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The new Mencken letters

by H. L. Mencken

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Published by Dial Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mencken, H. L. 1880-1956 -- Correspondence,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementedited by Carl Bode.
    ContributionsBode, Carl, 1911-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3525.E43 Z53 1977
    The Physical Object
    Pagination635 p. ;
    Number of Pages635
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4900659M
    ISBN 100803713797
    LC Control Number76044850

    the New York Public Library. In the letters emerged from time-lock al lowing scholars an opportunity to exa mine some of Mencken's most intimate and varied correspondence. It is the New York Public Library collection which Bode has examined and from it, has published letters. The New Mencken Letters illumi nate Mencken as a. Perhaps America's foremost literary stylist and most mordant wit, Mencken's most engaging writing told about his own life and experiences. In Mencken on Mencken, veteran Mencken editor and scholar S. T. Joshi has assembled a hefty collection of the best of Mencken's autobiographical pieces that have not appeared previously in book form.

    New bio debunks Mencken myths. Sunday, Octo By Roger K. Miller. The great man of letters clung to his prejudices and mama. As a literary figure, Henry Louis Mencken has died and risen again several times over the course of nearly a century, both during his lifetime and after he went off to join, as he put it, the choir eternal. 48 Cf. Mencken to Burton Rascoe on May 6, "I expect the pamphlet proofs very shortly" {The New Mencken Letters, ed. Carl Bode, New York: The Dial Press, , p. ); Dreiser to Mencken on Sept 7, "I see by the pamphlet, concerning you (Fanfare) that you are 40 this 12th day of Sept." {Dreiser-Mencken Letters, Vol. II, p. ).

    Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The University of Pennsylvania Dreiser Edition: Dreiser-Mencken Letters: The Correspondence of Theodore Dreiser and H. L. Mencken, by Theodore Dreiser and H. L. Mencken (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! "Mencken weighs pounds, is 5 feet 10 inches in height and not beautiful. His chief amusement, after reading, is piano-playing, this he does very crudely. He takes no exercise except walking and is a moderate eater and drinker. He sometimes drinks as little as one bottle of beer a week, though this doesn't happen very often." So wrote H. L. Mencken about himself, in a brief sketch of his.


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The book "New Mencken Letters" will also give the reader an idea of Mencken's attitude towards topics, his life-style, and some of the activities of early twentieth century Baltimore. All H. Mencken scholars should purchase this book for their own personal library.

Read more. 3 people found this by: 3. The book "New Mencken Letters" will also give the reader an idea of Mencken's attitude towards topics, his life-style, and some of the activities of early twentieth century Baltimore.

All H. Mencken scholars should purchase this book for their own personal library/5. The letters of H.L. Mencken are robust and lively, and this edition includes most helpful annotations to each missive, stretching from the beginning of his editing career to the very end of his life, including letters dictated (with increasing assistance from his secretary) after his debilitating stroke/5.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Richard D. Stewart Ma --Richard D. Stewart February, --Meredith Janvier --James Ryder Randall Febru --Bernard C. Steiner March 3, --John Edwin Murphy J --August Mencken December 4, --Theodore Dreiser.

Believed to be the largest of his correspondence, the collection contains an esti mated total of 30, letters, notes, postcards, memoran dums and.

MENCKEN, H. THE NEW MENCKEN LETTERS. Edited by Carl Bode. Edition: First Edition New York: Dial, Maroon cloth and beige boards, beige endpapers.

pp (18), Index. Light yellowing to page edges, spine a bit concave, yellowing to pp from once laid in newspaper clipping, else fine Price-clipped dust jacket is sunned, Continue reading THE NEW MENCKEN LETTERS.

Edited by Carl. The new Mencken letters Item Preview remove-circle Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities.

Internet Archive Books. American Libraries. Uploaded by [email protected] on Septem SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: H. Mencken was a giant of American letters who, when a stroke ended his career inwas quietly declared a nonperson.

The worlds of literature, journalism, politics, religion, and social. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Letters of H. Mencken by H. Mencken (, Hardcover, Reprint) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. Henry L. Mencken was born in Baltimore, Maryland in and died there in He began his long career as a journalist, critic, and philologist on the Baltimore Morning Herald in In he joined the staff of the Baltimore Sun, thus beginning an association which lasted until a few years before his death.5/5(4).

By building a new community of authors, then clanging the bell on their behalf, Mencken aimed to shake up national letters. InMencken and Nathan started their own magazine, the American Mercury, which anticipated the New Yorker with its clever design, erudite writing, and eclectic content.

H.L. Mencken has books on Goodreads with ratings. H.L. Mencken’s most popular book is A Mencken Chrestomathy. Perhaps America's foremost literary stylist and most mordant wit, Mencken's most engaging writing told about his own life and experiences. In Mencken on Mencken, veteran Mencken editor and scholar S.

Joshi has assembled a hefty collection of the best of Mencken's autobiographical pieces that have not appeared previously in book : Louisiana State University Press.

Later I purchased a used copy of The New Mencken Letters and schlepped that page tome around wherever I went, reading a letter or two here and there, recklessly quoting from it in term papers. From the letters, I became smitten with Mencken’s verbal gymnastics, his apparent refusal to say something plain when it could be said with the.

The New York Times Archives. Readers should be advised that the book from which these excerpts were selected, ''Dreiser-Mencken Letters,'' edited by Thomas P. H.L. Mencken (). Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. H.L. Mencken. Henry Louis Mencken (Septem - Janu ), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a scholar of American English.

Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists. 27 Scathing H.L. Mencken Quotes On Politics, Religion, And The American Public View Gallery Famed for his rapier wit as much as his ill-temperament, Henry Louis (H.L.) Mencken rose to national prominence as a journalist and correspondent for the Baltimore Sun.

I was too young for the s and what, already in obituary style, was called The Age of Mencken. I began to read him in the s, when I was writing a book on the modern period.

I read him as a vanished if pungent figure, and I read him with suspicion, with furtive and [ ]. Out of approximately of Mencken's letters now deposited in public libraries and private collections throughout the country, Mr.

Forgue has selected over of ""the best of Mencken's literary letters, along with a number of others that best express his personality and give the most vivid and lifelike picture of the man and his literary activities."" Especially full and informative is.

The Whimsical Letters Of H. Mencken And Philip Goodman. H.L. Mencken $ - $ Mencken on Mencken: A New Collection of Autobiographical Writings. H.L. Mencken $ - $ We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures.

We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free. Mencken scholarship. Rodgers became interested in Mencken while researching Sara Haardt, who had attended Goucher College from whence Rodgers graduated in She discovered a trove of correspondences between Mencken and his eventual wife which she compiled and edited as the book Mencken and Sara: A Life in Letters: The Private Correspondence of H.L.

Mencken and Sara Haardt.In a letter to H. L. Mencken, inhe wrote, “Jazz, the blues, Negro spirituals, all stimulate me enormously for the moment. Doubtless, I shall discard them too in time.”.Essentially, this letter shows Mencken’s typical deflation of the cultural centrality of New York City.

His famous essay for the London Nation, “The Literary Capital of the United States,” is a scathing indictment of literary cultures in cities other than Chicago.