Prejudices: A Selection / Edition 1

Prejudices: A Selection / Edition 1

by H. L. Mencken
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801885353

ISBN-13: 9780801885358

Pub. Date: 09/01/2006

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. Now, fifty years after Mencken’s death, the Johns Hopkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection, newly packaged editions of nine Mencken classics: Happy Days,

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With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. Now, fifty years after Mencken’s death, the Johns Hopkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection, newly packaged editions of nine Mencken classics: Happy Days, Heathen Days, Newspaper Days, Prejudices, Treatise on the Gods, On Politics, Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work, Minority Report, and A Second Mencken Chrestomathy.

These thirty-five essays—each a stick of dynamite with a burning fuse—have been selected from six volumes originally published between 1919 and 1927.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801885358
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1Criticism of Criticism of Criticism3
2George Ade11
3The Genealogy of Etiquette17
4The Ulster Polonius27
5George Jean Nathan34
6Three American Immortals44
7Roosevelt: An Autopsy47
8The Sahara of the Bozart69
9The Cerebral Mime (from The Allied Arts)82
10The Cult of Hope84
11On Being an American89
12Huneker: A Memory126
13The Nature of Liberty138
14Memorial Service143
15The King (from Types of Men)147
16The Dismal Science148
17Patriotism (from Advice to Young Men)155
18Virtue (from Suite Americaine)156
19The Husbandman157
20The Politician169
21On Government177
22The Capital of a Great Republic (from People and Things)189
23Bilder Aus Schoner Zeit (from People and Things)190
24Conrad (from Four Makers of Tales)191
25Lardner (from Four Makers of Tales)197
26Heretics (from The Files of a Book Reviewer)201
27On Living in Baltimore206
28The Champion (from Miscellaneous Notes)210
29Definition (from Miscellaneous Notes)213
30Journalism in America213
31On Controversy (from The Human Mind)233
32The Emperor of Wowsers (from Souvenirs of a Book Reviewer)237
33Hymn to the Truth242
34Chiropractic (from Dives into Quackery)247
35The Executive Secretary254

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