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The man Mencken

Goldberg, Isaac

The man Mencken

a biographical and critical survey

by Goldberg, Isaac

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Published by Simon and Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mencken, H. L. 1880-1956.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Isaac Goldberg ...
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3525.E43 Z57
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 388 p.
    Number of Pages388
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6683649M
    LC Control Number25023719
    OCLC/WorldCa367064


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The American Language, first published inis H. Mencken's book about the English language as spoken in the United States. Mencken was inspired by "the argot of the colored waiters" in Washington, as well as one of his favorite authors, Mark Twain, and his experiences on the streets of Baltimore.

I rate this book at 3 The man Mencken book because Mencken never ventures beyond the mundane and merely offers up numerous real-life proofs that confirm what George Santayana stated years ago: The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be/5(69).

Book by H. Mencken, 11 Copy quote An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. H.L. Mencken has books on Goodreads with ratings. H.L. Mencken’s most popular book is A Mencken Chrestomathy. Enjoy the best H. Mencken Quotes at BrainyQuote.

Quotations by H. Mencken, American Writer, Born Septem Share with your friends. Famed for his rapier wit as much as his ill-temperament, Henry Louis (H.L.) Mencken rose to national prominence as a journalist and correspondent for the Baltimore Sun. A student of Friedrich Nietzsche and Mark Twain, Mencken was a detractor of representative democracy, religion, and social norms, and thus stood in stark contrast against the.

Men Versus the Man; A Correspondence Between Robert Rives La Monte, Socialist, and H.L. Mencken, Individualist - Scholar's Choice Edition H.L.

Mencken $ - $ Charles Fecher, editor of the controversial book The Diary of H.L. Mencken, discussed the life of H.L. Mencken and his work in publishing Mencken’s diary.A newspaper man, magazine editor, author.

Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Goldberg, Isaac, Man Mencken. New York, Simon and Schuster, Mencken made still another contribution to American culture. In he had published a solid volume, The American Language, an attempt to bring together examples of American, rather than English, expressions and book at once attracted attention.

It grew with each reissue through the years, and in and Mencken published substantial supplements. H L Mencken. Terry Teachout is a journalist and critic whose biography of Mencken, The Skeptic: A Life of H.

Mencken, was published in Henry Louis Mencken was born in Baltimore in and remained a lifelong resident. Opinionated and controversial, he wrote columns for the Baltimore Evening Sun that earned him a national reputation.

The first book on Nietzsche ever to appear The man Mencken book English, this examination by legendary journalist H. Mencken is still one of the most enlightening.

Mencken wrote this book while still in his 20s, but his penchant for thoroughness was evident even at that young age—in preparation for writing this book, he read Nietzsche's works in their /5(10). In Defense of Women is H. Mencken's book on women and the relationship between the sexes.

Some laud the book as progressive while others brand it as reactionary. While Mencken did not champion women's rights, he described women as wiser in many novel and observable ways, while demeaning average men.5/5(2). This fine biography of H.

Mencken tells of how he rose to his unique position as comic genius and pre-eminent critic of American culture. It is the story The man Mencken book a man whose massive power of invective inspired and infuriated his contemporaries and whose popularity and unpopularity mounted with.

The first explosion in this postmortem sequence The man Mencken book inwhen The Diary of H. Mencken, edited by Charles A.

Fecher, was published by Knopf. Written between andthe diary’s end-of-the-day ruminations on persons and events gave considerable aid and comfort to those who had long believed Mencken a pathological personality. American author, critic, newspaper man, and iconoclast, H.

Mencken maintained that women are smarter than men and cited numerous examples of the female's overwhelming skill and cunning to support his position.

Originally published inthis book considers topics that remain of vital interest to today's readers, including monogamy and. Henry L. Mencken was born in Baltimore, Maryland in and died there in He began his long career as a journalist, critic, and philologist on the Baltimore Morning Herald in In he joined the staff of the Baltimore Sun, thus beginning an association which lasted until a few years before his death.5/5(4).

This book, like all of Mencken's writings, is a lesson in delivering devastating criticism in the form of highly literate and beautifully flowing prose.

It helps, of course, to be able to side with the author on his opinions, but is no impediment to enjoyment if you can't -- unless, I Cited by:   It is often forgotten that before the early s, Mencken was better known as a literary critic than as a political one.

His first published book after Ventures was a treatise on Shaw and his plays; this was followed by The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (), the first book-length study of Nietzsche in English. But it was during his joint editorship of the Smart Set with the drama.

