Days of H.L. Mencken
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Days of H.L. Mencken by H. L. Mencken

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Published by Dorset Press .
Written in English


  • Literary,
  • Biography / Autobiography

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages925
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8133437M
ISBN 100880294175
ISBN 109780880294171

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The first installment of what became his Days trilogy, Happy Days is Mencken’s memoir of his childhood in Baltimore during the s and 90s. If you know Mencken from his journalism, you’ll expect explosive prose and robust misanthropy, but you’ll only find the former here/5. Mar 31,  · It is an expansion of the trilogy published by Mencken in the early s — “Boyhood Days,” “Newspaper Days” and “Heathen Days.” These books were a thumping literary and financial. H.L. Mencken Newspaper Days This memoir, which treats Henry Louis Mencken's milieu as a fin-de-siecle newspaperman, finds the great critic in an uncharacteristically sympathetic mood, putting aside much of the sass of its predecessor Happy Days, which tells the story of Cited by: 2. Oct 03,  · Happy Days: Mencken's Autobiography: (Bumcombe Collection) [H. L. Mencken] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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. NowCited by: 1.

In , at the age of fifty-five, H. L. Mencken published a reminiscence of his Baltimore boyhood in The New Yorker. With this modest beginning, Mencken embarked on what would become the Days trilogy, a long and magnificent adventure in autobiography by America’s greatest journalist. Finding it “always agreeable to ponder upon the adventures of childhood” (as he wrote in his diary. Looking for books by H.L. Mencken? See all books authored by H.L. Mencken, including The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-believer, and A Mencken Chrestomathy, and more on Dec 07,  · If we exclude Mark Twain, whose reminiscences suffered the rapine of fiction and whose attempt at autobiography is a mess, the three best memoir writers in American literature are H. . Get this from a library! The days of H.L. Mencken: Happy days, Newspaper days, Heathen days.. [H L Mencken] -- Each part has special t.-p. and is paged separately.

Heathen Days - Ebook written by H.L. Mencken. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you . Memories of infancy, early schooling, Baltimore provender, "The Larval Stage of a Bookworm," and other autobiographical essays culled from Happy Days (), Newspaper Days (), and Heathen Days () and splendidly—which is to say buoyantly—introduced by Edward L. Galligan. Readers are alerted to Mencken's relish of idiosyncracies, his "admiration for competence," his "delight in. In , at the age of fifty-five, H. L. Mencken published a reminiscence about his boyhood in The New Yorker, beginning a long and magnificent adventure in autobiography by America’s greatest journalist. Mencken went on to gather his childhood recollections in Happy Days (Brand: Library of America. A third panel in the Mencken autobiographical kaleidoscope, as the once near, now sage Mencken presents a potpourri of events and personalities from to This might be a sifting of the wheat from the chaff of material left over from Happy Days and Newspaper Days; it is certainly not second string material, for it is fresh and entertaining and delightful reading. He tells how the most.