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A Book of Burlesques (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

A Book of Burlesques (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by H. L. Mencken
     
 

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Published in 1916, this collection of previously published short pieces by Mencken is typical of his scathing wit and pessimistic outlook.  As a 1917 review in the Independent put it, "A Book of Burlesques is some of Mr. Mencken's most entertaining work, skillfully depicted fantasies of life 'as is.'"  

Overview


Published in 1916, this collection of previously published short pieces by Mencken is typical of his scathing wit and pessimistic outlook.  As a 1917 review in the Independent put it, "A Book of Burlesques is some of Mr. Mencken's most entertaining work, skillfully depicted fantasies of life 'as is.'"  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411438040
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
242
File size:
404 KB

Meet the Author


Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956), known as "the Sage of Baltimore," was an immensely influential and controversial American editor, journalist, and critic.  As the editor of the American Mercury magazine, he was a literary tastemaker.  As a reporter for the Baltimore Sun, he famously heaped scorn on the "Booboisie" and covered the Scopes trial.

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