On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe

On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


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On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe by H. L. Mencken

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 seventy political pieces from the 1920s and 1930s are drawn from Mencken's famous Monday columns in the Baltimore Evening Sun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801853425
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 06/01/1996
Series: Maryland Paperback Bookshelf Series
Pages: 377
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 8.62(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Henry Louis Mencken was born in Baltimore in 1880 and remained a lifelong resident. Opinionated and controversial, he wrote columns for the Baltimore Evening Sun that earned him a national reputation. He died in 1956.

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