Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings.
Author: H.L. Mencken
Category: Literary Collections
Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from books—the six installments of the Prejudices series, A Book of Burlesques, In Defense of Women, Notes on Democracy, Making a President, A Book of Calumny, Treatise on Right and Wrong—but there are also magazine and newspaper pieces that never got between covers (from the American Mercury, the Smart Set, and the Baltimore Evening Sun) and some notes that were never previously published at all. Readers will find edification and amusement in his estimates of a variety of Americans—Woodrow Wilson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Roosevelt I and Roosevelt II, James Gibbons Huneker, Rudolph Valentino, Calvin Coolidge, Ring Lardner, Theodore Dreiser, and Walt Whitman. Those musically inclined will enjoy his pieces on Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner, and there is material for a hundred controversies in his selections on Joseph Conrad, Thorstein Veblen, Nietzsche, and Madame Blavatsky.
in the courts, he objected to democracy for erasing distinctions between superior
and inferior writers, musicians, artists, and even politicians. Skewering ... In A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing, 621–22.
Author: Jody C. Baumgartner
Category: Literary Criticism
This two-volume set surveys the profound impact that political humor and satire have had on American culture and politics over the years, paying special attention to the explosion of political humor in today's wide-ranging and turbulent media environment. • Documents the history of political humor in the United States in all of its many forms, with the bulk of coverage weighted toward contemporary political satire and satirists • Covers writers, cartoonists, radio personalities, television and movie performers, and internet celebrities • Profiles influential television programs, movies, and other forms of entertainment that have made their mark on American politics and culture • Includes a chronology of events
I am using the word in the more general sense of a selection of passages from
one author. The selections here follow in the tradition of H.L. Mencken's A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing. But the
Author: Robert D. Denham
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This chrestomathy is a selection of passages from the previously unpublished writings of Northrop Frye, much of it coming from his notebooks and diaries, which are now a part of his Collected Works (1996–2012). The passages, arranged alphabetically, form a discontinuous series of reflections on diverse topics that are worthy of extracting from their original source. The passages gathered here are aphoristic, insightful, clever, startling, amusing, contrarian, curious, powerful, salty, irreverent, unguarded, or otherwise noteworthy in the way they reveal Frye’s fertile mind at work. Frye is Canada’s greatest literary critic, and a good argument can be made that he is the greatest critical presence internationally of the last century. This book showcases the seeds of the ideas he often developed in his books and essays. The passages range widely across Frye’s sixty-year writing career, extending from the early 1930s until just before his death in 1991.
In Defense of Women. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. ———. Letters of H. L. Mencken. Edited by Guy J. Forgue. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1981.
— — —. A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing.
Author: Laura Claridge
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The untold story of Blanche Knopf, the singular woman who helped define American literature Left off her company’s fifth anniversary tribute but described by Thomas Mann as “the soul of the firm,” Blanche Knopf began her career when she founded Alfred A. Knopf with her husband in 1915. With her finger on the pulse of a rapidly changing culture, Blanche quickly became a driving force behind the firm. A conduit to the literature of Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, Blanche also legitimized the hard-boiled detective fiction of writers such as Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Raymond Chandler; signed and nurtured literary authors like Willa Cather, Elizabeth Bowen, and Muriel Spark; acquired momentous works of journalism by John Hersey and William Shirer; and introduced American readers to Albert Camus, André Gide, and Simone de Beauvoir, giving these French writers the benefit of her consummate editorial taste. As Knopf celebrates its centennial, Laura Claridge looks back at the firm’s beginnings and the dynamic woman who helped to define American letters for the twentieth century. Drawing on a vast cache of papers, Claridge also captures Blanche’s “witty, loyal, and amusing” personality, and her charged yet oddly loving relationship with her husband. An intimate and often surprising biography, The Lady with the Borzoi is the story of an ambitious, seductive, and impossibly hardworking woman who was determined not to be overlooked or easily categorized.
Hillocks, G. (2011). Teaching Argument Writing, Grades 6–12: Supporting Claims
with Relevant Evidence and Clear Reasoning. ... A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing. New York, NY: Vintage Books.
Author: Mitchell Nobis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
High-school writing prompts often ask students to provide overly simplified responses to complicated issues, but a person’s stance in the real world can rarely, if ever, be reduced to “agree or disagree.” Arguments are complex, with more than two points of view and a range of evidence to consider; however, writing classes don’t always embrace that complexity. Real Writing: Modernizing the Old School Essay contends that engaging fully with complex texts and difficult, nuanced arguments helps students become better thinkers and writers, more fully prepared for life both in and after high school.
