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

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Works: 2,339 works in 5,780 publications in 6 languages and 126,161 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Romance fiction  Autobiographies  Legal stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legal fiction (Literature)  Periodicals  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Honoree, Librettist, Other, Composer, Correspondent, Performer, Compiler, Recipient, Contributor, Former owner
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 )

358 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 5,572 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( )

142 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

59 editions published between 1908 and 2018 in English and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revision of original edition published: Boston : Luce, 1908. Includes bibliographical references and index
A Mencken chrestomathy by H. L Mencken( Book )

43 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous American journalist's selections from his writings reflect his witty interpretations of humanity, government, and a variety of other topics
The American scene : a reader by H. L Mencken( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1942 and 2001 in English and held by 1,476 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 )

79 editions published between 1917 and 2013 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Conrad.--Theodore Dreiser.--James Huneker.--Puritanism as a literary force
Treatise on the gods by H. L Mencken( Book )

49 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Layman's theories on religion - its evolution, its varieties, its state in the modern world
Eleven plays of Henrik Ibsen by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

8 editions published between 1935 and 1960 in English and held by 1,315 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
An American tragedy by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

23 editions published between 1926 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tracks the process by which an ordinary young man is capable of committing a ruthless murder, and the further process by which social and political forces come into play after his arrest. In Clyde Griffiths, the impoverished, restless offspring of a family of street preachers, we see a portrait of a man whose circumstances and dreams of self-betterment conspire to pull him toward an act of unforgivable violence
Minority report: H.L. Mencken's notebooks by H. L Mencken( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1948 H.L. Mencken, then at the top of his unmatchable form (he had spoken at a meeting of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia only a little while before), suffered a stroke. He soon recovered his physical vigor, but writing was for him a thing of the past. Some months before his death, in going through some papers that he was putting in order for deposit in his beloved Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, his long-time secretary discovered these Notebooks. Mencken meant to publish them, as he makes clear in the preface, which also describes them better than I can. Suffice it to say that here is one more generous sampling of the old Mencken battling fearlessly for the freedom and dignity of the individual and for the general decencies of life and attacking all that seems fundamentally hostile to man: government, organized religion, professional philosophers, and pedagogues above all. It shows his restless and inquiring mind ranging over many of the problems that beset all of us who ever take time out to think, all in his unmatchable style, which, however much it crackles, has the supreme virtue'which Henry always found in his own great model, Thomas Henry Huxley'that of never leaving you in doubt of its meaning. Read the preface and note that this book is precisely what its title suggests; it consists of hundreds of notes'some only a few lines in length, some running to several pages, all reflecting a rigorous and exhilarating mind and personality. It may be a long time before another like him crosses our path
A carnival of buncombe by Henry Louis Mencken( Book )

26 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vintage Mencken by H. L Mencken( Book )

29 editions published between 1955 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,067 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
Prejudices : first series by H. L Mencken( Book )

46 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 974 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
George Bernard Shaw : his plays by Henry Louis Mencken( Book )

42 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 961 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
The American mercury( )

in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on democracy by H. L Mencken( Book )

44 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 881 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 )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 854 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 NietzscheA Mencken chrestomathyA new dictionary of quotations on historical principles from ancient and modern sourcesA book of prefacesTreatise on the godsAn American tragedyMinority report: H.L. Mencken's notebooks
Alternative Names
H.L.Mencken

H.L. Mencken Amerikaans journalist

H. L. Mencken periodista estadounidense

H. L. Mencken US-amerikanischer Publizist und Schriftsteller

H・L・メンケン

H·L·孟肯

Hatteras, Owen

Hatteras, Owen 1880-1956

Henris Luisas Menkenas

Henry Louis Mencken giornalista e saggista statunitense

M., H. L. 1880-1956

Mencken, H. 1880-1956

Mencken H.L.

Mencken, H. L. 1880-1956

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

Mencken, Henry 1880-1956

Mencken Henry L.

Mencken, Henry L. 1880-1956

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

Mencken, Henry Louis

Mencken, Henry Louis 1880-1956

Χένρι Μένκεν

Генри Луис Менкен американский журналист, эссеист, сатирик

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Хенри Луис Менкен

Хенри Луис Менкен американски новинар и писател

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