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.
|Country:||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Published (Last):||22 July 2009|
|PDF File Size:||18.93 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||6.38 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Closer to home, protesters flooded the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager. The ride was everything.
And in acknowledging his many flaws, I was able prrejudices move past them, stirred by a bigot to rejoin the movement against bigotry. Perhaps, too, I was charmed by that most convenient of facts: A grand jury failed to indict.
But, I was reading Black Boy by Richard Wright, and he mentions reading a book by this guy and how it deeply inspired him. He made democracy live for the spectator; he made the spectator live for democracy. I liked him so much that I bought The American Languagethe pillar of his bibliography, and never touched it again. GSL rated it really liked it Aug 10, Marion Elizabeth Rodgers Editor.
Prejudices: The Complete Series
But I suspect that Mencken also knew, in a deeper manner than most, just how rare freedom of expression really is, and what it would mean to lose it.
Spurred by tragedy, the masses had marched for one day in Paris. I read through a few more of his letters, but eventually I moved on, and placed Mencken back on the shelf. Ed Sweeney rated it it was amazing Mar 05, See all books by H. A white police officer had killed an unarmed black man.
I did not forgive Mencken. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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. Now the Library of America edition brings these works back to life. May 05, Nog rated it really liked it.
Boxed Setpages. It evolved into something much more malleable, less a legally binding document than a set of ten rough ideas. Many of the essays here are way, way past their freshness date, full of names mnecken minor novelists, critics, essayists, and politicians long forgotten.
In the six volumes of Prejudices published between andMencken attacked what he felt to be American provincialism and hypocrisy, and championed writers and thinkers he saw as harbingers of a new candor and maturity.
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. Benjamin Davidson rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Graychin rated it really liked it Jun 27, Instead I accepted him the way he accepted himself, disregarding the imperfections—of which, I would later find out, there were many.
We are experiencing technical difficulties. It was a different time, I guess. In this and a companion volume, The Library of America presents all six series of Prejudices in their original form.
H.L. Mencken, Unforgivable and Unforgettable
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. It’s only baffling that it took 31 years mrncken volumes for the Library of America to publishi Mencken.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Past his antiquated literary critiques and his roast of Franklin D.
Prejudices, Third Series by H. L. Mencken
Few writers roiled the American cultural scene like Henry Louis Mencken. Mencken was unquestionably the mejcken provocative and influential journalist and cultural critic in twentieth-century America. And, well, I was curious. Shaun rated it it was amazing Mar 20, The Complete Series by H.
Stubbornly, sometimes stupidly, he stood by them all. And yet I was wont, as many fans are, to defend Mencken anyway. Not many of the chautauqua orator, vassarized old maids and other such bogus intelligentsia who drive themselves to it have any intelligible understanding of the Transcendentalism at the heart of it. Flipping eagerly among the essays, I was aware that Mencken, like the Boobus Americanus he lampooned, had never attended college himself.
A fascinating collection, with a number of misses.
Prejudices, First Series by H. L. Mencken – Free Ebook
The Library of America series includes more than volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1, pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Regardless, millions worldwide raised their pencils in solidarity. Dec 10, S. He makes the spectator live for the work of art. This volume is available for adoption in the Guardian of American Letters Fund.
Preview — Prejudices by H.