H l mencken prejudices the complete series a library of america boxed set. H. L. Mencken: H. L. Mencken and Marion Elizabeth Rodgers: Hardcover: 9781598530766: Powell's Books 2019-03-17

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'Prejudices: The Complete Series,' H.L. Mencken

h l mencken prejudices the complete series a library of america boxed set

Mencken: Prejudices: The Complete Series Few writers roiled the American cultural scene like Henry Louis Mencken. To read him today is to be plunged into an era whose culture wars were easily as ferocious as our own, in the company of a writer of boundless curiosity and vivacious frankness. Mencken had become during the years following World War I: It is difficult for modern readers to realize what an electrifying effect Mencken had. In this and a companion volume, The Library of America presents all six series of Prejudices in their original form. Illustrated slipcase is in excellent condition. This Library of America series edition is printed on acid-free paper and features Smyth-sewn binding, a full cloth cover, and a ribbon marker. The Immortal Democrat Fides Ante Intellectum Speech Day in the Greisenheim Professors of English Five Little Excursions Brahms Johann Strauss Poetry in America Victualry as a Fine Art The Libido for the Ugly Hymn to the Truth The Pedagogy of Sex Metropolis Dives into Quackery Chiropractic Criminology Eugenics Life Under Bureaucracy In the Rolling Mills Ambrose Bierce The Executive Secretary Invitation to the Dance Aubade Appendix from Moronia Note on Technic Interlude in the Socratic Manner Valentino.

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H. L. Mencken: Prejudices: The Complete Series by H. L. Mencken

h l mencken prejudices the complete series a library of america boxed set

Now I can add to that nightstand stack the recently published boxed set of the Library of America edition of H. Now, The Library of America restores the full text of Mencken's landmark work to print in a deluxe two- volume boxed set, ensuring that new generations of readers can rediscover his one-of-a-kind genius. Pathbreaking journalist, trenchant social observer, and unbridled humorist, Mencken was the most provocative and influential cultural critic of the last century. Few writers roiled the American cultural scene like Henry Louis Mencken. Pathbreaking journalist, trenchant social observer, and unbridled humorist, Mencken was the most provocative and influential cultural critic of the last century. Pathbreaking journalist, trenchant social observer, and unbridled humorist, Mencken was the most provocative and influential cultural critic of the last century.

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Prejudices The Complete Series Library of America…

h l mencken prejudices the complete series a library of america boxed set

Each volume contains between 30 and 40 essays and reviewsranging over literature, art, politics, philosophy, religion, science. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries. To read him is to be plunged into an era whose culture wars were easily as ferocious as those of our own day, in the company of a writer of boundless curiosity and vivacious frankness. But, unfortunately, a lot of his essays seem completely pertinent to our republic in 2017, a time in which a sort of mindless populism has taken hold, rife with people who seem completely incapable of critical thinking. Irreverent portraits of such major contemporaries as Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, and William Dean Howells contrast with explorations of fascinating byways of American culture in a time of tumultuous and often combative transition. Thus a conflict is set up between the rights of the citizen and the power and security of the government. Now, The Library of America restores the full text of Mencken's landmark work to print in a deluxe two- volume boxed set, ensuring that new generations of readers can rediscover his one-of-a-kind genius.

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h l mencken prejudices the complete series a library of america boxed set

To read him today is to be plunged into an era whose culture wars were easily as ferocious as our own, in the company of a writer of boundless curiosity and vivacious frankness. Mencken begs to differ, and in his most eloquent form of misanthropy debunks the whole premise. Pathbreaking journalist, trenchant social observer, and unbridled humorist, Mencken was the most provocative and in. Obviously no government, of its own motion, will increase its own weakness, for that would mean to acquiesce in its own destruction. In the six volumes of Prejudices published between 1919 and 1927, Mencken attacked what he felt to be American provincialism and hypocrisy, and championed writers and thinkers he saw as harbingers of a new candor and maturity.

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Los Angeles Times

h l mencken prejudices the complete series a library of america boxed set

It was a different time, I guess. Unfortunately, Mencken is unlikely to find but a few devoted fans as the years pass--not because he was hilarious and sharp. Now the Library of America edition brings these works back to life. Mencken wrote a hundred years ago and I still cringe at his fearless attacks on all things that Americans find sacred. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

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H. L. Mencken: Prejudices: The Complete Series by H. L. Mencken

h l mencken prejudices the complete series a library of america boxed set

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, volume editor, is the author of Mencken: The American Iconoclast and editor of Mencken and Sara: A Life in Letters and The Impossible H. To read him today is to be plunged into an era whose culture wars were easily as ferocious as our own, in the company of a writer of boundless curiosity and vivacious frankness. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase. He was a newspaper columnist in the fullest sense: no topic or subject was out of reach and perhaps some should have been. It was a different time, I guess.

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'Prejudices: The Complete Series,' H.L. Mencken

h l mencken prejudices the complete series a library of america boxed set

In so far as the citizen prevails the government is weak, and in so far as the government prevails the citizen is not a citizen at all, but a subject. Two volume set in dust jacket and slipcase. If you read Mencken's writings , you will find he is pretty right wing. In the six volumes of Prejudices published between 1919 and 1927, Mencken attacked what he felt to be American provincialism and hypocrisy, and championed writers and thinkers he saw as harbingers of a new candor and maturity. Crisp black dust jackets are in excellent condition and have been placed in protective mylar. The Human Mind On Metaphysicians On Suicide On Controversy On Faith Clarion Call to Poets Souvenirs of a Book Reviewer The Emperor of Wowsers Thwacks from the Motherland The Powers of the Air To the Glory of an Artist God Help the South! Laced with savage humor and delighting in verbal play, Mencken's prose remains a one-of-a-kind roller coaster ride over a staggering range of thematic territory: literature and journalism, politics and religion, sex and marriage, food and drink, music and painting, the absurdities of Prohibition and the dismal state of American higher education, and the relative merits of Baltimore and New York. To read him today is to be plunged into an era whose culture wars were easily as ferocious as our own, in the company of a writer of boundless curiosity and vivacious frankness.

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Prejudices: The Complete Series by H.L. Mencken

h l mencken prejudices the complete series a library of america boxed set

Possible writing in margins, possible underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. Most of all, he attacked Puritan morality. Text pages are crisp and clean. Many of the essays here are way, way past their freshness date, full of names of minor novelists, critics, essayists, and politicians long forgotten. Pathbreaking journalist, trenchant social observer, and unbridled humorist, Mencken was the most provocative and influential cultural critic of the last century. This set is as new and still sealed in the publisher's plastic shrinkwrap.

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