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H.L. Mencken : Prejudices, fourth, fifth, and sixth series

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H.L. Mencken : Prejudices, fourth, fifth, and sixth series
Title
H.L. Mencken
Title remainder
Prejudices, fourth, fifth, and sixth series
Statement of responsibility
H. L. Mencken ; edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
Title variation
  • H.L. Mencken, Prejudices, fourth, fifth, and sixth series
  • Prejudices, fourth, fifth, and sixth 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 (1919-1927), the iconoclastic collections that helped blast American literature out of its complacency and into a new age of frankness and maturity. The fantastic linguistic inventiveness, full-bodied humor, and unwaveringly fierce courage of his journalism made him a liberating force for his contemporaries and a figure who remains unique in American writing. --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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372477
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
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Rodgers, Marion Elizabeth
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True
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
207
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  • American literature
  • Literature
  • American essays
  • United States
  • American essays
  • American literature
  • Civilization
  • Literature
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
H.L. Mencken : Prejudices, fourth, fifth, and sixth series
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Marion Elizabeth Rodgers wrote the chronology and notes for this volume"--Page [vii]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 563-596) 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
  • Fourth series. The American tradition -- The husbandman -- High and ghostly matters : The cosmic secretariat ; The nature of faith ; The devotee ; The restoration of beauty ; End-product ; Another ; Holy clerks -- Justice under democracy -- Reflections on human monogamy : The eternal farce ; Venus at the domestic hearth ; The rat-trap ; The love chase ; Women as realpolitiker ; Footnote for suffragettes ; The helpmate ; The mime ; Cavia Cobaya ; The survivor ; The veteran's disaster ; Moral indignation ; The man and his shadow ; The balance-sheet ; Yearning -- The politician -- From a critic's notebook : Progress ; The iconoclast ; The artists' model ; The good citizen as artist ; Definitive judgments -- Totentanz -- Meditations in the Methodist desert : The new Galahad ; Optimist vs. Optimist ; Caveat for the defense ; Portrait of an ideal world -- Essay in constructive criticism -- On the nature of man : The animal that thinks ; Veritas Odium Parit ; The eternal cripple ; The test ; National characters ; The goal ; Psychology at 5 A.M. ; The reward ; The altruist ; The man of honor -- Bugaboo -- On government -- Toward a realistic aesthetic : The nature of art ; The one-legged art ; Symbiosis and the artist -- Contributions to the study of vulgar psychology : The downfall of the Navy ; The mind of the slave ; The art eternal -- The American novel -- People and things : The capital of a great republic ; Ambassadors of Christ ; Bilder aus schöner Zeit ; The high seas ; The Shrine of Mnemosyne
  • Fifth series. Four moral causes : Birth control ; Comstockery ; Capital punishment ; War -- Four makers of tales : Conrad ; Hergesheimer ; Lardner ; Masters -- In memoriam : W.J.B. -- The hills of Zion -- Beethoven -- Rondo on an ancient theme -- Protestantism in the Republic -- From the files of a book reviewer : Counter-offensive ; Heretics ; The grove of academe ; The schoolma'm's goal ; The heroic age ; The woes of a 100% American ; Yazoo's favorite ; The father of service ; A modern masterpiece ; Sweet stuff -- The fringes of lovely letters : Authorship as a trade ; Authors as persons ; Birth pangs ; Want ad ; Literature and the schoolma'am ; The critic and his job ; Painting and its critics ; Greenwich Village -- Essay in pedagogy -- On living in Baltimore -- The last New Englander -- The nation -- Officers and gentlemen -- Golden age -- Edgar Saltus -- Miscellaneous notes : Martyrs ; The ancients ; Jack Ketch as eugenist ; Heroes ; An historic blunder ; On cynicism ; Music and sin ; The champion ; Honor in America ; Notes in the margin of a treatise on psychology ; Definition -- Catechism