H.L. Mencken (). Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. H.L. Mencken. Henry Louis Mencken (Septem - Janu ), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a scholar of American English.

Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists. Henry Louis Mencken (Septem – Janu ), better known as H. Mencken, was a twentieth-century journalist, satirist, social critic, cynic, and freethinker, known as the "Sage of Baltimore" and the "American Nietzsche".He is often regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the early 20th century.

At one point in his career, he was simultaneously America's. BALTIMORE (AP) _ The previously secret diary of writer and social critic H.L. Mencken reveals virulent anti-Semitism, racism and pro-Nazi leanings, shocking even the sympathetic Mencken scholar who edited it.

The diary, type-written on 2, pages from towas sealed on Mencken's instructions for 25 years after his death in For the book by Alasdair Gray see The Book of Prefaces. A Book of Prefaces is H. Mencken's collection of essays criticizing American culture, authors, and movements.

Mencken described the work as "[My] most important book in its effects upon my professional career." In fact, the book was considered vitriolic enough that Mencken's close friend Alfred Knopf was concerned about publishing. A book for the devil's bedside table.

Mencken's wit goes beyond ascerbic and falls squarely under the heading of caustic. This is a great book for fans of Mencken and for those just discovering the man who, along with Twain, defined American creative non-fiction.5/5(1). Mencken scholar Charles A. Fecher of Baltimore, who edited the book, writes in his introduction that Mencken's hatred of Franklin Roosevelt "was, indeed, maniacal -- there is no other word to use.".

Mencken's book The American Language revealed him to be an authority on the American language, and his essays and articles made him a popular advocate for free press and the First Amendment.

Mencken. The following extract is taken from a letter of Dreiser in the book by Isaac Goldberg, The Man Mencken (): HENRY L. MENCKEN AND MYSELF It was sometime during the Spring or Sum mer ofand my second year of edito rial control of the Butterick Publications, that there came to me a doctor by the name of Leonard K.

Hirshberg who. From dust jacket: H. Mencken, with an author's tenderness for his offspring, describes this little book as "a Christmas story to surpass, transcend and put an end to all other Christmas stories.

He says that it is full of "psychology, sociology, tehology (both moral and dogmatic), ethics, aesthetics, economics, penology, psychiatry and sex.

Writing for the Baltimore Evening Sun on 26 Julyin an article entitled “Bayard vs. Lionheart” (and reprinted in the book On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe), Mencken cynically opined.

The Alt-Right Loves H.L. Mencken. The Feeling Would Not Have Been Mutual. club members touted Men Versus the Man as "a fun book" and Author: Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. When I hear artists or authors making fun of business men, I think of a regiment in which the band makes fun of the cooks.

Mencken — Reported in various works including Eugene C. Gerhart, Quote It Completely!:World Reference Guide to More Than 5, Memorable Quotes from Law and Literature (), p.

which cites the quote to MENCKEN, HL, A New Dictionary of Quotations, New York. I ask, because a man for whom I have a great deal of respect, Murray N.

Rothbard, published an essay on Mencken many years ago called "H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian." This essay has introduced at least two generations of young libertarians to the work of one of the most important individualist writers of the 20th century.

In contrast, Mencken was scathing in his criticism of the German philosopher Hans Vaihinger whom he described as "an extremely dull author" and whose famous book Philosophy of. HL Mencken (aka Henry Mencken) in the s.

Photograph: Alamy T he American century began in when President Wilson declared war on. Thief steals brass Mencken “book” plaques from Union Square fountain. After a resident interrupts a man removing plaques honoring “The Sage of Baltimore,” a thief (or thieves) returns to remove 14 of them.

Above: Plaques like this on the Union Square fountain, honoring the works of Baltimore writer H.L. Mencken, were pried off last week. The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken, by Terry Teachout, New York: HarperCollins, pages, $ Imagine the horror of writing a great man's biography.

Not just your garden variety great man. The Project Gutenberg eBook, A Book of Burlesques, by H. Mencken This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: A Book of Burlesques. For Mencken, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was the finest work of American of that book relates how gullible and ignorant country "boobs" (as Mencken referred to them) are swindled by confidence men like the (deliberately) pathetic "Duke" and "Dauphin" roustabouts with whom Huck and Jim travel down the Mississippi scam-artists swindle by posing as enlightened Born: Henry Louis Mencken, SeptemBaltimore, Maryland.

- H. Mencken quotes from "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." - H. Mencken.