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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The show had already started, and his ridicule, in a way, seemed a privilege. He may have been wrong, but, damn, it sounded right.

Prejudices, Third Series by H. L. Mencken

Henry Louis Mencken, who died inis one of those writers more remembered than read — in part because, with the exception of his continually revised masterwork of lexography, “The American Language,” most of prejudicss books have been long out of print.

This Menckrn of America series edition is printed on acid-free paper and features Smyth-sewn binding, a full cloth cover, and a ribbon marker. Joni rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Mencken always takes the argument one step further, always lobs another one-sided anecdote, always takes another jab at this politician or that writer.

Though Mencken routinely defended the civil rights of minorities in print, his diaries, which were only unsealed inexposed a man who was both patronizing toward African Americans and unthinkingly anti-Semitic.

His belief in social Darwinism terrifies me.

Reading one or two of Menken’s reviews and essays is the kind of thing that you want to take, like a restorative, before bedtime, to counter the ill writing and easy thinking that daily passes before our eyes. Brant rated it liked it Jul 08, I’m also adding a ton of other books by authors that Wright mentions. Sadly, he was also a man who liked the English language a bit too much. The six volumes of Prejudicespublished between andwere both a slashing attack on what Mencken saw as American provincialism and hypocrisy and a prejudicss defense of the writers and thinkers he thought of as harbingers menken a new frankness and maturity.


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He makes the spectator live for the work of art. Laced with savage humor and delighting in verbal play, Mencken’s prose remains a one-of-a-kind roller coaster ride over a staggering range of thematic territory: Mar 15, haley marked it as classics-to-read. More than once, Charlie Hebdo and H. Mencken has much to say about American mediocrity. Lists with This Book. Petru Timisan rated it it was amazing Apr 08, Now the Library of America edition brings these works back gl life.

Stubbornly, sometimes stupidly, he stood by them all.

Mencken answered that question in the most Menckenian way:. The American Iconoclast and editor of Mencken and Sara: I liked pprejudices immediately. In the six volumes of Prejudices published between andMencken attacked what he felt to be American provincialism and hypocrisy, and championed writers and thinkers he saw as harbingers of a new candor and maturity. I was taken by his disregard for authority and mediocrity, and by the ballistic energy with which he prejuudices them.

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In the most American way, Mencken criticized his own country without the slightest hint of self-censorship, refusing to let that freedom prejudicds. Many of the essays here are way, way past their freshness date, full of names of minor novelists, critics, essayists, and politicians long forgotten.

Mencken’s “Prejudices” series, which comprise the six volumes published between and 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. Readers often wondered why Mencken stayed in America, disgusted as he claimed to be with its third-rate inhabitants. See all books by H.


H.L. Mencken, Unforgivable and Unforgettable

Modern political discourse — the bad kind — inherited its all from this man. A grand jury failed to indict. Few writers roiled the American cultural scene like Henry Louis Mencken. Often you find yourself searching for his thesis beneath piles of contradiction and qualification. I liked him so much that I bought The American Languagethe pillar of his bibliography, and mncken touched it again.

In an entry dated September 23,for example, Mencken complains that Emma Ball, mencjen black maid, had a tendency to overpolish his hardwood floors.

His masterpiece was one of the few books he wrote about something he loved, a book called The American Languagea history and collection of American vernacular speech. He made democracy live for the spectator; he made the spectator prejudiices for democracy. Cpdulis rated it it was amazing Sep 21, The Library of America series includes more than volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1, pages in menncken, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Alan rated it really liked it Mar 06, Preview — Prejudices by H. I felt like the drunk at a comedy club, asking to be called out.

Out of the process comes understanding, appreciation, intelligent enjoyment—and that is precisely what the artist tried to produce. Jan 03, Nick Black rated it liked it Shelves: View all 5 comments. Andrew rated it it was amazing Oct 30,