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The Skeptic: The Life of H.L. Mencken
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Publisher Perennial
Publication date November 1, 2003
Pages 410
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060505295
ISBN-10 006050529X
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.82 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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A portrait of the outspoken American writer and critic, based on autobiographical manuscripts, traces his early days as a cub reporter to his tenure as founding editor of The American Mercury, citing his controversial views on religion, art, love, and politicians. Reprint.
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When H. L. Mencken talked, everyone listened -- like it or not. In the Roaring Twenties, he was the one critic who mattered, the champion of a generation of plain-speaking writers who redefined the American novel, and the ax-swinging scourge of the know-nothing, go-getting middle-class philistines whom he dubbed the "booboisie." Some loved him, others loathed him, but everybody read him. Now Terry Teachout takes on the man Edmund Wilson called "our greatest practicing literary journalist," brilliantly capturing all of Mencken's energy and erudition, passion and paradoxes, in a masterful biography of this iconoclastic figure and the world he shaped.



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9780060505295 | details & prices | 410 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $15.95
About: A portrait of the outspoken American writer and critic traces his early days as a cub reporter to his tenure as founding editor of The American Mercury, citing his controversial views on religion, art, love, and politicians.

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