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Second Mencken Chrestomathy

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ISBN-10: 0679428291

ISBN-13: 9780679428299

Edition: N/A

Authors: H. L. Mencken, Terry Teachout

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List price: $30.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/17/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 491
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

H.L. Mencken was born in Baltimore, Maryland, a city he considered home despite his many years in New York. As a child he attended Professor Friedrich Knapp's Institute, a private school for children of German descent. He completed his secondary education at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, from which he graduated at the age of 16. Mencken wanted to be a writer but was obligated to work in his father's cigar factory. When his father died suddenly in 1899, Mencken immediately sought a job at the Baltimore Herald. Through he began with no experience in journalism, he quickly learned every job at the newspaper and at age 25 became its editor. Mencken went on to build himself a reputation as…    

Editor's Introduction
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
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
Playing with Fire
Shock Troops
Story Without a Moral
Divine Virtuosity
The Great Illusion
Ethical Origins
The Flesh Is Weak
The Supreme Curse
The Genealogy of Etiquette
At the Mercy of the Mob
The Goal
The Superman
The Horns of the Dilemma
The Curse of Man
Le Vice Anglais
Sex on the Stage
Women as Spectacles
Venus at the Domestic Hearth
Efficiency as Charm
Woman and the Artist
The Burnt Child
On Connubial Bliss
Cast a Cold Eye
Thomas Henry Huxley
The Eternal Riddle
Two Benefactors of Mankind
Sketch Maritime
Penguin's Eggs
The Professions
Dazzling the Public
The Puppet's Pretension
The Emancipated Housewife
Honest Toil
The Rewards of Virtue
The Devil's Deal
The Utopia of Tolerance
Closed Shop
Interlude in the Socratic Manner
San Francisco: A Memory
The National Letters
The Emperor of Wowsers
The Man of Letters
They Also Serve
Once More, with Feeling
The Novel Defined
Second Chorus
On Realism
The Ultimate Realists
The Face Is Familiar
The Hero Problem
New England Twilight
Jane Austen
Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson Again
The Father of Them All
Freudian Autopsy upon a Genius
H. G. Wells
Arnold Bennett
Somerset Maugham
Scherzo for the Bassoon
D. H. Lawrence
The Puritan Abroad
George Ade
James Branch Cabell
Not in French
Jack London
Dreiser as Philosopher
Dreiser as Stylist
Abraham Cahan
Mrs. Wharton
Disaster in Moronia
George Bernard Shaw
Ibsen the Trimmer
Edgar Lee Masters
Dichtung und Wahrheit
Walt Whitman
The Pursuit of Ideas
The Cult of Hope
Cassandra's Lament
Criticism of Criticism of Criticism
A Novel a Day
Meditation at Vespers
A Novel of the First Rank
Marginal Note
An American Novel
The Uplift as a Trade
A New Constitution for Maryland
Hooch for the Artist
Notice to Neglected Geniuses
Another Long-Awaited Book
Advice to Young Men
The End of the Line
The Professional Man
Reflections on Journalism
The New York Sun
The Baltimore Sunpaper
The Pulitzer Prizes
The Muck-Rakers
Acres of Babble
The Public-School
The War upon Intelligence
The Golden Age of Pedagogy
A Liberal Education
The Lower Depths
Pedagogues A-flutter
Prima Facie
The Philosopher
The Saving Grace
The Tone Art
The Joyless Master
De Profundis
Russian Music
The Bryan of Bayreuth
Debussy and Wagner
The Great American Art
Night Club
The Peaceable Kingdom
The Home of the Crab
Hot Dogs
Reminiscence in the Present Tense
Portrait of an Immortal Soul
A Texas Schoolma'am
For Rotary and God
Flamingo in Blue Stockings
The Incomparable Bok
Dr. Townsend and His Plan
One Who Will Be Missed
The End of a Happy Life
Wild Shots
Between the Lines
The Fat Man
Sunday Afternoon
Interlude Sentimentale
Elegy in C Minor
The Jocose Gods
The Bugaboo
Nietzsche on Christianity
H. L. Mencken, by Himself
Further Exposition
An American Mercury Circular
Starting Point
The Man and His Shadow
Personal Record
The Tight-Rope
Categorical Imperatives
Behind the Mask
The Popinjay
Note for an Honest Autobiography
For the Defense