The Skeptic

The Skeptic

The Life of H.L. Mencken

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the outspoken American writer and critic traces his early days as a cub reporter to his tenure as founding editor of The American Mercury, citing his controversial views on religion, art, love, and politicians.

HARPERCOLL

When H. L. Mencken talked, everyone listened -- like it or not. In the Roaring Twenties, he was the one critic who mattered, the champion of a generation of plain-speaking writers who redefined the American novel, and the ax-swinging scourge of the know-nothing, go-getting middle-class philistines whom he dubbed the "booboisie." Some loved him, others loathed him, but everybody read him. Now Terry Teachout takes on the man Edmund Wilson called "our greatest practicing literary journalist," brilliantly capturing all of Mencken's energy and erudition, passion and paradoxes, in a masterful biography of this iconoclastic figure and the world he shaped.



Blackwell North Amer
When H.L. Mencken talked, everyone listened - like it or not. In the Roaring Twenties, he was the one critic who mattered, the champion of a generation of plain-speaking writers who redefined the American novel, and the ax-swinging scourge of the know-nothing, go-getting middle-class philistines whom he dubbed the "booboisie." Some loved him, others loathed him, but everybody read him.

Baker
& Taylor

A portrait of the outspoken American writer and critic, based on autobiographical manuscripts, traces his early days as a cub reporter to his tenure as founding editor of The American Mercury, citing his controversial views on religion, art, love, and politicians. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2002]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780060505295
006050529X
9780060505288
0060505281
Branch Call Number: 818x MENCK TEACH

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