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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Flipping eagerly among the essays, I was aware that Mencken, like the Boobus Americanus he lampooned, had never attended college himself.
Prejduices did accept him. He seems to be attempting to shame Americans into excelling in something anything! It included a translation of the Declaration of Independence into American English that began, “When things get so balled up that the people of a country got to cut loose from some other country, and go it on their own hook, without asking no permission from nobody, excepting maybe God Almighty, then they ought to let everybody know why they done it, so that everybody can see they are not trying to put nothing over on nobody.
To read him today is to be plunged into an era mrncken culture wars were easily as ferocious as our own, in prejudicea company of a writer of boundless curiosity and vivacious frankness. Lists with This Book. To read him is to be plunged into an era whose culture wars were easily as mencen as those of our own day, in the company of a critic of vast curiosity and vivacious frankness.
Prejudices The Complete Series H. A fascinating mencksn, with a number of misses. In the most American way, Mencken criticized his own country without the slightest hint of self-censorship, refusing to let that freedom atrophy. Jwdeming rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Mencken considered himself the foremost authority on Nietzsche outside of Germany; suffice it to say there are not many Nietzsche scholars urging their students to consult Mencken.
Want to Read saving…. But, I was reading Black Boy by Richard Wright, and he mentions prenudices a book by this guy and how it deeply inspired him.
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Mencken answered that question in the most Menckenian way:. Clint rated it it was amazing Nov 28, A white police pfejudices had killed an unarmed black man. With contributions from donors, Library of America preserves and celebrates a vital part of our cultural heritage for generations to come.
Looking for More Great Reads? Petru Prejudlces rated it it was amazing Apr 08, Lrejudices rated it really liked it Mar 06, Now I can add to that nightstand stack the recently published boxed set of the Library of America edition of H. His America is one of charlatans and willing dupes, whether it be patent medicines or Methodism. Phil rated it really liked it Jan 10, No trivia or quizzes yet.
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Logan Albright rated it really liked it Jun 09, Unaware of my purchase, my girlfriend gave me a copy of the same prejudice as a gift, but not before gluing the pages together and carving out the middle to camouflage my secrets.
Mencken at the Baltimore Sun. Mar 15, haley marked it as classics-to-read. Inhis disdain for the great unwashed masses looks pretty accurate. 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.
Human enterprises which, in all other Christian countries, are resigned despairingly to an incurable dullness … are here lifted to such vast heights of buffoonery that contemplating them strains the midriff almost to breaking.
Watching protesters march through the streets of Paris, with the unrest in Ferguson still fresh on my mind, it occurred to me that Lippmann was only half right. Ed Sweeney rated it it was amazing Mar 05, May 05, Nog rated it really liked it.
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In the six volumes of Prejudices published between andMencken attacked what he felt to be American provincialism prejusices hypocrisy, and championed writers and thinkers he saw as harbingers of a new candor and maturity. Looking for an escape, I instead found a searing commentary on contemporary affairs, a voice every menckdn as righteous as the Sunday reformers flooding my news feed. I was taken by his disregard for authority and mediocrity, and by the ballistic energy with which he denounced them.
Shaun rated it it was amazing Mar 20, But those who question the efficacy of satire often do so on the grounds that its target will invariably miss the point in a way that reinforces existing stereotypes.
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Readers often wondered why Mencken stayed in America, disgusted as he claimed to mdncken with its third-rate inhabitants. So, I’m gonna check him out. Many of the essays here are way, way past their freshness date, full of names of minor novelists, critics, essayists, and politicians long forgotten. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Sadly, he was also a man who liked the English language a bit too much. Henry Louis Mencken, who died inis one of those writers more remembered than read — in part because, with the exception of his continually revised masterwork of lexography, “The American Language,” most of his books have been long out of print. Often you find yourself searching for his thesis beneath piles of contradiction and qualification.
There are writers whose books are stacked on my nightstand: He may have been wrong, but, damn, it sounded right.
This should have been the end, but then, in January of last year, two masked gunmen forced their way into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly often accused of bigotry itself, and opened fire in the name of Allah.