H.L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken in 1928
H.L. Mencken in 1928

Henry Louis “H.L.” Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American writer, critic, and journalist. His most famous works include The American Language and Prejudices.1

Works

  • George Bernard Shaw: His Plays (1905)
  • The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1907)
  • The Gist of Nietzsche (1910)
  • What You Ought to Know about your Baby (1910) ghostwritten for Leonard K. Hirshberg
  • Men versus the Man: a Correspondence between Robert Rives La Monte, Socialist and H. L. Mencken, Individualist (1910)
  • Europe After 8:15 (1914)
  • A Book of Burlesques (1916)
  • A Little Book in C Major (1916)
  • A Book of Prefaces (1917)
  • In Defense of Women (1918)
  • Damn! A Book of Calumny (1918)
  • The American Language (1919)
  • Prejudices (1919–27)
    • First Series (1919)
    • Second Series (1920)
    • Third Series (1922)
    • Fourth Series (1924)
    • Fifth Series (1926)
    • Sixth Series (1927)
    • Selected Prejudices (1927)
  • Heliogabalus (A Buffoonery in Three Acts) (1920)
  • The American Credo (1920)
  • Notes on Democracy (1926)
  • Menckeneana: A Schimpflexikon (1928)
  • Treatise on the Gods (1930)
  • Making a President (1932)
  • Treatise on Right and Wrong (1934)
  • Happy Days, 1880–1892 (1940)
  • Newspaper Days, 1899–1906 (1941)
  • A New Dictionary of Quotations on Historical Principles from Ancient and Modern Sources (1942)
  • Heathen Days, 1890–1936 (1943)
  • Christmas Story (1944)
  • The American Language, Supplement I (1945)
  • The American Language, Supplement II (1948)
  • A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
  • Minority Report (1956)
  • On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe (1956)
  • The American Scene (1965)
  • The Bathtub Hoax and Other Blasts and Bravos from the Chicago Tribune (1958)
  • A Gang of Pecksniffs: And Other Comments on Newspaper Publishers, Editors and Reporters (1975)
  • The Impossible H.L. Mencken: A Selection of His Best Newspaper Stories (1991)
  • My Life As Author and Editor (1992)
  • A Second Mencken Chrestomathy (1994)
  • Thirty-five Years of Newspaper Work (1996)
  • A Religious Orgy in Tennessee: A Reporter’s Account of the Scopes Monkey Trial (2006)

See also

External Links

References

1. “H.L. Mencken.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Accessed September 2, 2020.

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