Why not call a collection of writings by Robert “ Bob ” Chambers Edwards . . . uh ,
a " collection , ” maybe ? ... A Mencken Chrestomathy ( New York : Knopf , 1949 )
, billed as “ his own selection of his choicest writings , ” ye C rece Mencken ' s ...
Author: Bob Edwards
Publisher: Brindle and Glass
Bob Edwards, the Great White North's equivalent to H. L. Mencken, remains a singular figure in Canadian journalism. His newspapers, published in Wetaskiwin, Leduc, High River, Strathcona, Winnipeg, Port Arthur, and most famously Calgary, skewered politics, society, and business leaders with a fearlessness and outrageousness rarely seen then, now, or in between. As editor James Martin points out in his illuminating introduction, Bob Edwards seems more modern the farther back in history he recedes; he was the granddaddy of Gonzo Journalism à la Hunter S. Thompson, a freewheeling cultural critic in the spirit of Lester Bangs, a pioneer of satirical reform as evidenced in Frank magazine, and a spoofer of the po-faced reporting of his day in precisely the same way that The Onion is now. Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers and Unabashed Grafters features mountains of Edwards's superb aphorisms, a generous helping of his longer and lesser-known works, and some choice items which have never before seen print, as well as miraculous archival discoveries and many cartoons from Edwards's celebrated Eye Opener. It is a welcome addition to the Bob Edwards canon for those who thought they knew everything about him, and an eye-opening introduction to the uninitiated: "He was writing this stuff a hundred years ago!"
Mencken, H. L. “Last Words.” 1926. Available online at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/
history/documents/menckenlast.htm (accessed September 23, 2014). ———. A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing. New York: ...
Author: Ralph Young
Publisher: NYU Press
Finalist, 2016 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award One of Bustle's Books For Your Civil Disobedience Reading List Dissent: The History of an American Idea examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States. It focuses on those who, from colonial days to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time: from the Puritan Anne Hutchinson and Native American chief Powhatan in the seventeenth century, to the Occupy and Tea Party movements in the twenty-first century. The emphasis is on the way Americans, celebrated figures and anonymous ordinary citizens, responded to what they saw as the injustices that prevented them from fully experiencing their vision of America. At its founding the United States committed itself to lofty ideals. When the promise of those ideals was not fully realized by all Americans, many protested and demanded that the United States live up to its promise. Women fought for equal rights; abolitionists sought to destroy slavery; workers organized unions; Indians resisted white encroachment on their land; radicals angrily demanded an end to the dominance of the moneyed interests; civil rights protestors marched to end segregation; antiwar activists took to the streets to protest the nation’s wars; and reactionaries, conservatives, and traditionalists in each decade struggled to turn back the clock to a simpler, more secure time. Some dissenters are celebrated heroes of American history, while others are ordinary people: frequently overlooked, but whose stories show that change is often accomplished through grassroots activism. The United States is a nation founded on the promise and power of dissent. In this stunningly comprehensive volume, Ralph Young shows us its history. Teaching Resources from Temple University: Sample Course Syllabus Teaching Resources from C-Span Classroom Teaching Resources from Temple University
WRITERS OF HISTORICAL FICTION strive to make their stories contextually
plausible and consistent withwhat is ... Stella Suberman; A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writings, ed., Henry Louis Mencken, You Be ...
Author: Ona Russell
Publisher: Sunstone Press
In July of 1925, Sarah Kaufman is finally taking the holiday she deserves. Her court duties in the hands of a competent replacement, she looks forward to a month of relaxation with her cousin Lena, the newest and most progressive member of the English department at Tennessee’s Edenville College. Knowing that the South would be even more humid than Toledo, Sarah packed only her lightest clothing. What she did not know, however, was that she also would need the investigative skills she had just barely acquired, the lover she had continuously resisted, and the emotional strength that she thought had been tested enough for one lifetime. Indeed, even before one of hottest summers on record has a chance to make her rethink her vacation plans, Sarah reluctantly agrees to help investigate the mysterious death of one of Lena’s most esteemed and, as she discovers, enigmatic colleagues. With the dead professor’s own cryptic, Darwinian message as a guide, Sarah travels the short distance to Dayton, Tennessee, where the internationally followed Scopes “Monkey” trial is underway. There, along with the disquieting Mitchell Dobrinkski reporting on the event for the Blade, she meets the famous journalist H. L. Mencken, who provides her with information that could help unravel the mystery. But the case, and the challenges to Sarah’s physical and psychological well-being, have only just begun. What follows is a harrowing and complex path of dead-ends, bigotry and brutality, a journey that shatters her own preconceptions, takes her to the depths of her own desire, and ultimately leads her back to the college where Darwin’s controversial theory of evolution startlingly resurfaces in a manner she never could have predicted. Set against the backdrop of what was deemed the “Trial of the Century,” this socially and politically relevant blend of fact and fiction includes actual courtroom excerpts and vividly portrays the Scopes trial’s central figures: John Scopes, William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow, and especially H. L. Mencken.
