Mencken Chrestomathy

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Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from booksthe six installments of the Prejudices series, A Book of Burlesques, In Defense of Women, Notes on Democracy, Making a President, A Book o…

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    Om Mencken Chrestomathy

    Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from booksthe six installments of the Prejudices series, A Book of Burlesques, In Defense of Women, Notes on Democracy, Making a President, A Book of Calumny, Treatise on Right and Wrongbut there are also magazine and newspaper pieces that never got between covers (from theAmerican Mercury, theSmart Set,and theBaltimore Evening Sun) and some notes that were never previously published at all. Readers will find edification and amusement in his estimates of a variety of AmericansWoodrow Wilson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Roosevelt I and Roosevelt II, James Gibbons Huneker, Rudolph Valentino, Calvin Coolidge, Ring Lardner, Theodore Dreiser, and Walt Whitman. Those musically inclined will enjoy his pieces on Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner, and there is material for a hundred controversies in his selections on Joseph Conrad, Thorstein Veblen, Nietzsche, and Madame Blavatsky.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    Teknisk DRM
    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2012
    Forlag
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Gro
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780307808875
    Sider
    656

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