H.L. Mencken presents master styling in A Book of Prefaces (1917), Damn! (1918), and The American Credo (1920). Prefaces is a book of literary criticism containing the essays “Joseph Conrad,” “Theodore Dreiser,” “James Huneker,” and “Puritanism as a Literary Force.” He hoped that “they may at least blow a wind through the prevailing fogs, and reveal what is sound and important in some first-rate books.” The ensuing intellectual battle energized a generation. Damn! A Book of Calumny contains some of Mencken’s wittier turns in its 49 short essays. It has been mined for anthologies, but it has never before been reprinted as a whole. The American Credo: A Contribution Toward the Interpretation of the National Mind contains 488 articles, co-written by drama critic George Jean Nathan, about American popular belief.
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Author: H.L. Mencken
Binding: Kindle Edition
Manufacturer: Laissez Faire Books
Number of pages: 376
Product group: eBooks
Studio: Laissez Faire Books
Publication Date: 2013-05-27
Publisher: Laissez Faire Books