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H.L. Mencken : Prejudices, first, second, and third series

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H.L. Mencken : Prejudices, first, second, and third series
Title
H.L. Mencken
Title remainder
Prejudices, first, second, and third series
Statement of responsibility
H. L. Mencken ; edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
Title variation
  • H.L Mencken, Prejudices, first, second, and third series
  • Prejudices, first, second, and third series
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
H.L. Mencken was the most provocative and influential journalist and cultural critic in twentieth-century America. In this volume and a companion, The Library of America presents all six series of Prejudices, the iconoclastic essay collections, published between 1919 and 1927, that ushered in a new cosmopolitanism and skepticism. Taking on all aspects of what he saw as the conformism and provincial narrowness of American culture, Mencken launched himself with gusto at a wide range of targets, in prose of incomparable humor and richness. --from publisher's description
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Summary
These essays, first published between 1919 and 1927, ushered in a new cosmopolitanism and skepticism in twentieth-century America. Taking on all aspects of the conformism and provincial narrowness of the American worldview that he saw, Mencken launched himself at a wide variety of targets with his usual humor and richness
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372479
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1880-1956
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mencken, H. L.
Dewey number
814/.52
Index
index present
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rodgers, Marion Elizabeth
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True
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
206
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Literature
  • American essays
  • United States
  • American essays
  • American literature
  • Civilization
  • Literature
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
H.L. Mencken : Prejudices, first, second, and third series
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Marion Elizabeth Rodgers wrote the chronology and notes for this volume"--Page [v]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-591) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • First series. Criticism of criticism of criticism -- The late Mr. Wells -- Arnold Bennett -- The dean -- Professor Veblen -- The new poetry movement -- The heir of Mark Twain -- Hermann Sudermann -- George Ade -- The Butte Bashkirtseff -- Six members of the Institute : The Boudoir Balzac ; A stranger on Parnassus ; A merchant of mush ; The last of the Victorians ; A bad novelist ; A Broadway Brandes -- The genealogy of etiquette -- The American Magazine -- The Ulster Polonius -- The unheeded law-giver -- The blushful mystery : Sex hygiene ; Art and sex ; A loss to romance ; Sex on the stage -- George Jean Nathan -- Portrait of an immortal soul -- Jack London -- Among the avatars -- Three American immortals : Aristotelean obsequies ; Edgar Allan Poe ; Memorial service
  • Second series. The National letters : Prophets and their visions ; The answering fact ; The Ashes of New England ; The ferment underground ; In the literary abattoir ; Underlying causes ; The lonesome artist ; The cultural background ; Under the campus pump ; The intolerable burden ; Epilogue -- Roosevelt : an autopsy -- The Sahara of the Bozart -- The Divine Afflatus -- Scientific examination of a popular virtue -- Exeunt Omnes -- The allied arts : On music-lovers ; Opera ; The music of to-morrow ; Tempo di Valse ; The Puritan as artist ; The human face ; The cerebral mime -- The cult of hope -- The dry millennium : The Holy War ; The lure of Babylon ; Cupid and well-water ; The triumph of idealism -- Appendix on a tender theme : The nature of love ; The incomparable buzzsaw ; Women as spectacles ; Woman and the artist ; Martyrs ; The burnt child ; The supreme comedy ; A hidden cause ; Bad workmanship
  • Third series. On being an American -- Huneker : a memory -- Footnote on criticism -- Das Kapital -- Ad Imaginem Dei Creavit Illum : The life of man ; The anthropomorphic delusion ; Meditation on meditation ; Man and his soul ; Coda -- Star-spangled men -- The poet and his art -- Five men at random : Abraham Lincoln ; Paul Elmer More ; Madison Cawein ; Frank Harris ; Havelock Ellis -- The nature of liberty -- The novel -- The forward-looker -- Memorial service -- Education -- Types of men : The romantic ; The skeptic ; The believer ; The worker ; The physician ; The scientist ; The business man ; The king ; The average man ; The truth-seeker ; The pacifist ; The relative ; The friend -- The dismal science -- Matters of state : Le Contrat Social ; On minorities -- Reflections on the drama -- Advice to young men : To him that hath ; The venerable examined ; Duty ; Martyrs ; The disabled veteran ; Patriotism -- Suite Américaine : Aspiration ; Virtue ; Eminence -- Appendix: from My life as author and editor
Control code
ocn548596963
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 610 pages
Isbn
9781598530742
Lccn
2010924448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)548596963
Label
H.L. Mencken : Prejudices, first, second, and third series
Publication
Note
"Marion Elizabeth Rodgers wrote the chronology and notes for this volume"--Page [v]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-591) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • First series. Criticism of criticism of criticism -- The late Mr. Wells -- Arnold Bennett -- The dean -- Professor Veblen -- The new poetry movement -- The heir of Mark Twain -- Hermann Sudermann -- George Ade -- The Butte Bashkirtseff -- Six members of the Institute : The Boudoir Balzac ; A stranger on Parnassus ; A merchant of mush ; The last of the Victorians ; A bad novelist ; A Broadway Brandes -- The genealogy of etiquette -- The American Magazine -- The Ulster Polonius -- The unheeded law-giver -- The blushful mystery : Sex hygiene ; Art and sex ; A loss to romance ; Sex on the stage -- George Jean Nathan -- Portrait of an immortal soul -- Jack London -- Among the avatars -- Three American immortals : Aristotelean obsequies ; Edgar Allan Poe ; Memorial service
  • Second series. The National letters : Prophets and their visions ; The answering fact ; The Ashes of New England ; The ferment underground ; In the literary abattoir ; Underlying causes ; The lonesome artist ; The cultural background ; Under the campus pump ; The intolerable burden ; Epilogue -- Roosevelt : an autopsy -- The Sahara of the Bozart -- The Divine Afflatus -- Scientific examination of a popular virtue -- Exeunt Omnes -- The allied arts : On music-lovers ; Opera ; The music of to-morrow ; Tempo di Valse ; The Puritan as artist ; The human face ; The cerebral mime -- The cult of hope -- The dry millennium : The Holy War ; The lure of Babylon ; Cupid and well-water ; The triumph of idealism -- Appendix on a tender theme : The nature of love ; The incomparable buzzsaw ; Women as spectacles ; Woman and the artist ; Martyrs ; The burnt child ; The supreme comedy ; A hidden cause ; Bad workmanship
  • Third series. On being an American -- Huneker : a memory -- Footnote on criticism -- Das Kapital -- Ad Imaginem Dei Creavit Illum : The life of man ; The anthropomorphic delusion ; Meditation on meditation ; Man and his soul ; Coda -- Star-spangled men -- The poet and his art -- Five men at random : Abraham Lincoln ; Paul Elmer More ; Madison Cawein ; Frank Harris ; Havelock Ellis -- The nature of liberty -- The novel -- The forward-looker -- Memorial service -- Education -- Types of men : The romantic ; The skeptic ; The believer ; The worker ; The physician ; The scientist ; The business man ; The king ; The average man ; The truth-seeker ; The pacifist ; The relative ; The friend -- The dismal science -- Matters of state : Le Contrat Social ; On minorities -- Reflections on the drama -- Advice to young men : To him that hath ; The venerable examined ; Duty ; Martyrs ; The disabled veteran ; Patriotism -- Suite Américaine : Aspiration ; Virtue ; Eminence -- Appendix: from My life as author and editor
Control code
ocn548596963
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 610 pages
Isbn
9781598530742
Lccn
2010924448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)548596963

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