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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Marion Elizabeth Rodgersvolume editor, is the author of Mencken: This Library of America series edition is printed on acid-free paper and features Smyth-sewn binding, a full cloth cover, and a ribbon marker.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I was taken by his disregard for authority and mediocrity, and by the ballistic energy with which he prejurices them. Stay in Touch Sign up. May 05, Nog rated it really liked it. There are writers whose books are stacked on my nightstand: Copyright Los Angeles Times.

He attacked chiropractors and the Ku Klux Klan, politicians and other journalists.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. View all 5 comments. Ed Sweeney rated it it was amazing Mar pejudices, Mencken have missed the mark. Michael Kalb rated it really liked it Sep 17, Mencken’s opinions of his literary brethren and America were largely, as we say today, “negative.


The second wave agreed, though less resolutely, questioning the moral efficacy of a publication that would intentionally print sacrilege in the age of extremism.

The “Prejudices” series is a compilation of reworked reviews and essays that Mencken originally wrote for literary journals and prejudies that contain his unexpurgated opinions about American writers, culture and society. Few writers roiled the American cultural scene like Henry Louis Mencken.

Each volume contains between 30 and 40 essays and reviewsranging over literature, art, politics, philosophy, religion, science. Mar 15, haley prejduices it as classics-to-read.

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In this and a companion volume, The Library of America presents all six series of Prejudices in their original form.

I really don’t know know he was allowed to live, let alone print. He will namedrop the contemporaries subject to his righteous ire, mostly those quacks and mencien who are representative of a republic of poorly-educated, gullible imbeciles.

His scores make his case.

Now, The Library of America restores the full text of Mencken’s landmark work to print in a deluxe two- volume boxed set, ensuring that new generations of readers can rediscover his one-of-a-kind genius. So, I’m gonna check him out. I’m also adding a ton of other books by authors that Wright mentions. J rated it really liked it Jun 10, To read him today is to be plunged into an era whose culture wars were easily as ferocious as our own, in the company of a writer of boundless curiosity and vivacious frankness.


He called Puritanism, “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. 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. It evolved into something much more malleable, less a legally binding document than a set of ten rough ideas. Mencken answered that question in the most Menckenian way:. Joni rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Spurred by tragedy, the masses had marched for one day in Paris.

A white police officer had killed an unarmed black man. 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. To read him is to be plunged into an era whose culture wars were easily as ferocious as those of our own day, in the company of a critic of vast curiosity and vivacious frankness.