H.L. Mencken - Three Books

H.L. Mencken - Three Books

5.0 1
by H. L. Mencken
     
 

This edition includes two complete books:
A BOOK OF BURLESQUES
A BOOK OF PREFACES
DAMN! A BOOK OF CALUMNY  See more details below

Overview

This edition includes two complete books:
A BOOK OF BURLESQUES
A BOOK OF PREFACES
DAMN! A BOOK OF CALUMNY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012764522
Publisher:
Omnibus Select
Publication date:
06/27/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
385 KB

Meet the Author

HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN [1880-1956] was a journalist, editor, and writer of short stories, poetry, nonfiction, a novel, and numerous essays. Writing in Baltimore, his influential satire criticizing American culture earned him the title "The Sage of Baltimore".
In 1899, after graduating from High School, he began as a reporter fot the Baltimore Morning Herald.
In 1906, he worked at The Baltimore Sun.
In 1908, he was literary critic at the The Smart Set.
In 1924, he co-founded with George Nathan The American Mercury. There, he worked as editor through 1933.
As editor, he became friends with many leading authors including Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ben Hecht, and Sinclair Lewis.
In 1926, he reported on the Scopes trial. He coined the monicker "The Monkey Trial" for it.
In 1948, he suffered a stroke tht left him unable to continue writing.
In edition to his satirical essays, he authored the acclaimed study The American Language

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

H.L. Mencken - Three Books 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey