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The Resource A second Mencken chrestomathy, H.L. Mencken ; selected, revised, and annotated by the author ; edited and with an introduction by Terry Teachout

A second Mencken chrestomathy, H.L. Mencken ; selected, revised, and annotated by the author ; edited and with an introduction by Terry Teachout

Label
A second Mencken chrestomathy
Title
A second Mencken chrestomathy
Statement of responsibility
H.L. Mencken ; selected, revised, and annotated by the author ; edited and with an introduction by Terry Teachout
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This Wonderful Sequel to the best-selling A Mencken Chrestomathy of nearly half a century ago is full of the iconoclastic common sense that marked H.L. Mencken's astonishing career as the premier American social critic of the twentieth century. Gathered by Mencken himself before he died in 1956, this second chrestomathy ("a collection of selected literary passages," with the accent on the tom) contains writings about a variety of subjects - politics, war, music, literature, men and women, lawyers, brethren of the cloth. Some of his essays have beguiling titles - "Notes for an Honest Autobiography," "The Commonwealth of Morons," "Le Vice Anglais," "Acres of Babble," "Hooch for the Artist." All of them are a pleasure to read, and we are reminded that what Mencken wrote in the early years of this century remains applicable to a very different America
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Also issued online.
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DLC
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1880-1956
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Mencken, H. L.
Dewey number
818/.5209
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3525.E43
LC item number
A6 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Teachout, Terry
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  • American literature
  • American literature
Label
A second Mencken chrestomathy, H.L. Mencken ; selected, revised, and annotated by the author ; edited and with an introduction by Terry Teachout
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Commonwealth of Morons -- The Pushful American -- The Metaphysic of Rotary -- The Yokel -- Varieties of Envy -- The Immigration Problem -- Utopia in Little -- Bring On the Clowns -- The Politician Under Democracy -- The Joboisie -- The Men Who Rule Us -- Liberty and Democracy -- Leaves from a Note-book -- The True Immortal -- The Same Old Gang -- Reflections on Government -- The End of an Era -- The Suicide of Democracy -- The Last Ditch -- Liberalism -- The War Against War -- Summary Judgment -- The Next Round -- The Art of Selling War -- Onward, Christian Soldiers! -- War Without Art -- Memorials of Dishonor -- The Nature of Liberty -- The Beloved Turnkey -- Cops and Their Art -- Jack Ketch as Eugenist -- The Humanitarian Fallacy -- One Size Fits All -- More and Better Psychopaths -- The Arbuckle Case -- Stewards of Nonsense -- Over the Side -- The Judge -- The Genesis of a Deity -- Christian Origins -- The Root of Religion -- The Mask -- The Eternal Mob -- The IQ of holy church -- Literary Theologians -- The believing mind -- The road of doubt -- Veritas odium parit -- Brethren of the cloth -- Playing with fire -- Shock troops -- Story without a moral -- Divine virtuosity -- Man and superman -- The great illusion -- Ethical origins -- The flesh is weak -- The supreme curse -- Thrift -- The genealogy of etiquette -- At the mercy of the mob -- The goal -- The superman -- Heredity -- Happiness -- The horns of the dilemna -- Men and women -- The curse of man -- Le vice Anglais -- Sex on the stage -- Women as spectacles -- Venus at the domestic hearth -- Clubs -- Efficiency as charm -- Woman and the artist -- Martyrs -- Issue -- The burnt child -- On connubial bliss -- Divorce -- Cast a cold eye -- Progress -- Aubade -- Thomas Henry Huxley -- The eternal riddle -- Two benefactors of mankind -- Elegy -- Sketch maritime -- Penguin's eggs
Control code
ocm30320023
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 491 pages
Isbn
9780679428299
Lccn
94012087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30320023
  • (Sirsi) a61556
Label
A second Mencken chrestomathy, H.L. Mencken ; selected, revised, and annotated by the author ; edited and with an introduction by Terry Teachout
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Commonwealth of Morons -- The Pushful American -- The Metaphysic of Rotary -- The Yokel -- Varieties of Envy -- The Immigration Problem -- Utopia in Little -- Bring On the Clowns -- The Politician Under Democracy -- The Joboisie -- The Men Who Rule Us -- Liberty and Democracy -- Leaves from a Note-book -- The True Immortal -- The Same Old Gang -- Reflections on Government -- The End of an Era -- The Suicide of Democracy -- The Last Ditch -- Liberalism -- The War Against War -- Summary Judgment -- The Next Round -- The Art of Selling War -- Onward, Christian Soldiers! -- War Without Art -- Memorials of Dishonor -- The Nature of Liberty -- The Beloved Turnkey -- Cops and Their Art -- Jack Ketch as Eugenist -- The Humanitarian Fallacy -- One Size Fits All -- More and Better Psychopaths -- The Arbuckle Case -- Stewards of Nonsense -- Over the Side -- The Judge -- The Genesis of a Deity -- Christian Origins -- The Root of Religion -- The Mask -- The Eternal Mob -- The IQ of holy church -- Literary Theologians -- The believing mind -- The road of doubt -- Veritas odium parit -- Brethren of the cloth -- Playing with fire -- Shock troops -- Story without a moral -- Divine virtuosity -- Man and superman -- The great illusion -- Ethical origins -- The flesh is weak -- The supreme curse -- Thrift -- The genealogy of etiquette -- At the mercy of the mob -- The goal -- The superman -- Heredity -- Happiness -- The horns of the dilemna -- Men and women -- The curse of man -- Le vice Anglais -- Sex on the stage -- Women as spectacles -- Venus at the domestic hearth -- Clubs -- Efficiency as charm -- Woman and the artist -- Martyrs -- Issue -- The burnt child -- On connubial bliss -- Divorce -- Cast a cold eye -- Progress -- Aubade -- Thomas Henry Huxley -- The eternal riddle -- Two benefactors of mankind -- Elegy -- Sketch maritime -- Penguin's eggs
Control code
ocm30320023
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 491 pages
Isbn
9780679428299
Lccn
94012087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30320023
  • (Sirsi) a61556

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