Prejudices: A Selection

Prejudices: A Selection

by H. L. Mencken
     
 

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Here is Mencken at his hyperbolic best--from his thundering blows against politics, through his piercing deflations of pious reputations, to his tireless fusillades against the American plutocracy. He tallies the dubious merits of farmers, professors, economists, congressmen, and preachers. He calculates the displeasures of living in California--and the advantages of… See more details below

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Here is Mencken at his hyperbolic best--from his thundering blows against politics, through his piercing deflations of pious reputations, to his tireless fusillades against the American plutocracy. He tallies the dubious merits of farmers, professors, economists, congressmen, and preachers. He calculates the displeasures of living in California--and the advantages of living in America: 'Here the general average of intelligence, of knowledge, of competence, of integrity, of self-respect, of honor is so low that any man who knows his trade, does not fear ghosts, has read fifty good books, and practices the common decencies stands out as brilliantly as a wart on a bald head.'

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The Week - James Howard Kunstler

It just blew my... mind. Mencken's skill at skewering the idiots of his day and age was my introduction to the kinetic power of artfully crafted language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801853418
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Maryland Paperback Bookshelf Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)

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