Henry Louis Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection ofHis Choicest Writings (New York: Vintage, 1982 ), p. 617. 2. Dennis C. Smith, “
Making Management Count: A Case for Theory-and-EvidenceBased Public ...
Author: Robert D. Behn
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Category: Political Science
It started two decades ago with CompStat in the New York City Police Department, and quickly jumped to police agencies across the U.S. and other nations. It was adapted by Baltimore, which created CitiStat—the first application of this leadership strategy to an entire jurisdiction. Today, governments at all levels employ PerformanceStat: a focused effort by public executives to exploit the power of purpose and motivation, responsibility and discretion, data and meetings, analysis and learning, feedback and follow-up—all to improve government's performance. Here, Harvard leadership and management guru Robert Behn analyzes the leadership behaviors at the core of PerformanceStat to identify how they work to produce results. He examines how the leaders of a variety of public organizations employ the strategy—the way the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services uses its DPSSTATS to promote economic independence, how the City of New Orleans uses its BlightStat to eradicate blight in city neighborhoods, and what the Federal Emergency Management Agency does with its FEMAStat to ensure that the lessons from each crisis response, recovery, and mitigation are applied in the future. How best to harness the strategy's full capacity? The PerformanceStat Potential explains all.
These sources were not sufficient to dislodge Peckham and his brethren from
their default presumption that such ... H.L. MENCKEN , A MENCKEN CHRESTOMATHY : HIS OWN SELECTION OF HIS CHOICEST WRITINGS 265 ,
267 ( 1949 ) .
A National Review Rhetoric for Writers Linda Bridges, William F. Rickenbacker ...
the Bozart " ( 1917 ) , in A Mencken Chrestomathy : His Own Selection of His Choicest Writings , edited and annotated by HLM ( New York : Knopf , 1949 ) , pp
Author: Linda Bridges
Publisher: Burns & Oates
Category: Literary Criticism
Here's the cure for the common style: an engaging, witty, blunt, and readable guide to good writing that's better than Strunk and White, more urbane than the New York Times--and great fun all the way. "Wise and spirited".--George F. Will. Foreword by William F. Buckley, Jr.
Mencken said it best : " . . . the young divine is a safe and distinguished man the
moment he is ordained ; indeed , his ... Mencken HL . The American Mercury .
June 1924 : 183 . From A Mencken Chrestomathy . His Own Selection of his ...
Author: Leo A. Gordon
Publisher: Tfm Pub Limited
Matrix pearls are the glue that holds medicine together. They are the valuable kernels of wisdom and experience that guide physicians through the complexities of modern medical practice. "Cut to the Chase - 100 Matrix Pearls for Doctors" takes the grand oral traditions of medicine and records them as valuable lessons. Most of these pearls arise from heated discussions at the morbidity and mortality (audit) conference, on hospital rounds, in hallways or in the physicians' lounge. Many arise in the privacy of the consultation room or from family discussions. These lessons are usually lost. They are seldom recorded and have never been catalogued. Dr. Leo Gordon, author of the popular "Gordon's Guide to the Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Conference", distills a thirty-year career in medicine into one hundred witty, poignant and eminently readable essays. Students, nurses, administrators and physicians of all specialties will find in this book a delicious view of the ups and downs of life in medicine. Patients will get a rare look into the thoughts of medical practitioners. "Cut to the Chase - 100 Matrix Pearls for Doctors" is an indispensable guide through the world of today's medicine.
A Mencken Chrestomathy : His Own Selection of His Choicest Writings . New
York : Alfred A . Knopf , 1949 . Miller , James E . , Jr . , Karl Shapiro , and Bernice
Slote . Start with the Sun : Studies in the Whitman Tradition . Lincoln : University
Author: Jack Nichols
Category: Social Science
Argues that homophobia is the product of a narrow approach to religion, and suggests that a society in which all forms of human loving are accepted would solve social problems
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