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

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

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Prejudices: : first, second, and third series
Title
Prejudices:
Title remainder
first, second, and third series
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H. L. Mencken
Title variation
  • Mencken, Prejudices, first, second, and third series
  • Prejudices, first, second, and third series
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Subject
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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BTCTA
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1880-1956
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Mencken, H. L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
206
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  • American literature
  • Literature
  • American essays
  • United States
Label
Prejudices: : first, second, and third series, H. L. Mencken
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Marion Elizabeth Rodgers wrote the chronology and notes for this volume"--P. [v]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 531-591) and index
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 p.
Isbn
9781598530742
Lccn
2010924448
System control number
(OCoLC)548596963
Label
Prejudices: : first, second, and third series, H. L. Mencken
Publication
Note
"Marion Elizabeth Rodgers wrote the chronology and notes for this volume"--P. [v]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 531-591) and index
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 p.
Isbn
9781598530742
Lccn
2010924448
System control number
(OCoLC)548596963

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