The irreverent Mr. Mencken. by Edgar Kemler

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  • Mencken, H. L. 1880-1956

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LC ClassificationsPS3525.E43 Z59 1950
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Paginationx, 317 p.
Number of Pages317
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Open LibraryOL6069071M
LC Control Number50007313

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Get this from a library. The irreverent Mr. Mencken. [Edgar Kemler] -- "An Atlantic Monthly Press book." Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. [] I have a hunch that Mr. Mencken will like this irreverent treatment of the Sage of Baltimore. His biographer certainly paints him in realistic colors, exposing his legend through ""thirty years of outraging his fellow countrymen until such time as his heresies became obsolete"" or worse still ""conventional"".

As I see him, Mr. Mencken is a skeptic of the first rank--an American Rabelais, Swift or Shaw--who has somehow abused his gifts. As an artist, he might have written a Gargantua or a Gulliver's d he devoted himself almost wholly to the passing scene, and except for The American Language, the Days books, and a few selections from the others, has produced no.

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Mencken. Let those who believe, and enjoy it, heave this book into the dustbin, and go on reading the War Cry [the Salvation Army magazine]. THE SOUTH. Mencken considered the entire South a cultural desert, “ the Sahara of the Bozart.”. Biography of an Iconoclast THE IRREVERENT MR. MENCKEN by Edgar Kemler, Little, Brown, pp, $ Though Edgar Kemler's title would imply.

The Sage of Baltimore. Edgar Kemler's The Irreverent Mr. Mencken () is carping and unsympathetic. The Skeptic is the book I wish I had written. Abstract "An Atlantic Monthly Press book."Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p.

[]) "Chronology of [H. Mencken's] books"; : Edgar Kemler. Writer, editor, philologist, social critic, and Baltimore native H. Mencken was born on Septem Mencken, who generated a strong literary following in Baltimore during the s and s, was best known for his scathing social commentary, critical support of emerging writers, and for his scholarly understanding of American usage of the English language.

Chicago Tribune (US): December 15Iss. Tribune Books, pg. 6, by: Gary Houston, "Savoring Mencken's journalism: The selected newspaper stories of an extraordinary American philosopher-scold" The New York Times Book Review (US): December 24pg. 3, by: Robert Ward, "Good Mencken, Bad Mencken".

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During the year period following World War I, Mencken set the standard for satire in his day. Mencken's Prejudices () is a treasure for all interested in exuberant prose. Kemler, The Irreverent Mr. Mencken (Boston, ), pp. ; and William Manchester, Mencken was only one of a whole group of important writers who, in the decades after the Civil War, served their apprenticeship in little magazines like the Chap-Book and in the writings of the social Darwinists.

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Mencken's fascist tendencies in his book The Irreverent Mr. Mencken. I think we can forgive, or perhaps even be thankful to, Mencken for not having a sufficiently ghoulish imagination to foresee what Hit ler's madness would finally bring about.

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Mencken / by: Kemler, Edgar. Published: () H. Mencken, critic of American. Mencken was the most provocative and influential journalist and cultural critic in twentieth-century America. To read him is to be plunged into an era whose culture wars were easily as ferocious as those of our own day, in the company of a writer of boundless curiosity and vivacious frankness.

In the six volumes of Prejudices (–), Mencken attacked what he felt to be. A religious orgy in Tennessee: a reporter's account of the Scopes monkey trial / H.L. Mencken. They also corresponded by mail.

At first, Bierce addressed the younger writer as “Mr. Mencken," later as “My Dear Mencken.” On May 1,Bierce expressed surprise that Pollard’s widow had remarried “without my consent and doesn’t tell me about it. Alas, alas, for the fidelity of woman.”. In my collection of quotations, two stand out: Voltaire and H.L.

Mencken: It is better to risk sparing a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one. (“Il vaut mieux hasarder de sauver un coupable que de condamner un innocent.”) – Voltaire (Fran. Gingrich, of course, is himself no stranger to stinging, Mencken-like rhetoric -- he has called Democrats "muggers" and "thugs," and the Clintons "counter-culture McGoverniks" -- and.

Indeed, Mr. Yardley's work is all the more impressive considering that the complete manuscript (which, under the terms of Mencken's will, had been locked away at. The Mencken story again is Drought up to date (Mencken is nearing 70) in Mr. Kemler’s book, described as “an informal history of the man and his era.” It is exactly that, reviewing in lively style the highlights of the Mencken saga, such as the “Smart Set” days, the aunching of “The American Mercury,” the “Hatrack” case, the.

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And indeed, “The Vintage Mencken” remains a valuable book, and it owes a good deal of its merit, think, both to its economy (it runs to pages in a. The book covers both wider and lesser known areas of Friedrich Nietzsche's life and philosophy, notable both for its suggestion of Mencken's still-developing literary talents at the age of 27 and for its impressive detail as a book written in the United States (on only the seventh year of Nietzsche's death) considering the lack of reliable 5/5(1).American, American American / əˈmerikən/ • adj.

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