  • Sixth series. Journalism in America -- From the memoirs of a subject of the United States : Government by bounder ; Constructive proposal ; The nature of government ; Freudian footnote ; Bach to Bach! -- The human mind : On metaphysicians ; On suicide ; On controversy ; On faith -- Clarion call to poets -- Souvenirs of a book reviewer : The Emperor of Wowsers ; Thwacks from the motherland ; The powers of the air ; To the glory of an artist ; God help the South! ; The immortal Democrat ; Fides Ante Intellectum ; Speech day in the Greisenheim ; Professors of English -- Five little excursions : Brahms ; Johann Strauss ; Poetry in America ; Victualry as a fine art ; The libido for the ugly -- Hymn to the truth -- The pedagogy of sex -- Metropolis -- Dives into quackery : Chiropractic ; Criminology ; Eugenics -- Life under bureaucracy -- In the rolling mills -- Ambrose Bierce -- The executive secretary -- Invitation to the dance -- Aubade -- Appendix from Moronia : Note on technic ; Interlude in the Socratic manner ; Valentino
Control code
ocn548596965
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 612 pages
Isbn
9781598530759
Lccn
2010924447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)548596965
Label
H.L. Mencken : Prejudices, fourth, fifth, and sixth series
Publication
Note
"Marion Elizabeth Rodgers wrote the chronology and notes for this volume"--Page [vii]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 563-596) 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
  • Fourth series. The American tradition -- The husbandman -- High and ghostly matters : The cosmic secretariat ; The nature of faith ; The devotee ; The restoration of beauty ; End-product ; Another ; Holy clerks -- Justice under democracy -- Reflections on human monogamy : The eternal farce ; Venus at the domestic hearth ; The rat-trap ; The love chase ; Women as realpolitiker ; Footnote for suffragettes ; The helpmate ; The mime ; Cavia Cobaya ; The survivor ; The veteran's disaster ; Moral indignation ; The man and his shadow ; The balance-sheet ; Yearning -- The politician -- From a critic's notebook : Progress ; The iconoclast ; The artists' model ; The good citizen as artist ; Definitive judgments -- Totentanz -- Meditations in the Methodist desert : The new Galahad ; Optimist vs. Optimist ; Caveat for the defense ; Portrait of an ideal world -- Essay in constructive criticism -- On the nature of man : The animal that thinks ; Veritas Odium Parit ; The eternal cripple ; The test ; National characters ; The goal ; Psychology at 5 A.M. ; The reward ; The altruist ; The man of honor -- Bugaboo -- On government -- Toward a realistic aesthetic : The nature of art ; The one-legged art ; Symbiosis and the artist -- Contributions to the study of vulgar psychology : The downfall of the Navy ; The mind of the slave ; The art eternal -- The American novel -- People and things : The capital of a great republic ; Ambassadors of Christ ; Bilder aus schöner Zeit ; The high seas ; The Shrine of Mnemosyne
  • Fifth series. Four moral causes : Birth control ; Comstockery ; Capital punishment ; War -- Four makers of tales : Conrad ; Hergesheimer ; Lardner ; Masters -- In memoriam : W.J.B. -- The hills of Zion -- Beethoven -- Rondo on an ancient theme -- Protestantism in the Republic -- From the files of a book reviewer : Counter-offensive ; Heretics ; The grove of academe ; The schoolma'm's goal ; The heroic age ; The woes of a 100% American ; Yazoo's favorite ; The father of service ; A modern masterpiece ; Sweet stuff -- The fringes of lovely letters : Authorship as a trade ; Authors as persons ; Birth pangs ; Want ad ; Literature and the schoolma'am ; The critic and his job ; Painting and its critics ; Greenwich Village -- Essay in pedagogy -- On living in Baltimore -- The last New Englander -- The nation -- Officers and gentlemen -- Golden age -- Edgar Saltus -- Miscellaneous notes : Martyrs ; The ancients ; Jack Ketch as eugenist ; Heroes ; An historic blunder ; On cynicism ; Music and sin ; The champion ; Honor in America ; Notes in the margin of a treatise on psychology ; Definition -- Catechism
  • Sixth series. Journalism in America -- From the memoirs of a subject of the United States : Government by bounder ; Constructive proposal ; The nature of government ; Freudian footnote ; Bach to Bach! -- The human mind : On metaphysicians ; On suicide ; On controversy ; On faith -- Clarion call to poets -- Souvenirs of a book reviewer : The Emperor of Wowsers ; Thwacks from the motherland ; The powers of the air ; To the glory of an artist ; God help the South! ; The immortal Democrat ; Fides Ante Intellectum ; Speech day in the Greisenheim ; Professors of English -- Five little excursions : Brahms ; Johann Strauss ; Poetry in America ; Victualry as a fine art ; The libido for the ugly -- Hymn to the truth -- The pedagogy of sex -- Metropolis -- Dives into quackery : Chiropractic ; Criminology ; Eugenics -- Life under bureaucracy -- In the rolling mills -- Ambrose Bierce -- The executive secretary -- Invitation to the dance -- Aubade -- Appendix from Moronia : Note on technic ; Interlude in the Socratic manner ; Valentino
Control code
ocn548596965
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 612 pages
Isbn
9781598530759
Lccn
2010924447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)548596965

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