journalist H. L. Mencken, who earned national attention for his coverage of the trial, in which the attorney said, "I made up my mind to show the country what an ignoramus he was and I succeeded."
The very name "Department of Justice" is ironic, the caustic critic H. L. Mencken claimed in 1926, calling the body a "fecund source of oppression and corruption." "It is hard to recall an administration in which it was not the center of grave scandal," he reported, recommending that a realistic history be written.
In 1923 Wallace Thurman briefly attended the School of Journalism (not Medicine, as Singh's introduction suggests) at USC, where his most important discovery was the work of H. L. Mencken. Mencken's appeal was, at least in part, based on the 1913 edition of his 1908 book The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.
a treatise by H. L. MENCKEN. Mencken first began writing on the American language in the Baltimore Evening Sun in 1910.