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Prejudices

A Selection

With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. Now, fifty years after Mencken’s death, the Johns Hopkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection, newly packaged editions of nine Mencken classics: Happy Days, Heathen Days, Newspaper Days, Prejudices, Treatise on the Gods, On Politics, Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work, Minority Report, and A Second Mencken Chrestomathy.

These thirty-five essays—each a stick of dynamite with a burning fuse—have been selected from six volumes originally published between 1919 and 1927.

About the Author

Henry Louis Mencken was born in Baltimore in 1880 and remained a lifelong resident. Opinionated and controversial, he wrote columns for the Baltimore Evening Sun that earned him a national reputation. He died in 1956.

Reviews

It just blew my... mind. Mencken's skill at skewering the idiots of his day and age was my introduction to the kinetic power of artfully crafted language.

- James Howard Kunstler - The Week
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Other Titles by H. L. Mencken

A Second Mencken Chrestomathy

H. L. Mencken (selected, revised, and annotated by the author) - edited and with an introduction by Terry Teachout
Nov 2006 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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Happy Days, Volume 1

H. L. Mencken
Oct 2006 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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Heathen Days, Volume 3

H. L. Mencken
Oct 2006 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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