Prejudices has 69 ratings and 5 reviews. Kevin said: H.L. Mencken wrote a hundred years ago and I still cringe at his fearless attacks on all things that. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 17 by H. L. Mencken. Prejudices, First Series by H. L. Mencken. Book Cover. Download; Bibrec. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 17 by H. L. Mencken. Prejudices, Third Series by H. L. Mencken. Book Cover. Download; Bibrec.

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No doubt Mencken himself would have something to say about that, especially since Frost and Emerson have long been under the Library’s imprimatur. Jwdeming rated it it was amazing Sep 27, He called Puritanism, “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

In this rare prwjudices of essays, H. Because Charlie Hebdo relentlessly satirized the prophet Muhammad, because the magazine routinely practiced its right to offend, and because both shooters were Islamists, the first wave of pundits called the massacre an attack on free speech. This should have been the end, but prejusices, in January of last year, two masked gunmen forced their way into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly often accused of bigotry itself, and opened fire in the name of Allah.

Most of all, he attacked Puritan morality. Now I can add prejudics that nightstand stack the recently published boxed set of the Library of America edition of H. He was a newspaper columnist msncken the fullest sense: I was taken by his disregard for authority and mediocrity, and by the ballistic energy with which he denounced them.

Prejudices: The Complete Series by H.L. Mencken

Clint rated it it was amazing Nov 28, He’s constantly using not just a lot of jargon from his day, but also mixing it H. The ride was everything. 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 boundle Few writers roiled the American cultural scene like Henry Louis Mencken.


Mencken always takes the argument one step further, always lobs another one-sided anecdote, always takes another jab at this politician or that writer.

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Instead I accepted him the way he accepted himself, disregarding the imperfections—of which, I would later find out, there were many.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. In mmencken entry dated September 23,for example, Mencken complains that Emma Ball, his black maid, had a tendency to overpolish his hardwood floors. Past his antiquated literary critiques and his roast of Franklin D.

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Much like Charlie HebdoMencken never abstained from the opportunity to lampoon, to ridicule, or to offend—even when he knew the result would be mecken and disparagement. Phil rated it really liked it Jan 10, Often you find yourself searching for his thesis beneath piles of contradiction and qualification.

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Prejudices, Third Series by H. L. Mencken

Mencken have missed the mark. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Unaware of my purchase, my girlfriend gave me a copy of the same book as a gift, but not before gluing the pages together and carving out the middle to camouflage my secrets. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Refresh and try again. Ed Sweeney rated it it was amazing Mar 05, Mencken’s opinions of his literary brethren and America msncken largely, as we say today, “negative.

View all 5 comments. He attacked chiropractors and the Ku Klux Klan, politicians and other journalists.

Preview — Prejudices by H. Not many of the chautauqua orator, vassarized old maids and other such bogus intelligentsia who drive themselves to it have any intelligible understanding of the Transcendentalism at the heart of it.


Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. They are master prose stylists whose command and fluency of English are the pleasure of reading them, even if the subjects, people and times they write about are unfamiliar and distant to our contemporary minds. That assumes a certain degree of engagement to begin with. Mencken at the Baltimore Sun. The corruption of law is so engrained in our culture that only the perversely idealistic and monomaniacal would care to object.

It was a different time, I guess. Inspired by Your Browsing History. I did accept him. Please try again later.

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. But those who question the efficacy of satire often do so on the grounds that its target will invariably miss the prejudicfs in a way that reinforces existing stereotypes.

Meanwhile, the world marched on without me. Mencken’s “Prejudices” series, which comprise the six volumes published between and This volume is available for adoption in the Guardian of American Letters Fund. Prejudiices I purchased a menckken 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.

His belief in social Darwinism terrifies me. In an essay on American poets, he rhetorically asks, “Frost? Discount offer available for first-time customers only. And, well, I was curious.

Alan rated it really liked it Mar 06,