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Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis) 1880-1956

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Works: 2,387 works in 6,137 publications in 7 languages and 127,476 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Essays  History  Periodicals  Diaries  Fiction  Quotations  Drama 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Creator, Librettist, Correspondent, Composer, Contributor, Former owner, Compiler, Recipient, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3525.E43, 818.5209
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The American language : an inquiry into the development of English in the United States by H. L Mencken( Book )

395 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 5,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic work on the evolution of American English from British English, American Pronunciation, spelling, proper names, and slang
In defense of women by H. L Mencken( )

150 editions published between 1913 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 4,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mencken's argument for the superiority of women
The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche by H. L Mencken( )

69 editions published between 1908 and 2019 in English and held by 2,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revision of original edition published: Boston : Luce, 1908. Includes bibliographical references and index
Treatise on the gods by H. L Mencken( Book )

76 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.L. Mencken is perhaps best known for his scathing political satire. But politicians, as far as Mencken was concerned, had no monopoly on self-righteousness, deceit, and thievery. He also found religion to be an adversary worthy of his attention, and here he offers some of his best shots. Mencken examines religion everywhere, from India to Peru, from the myths of Egypt to the traditional beliefs of America's Bible Belt. He examines doctrines, dogmas, sacred texts, heresies, and ceremonies. He reviews the history of the Christian church and its founders. "It is Tertullian who is credited with the motto, Credo, quia absurdum est: I believe because it is incredible. Needless to say, he began life as a lawyer." Controversial even before it was published in 1930, Treatise on the Gods remains what its author wished it to be: the plain, clear challenge of honest doubt.--From publisher description
A Mencken chrestomathy by H. L Mencken( Book )

48 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mencken Chrestomathy is full of the iconoclastic common sense that marked H. L. Mencken's astonishing career as the premier American social critic of the twentieth century
The American scene : a reader by Henry Louis Mencken( Book )

37 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new dictionary of quotations on historical principles from ancient and modern sources by Henry L Mencken( Book )

42 editions published between 1942 and 2001 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is based upon a collection of quotations begun in 1918 or thereabout for my own use. Its purpose was to keep track of sayings that, for one reason or another, interested me and seemed worth remembering, but that, also for one reason or another, were not in the existing quotation-books. The collection grew steadily, helped by the contributions of friends who knew of it, and there arose inevitably the notion that it might be worth printing."--Preface written by H.L. Mencken
A book of prefaces by H. L Mencken( Book )

85 editions published between 1917 and 2020 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Conrad.--Theodore Dreiser.--James Huneker.--Puritanism as a literary force
Eleven plays of Henrik Ibsen by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

8 editions published between 1935 and 1960 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TOC: A doll's house -- Ghosts -- An enemy of the people -- The master builder -- Pillars of society -- Hedda Gabler -- John Gabriel Borkman -- The wild duck -- The league of youth -- Rosmersholm -- Peer Gynt
Minority report: H.L. Mencken's notebooks by H. L Mencken( Book )

25 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. 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
Prejudices: first series by H. L Mencken( Book )

52 editions published between 1910 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects columns, magazine articles and essays by American humorist and social critic H.L. Mencken
The Vintage Mencken by H. L Mencken( Book )

36 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the best of H.L. Mencken's writings, one that seeks to reacquaint older readers with his work and to introduce younger readers for the first time to one of the master craftsmen of daily journalism in the 20th century
Mencken's America by H. L Mencken( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mencken was prolific; much of his best work lies buried in the newspapers and magazines in which it originally appeared. Mencken's America is a sampling of uncollected work, arranged to present the wide-ranging treatise on American culture that Mencken himself never wrote." "The core of the book is a series of six articles on "The American" published in the Smart Set in 1913 and 1914. Never before reprinted, they embody the essence of Mencken's views on the deficiencies of his countrymen."--Jacket
A choice of days : essays from happy days, newspaper days, and heathen days by Henry Louis Mencken( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty chapters selected from three of the author's previous works: Happy days, Heathen days, and Newspaper days
George Bernard Shaw : his plays by H. L Mencken( Book )

43 editions published between 1905 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1905 short work of criticism, one great satirical mind pays tribute to another. In addition to lively synopses and appreciations of Mrs. Warren's Profession, Arms and the Man, The Devil's Disciple, Man and Superman, Caesar and Cleopatra, and others, Mencken offers an epilogue on Shaw and Shakespeare
A carnival of buncombe by H.L Mencken( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American mercury( )

in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on democracy by H. L Mencken( Book )

48 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Democracy] is, perhaps, the most charming form of government ever devised by man. It is based on propositions that are palpably not true and what is not true, as everyone knows, is always immensely more fascinating and satisfying to the vast majority of men than what is true. H.L. Mencken, America's greatest journalist and critic, wrote Notes on Democracy over 80 years ago. His time, the paranoid and intolerant years of World War I, Prohibition and the Scopes trial, is strikingly like our own. Notes isn't just a blast from the past, but also a perceptive and unsentimental report on contemporary life
On Mencken : essays( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prejudices : second series by H. L Mencken( Book )

37 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second part of an ongoing collection of American author H.L. Mencken's satires and social commentaries. This volume contains one of Mencken's most influential short works. Originally printed in 1917 in the New York Evening Mail, "Sahara of the Bozart" attacked the American South as the most intellectually barren region of the United States. Mencken's vitriol led to an artistic renaissance in the South when Southern writers and artists, provoked by the essay, set out to prove Mencken wrong
 
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A Mencken chrestomathy
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In defense of womenThe philosophy of Friedrich NietzscheTreatise on the godsA Mencken chrestomathyA new dictionary of quotations on historical principles from ancient and modern sourcesA book of prefacesMinority report: H.L. Mencken's notebooksPrejudices: first series
Alternative Names
H.L. Mencken Amerikaans journalist

H. L. Mencken journaliste, linguiste, satiriste, critique social et un libre penseur, surnommé « le Nietzsche américain »

H. L. Mencken periodista estadounidense

H. L. Mencken US-amerikanischer Publizist und Schriftsteller

H. L. 멘켄

H・L・メンケン

H·L·孟肯

Hatteras, Owen

Hatteras, Owen 1880-1956

Henris Luisas Menkenas

Henry Lewis Mencken iriseoir agus scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Henry Louis Mencken giornalista e saggista statunitense

Henry Louis Mencken jornalista e escritor americano

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Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

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Χένρι Μένκεν

Генри Луис Менкен американский журналист, эссеист, сатирик

Генрі Менкен Американський журналіст та письменник

Хенри Луис Менкен

Хенри Луис Менкен американски новинар и писател

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