Mencken's Autobiography by H. L. Mencken
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Mencken's Autobiography
By H. L. Mencken

Mencken's Autobiography

Happy Days, 1880-1892 v. 1

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Mencken's Autobiography by H. L. Mencken

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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. Most of these autobiographical writings first appeared in the New Yorker. Here Mencken recalls memories of a safe and happy boyhood in the Baltimore of the 1880s.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801885310
ISBN-10: 0801885310
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Prejudices by H. L. Mencken Prejudices, Hardback (September 2010)

"Marion Elizabeth Rodgers wrote the chronology and notes for this volume"--P. [vii].

Minority Report by H. L. Mencken Minority Report, Paperback (September 2006)

In 1956, Mencken read through his notebooks and extracted those pieces he thought truest, most pertinent, most precise, or most likely to blow the dust out of a reader's brain.

Treatise on the Gods by H. L. Mencken Treatise on the Gods, Paperback (August 2006)

Controversial even before it was published in 1930, Treatise on the Gods collects Mencken's scathing commentary on religion.

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Author Biography - H. L. Mencken

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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