It is amazing, when one thinks about it, that no one had thought of doing what Fred Hobson does in this able and entertaining essay; tracing, that is, the intriguing public and private relationship between Baltimore's 'intellectual bombardier' and southern literati of the twenties." Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., in the National Review
Serpent in Eden: H. L. Mencken and the Southby Fred C. Hobson, Gerald W. Johnson
In 'Serpent in Eden, ' Mencken scholar Fred Hobson examines Mencken's love-hate relationship with the South. He explores not only Mencken's savage criticism of the region but also his efforts to encourage southern writers and the bold 'little magazines, ' such as the Reviewer and the Double Dealer; that started up in the South during the 1920's.
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Meet the Author
Fred Hobson is professor of American literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-editor of the Southern Literary Journal.
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