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The most expensive thing on this earth is to believe in something that is palpably not true.

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

Metaphysics is a refuge for men who have a strong desire to appear learned and profound but have nothing worth hearing to say.

Out of the past it comes, and as vibrant, penetrating, and provocative as I have ever heard it — the voice of H. L. Mencken, proclaiming his shrewd truths and magnificent prejudices with a pungent clarity possessed by no other critic of our times. — Edward Weeks, Atlantic

This is Mencken, all right, authentic and inimitable. Some of it is Vintage Mencken, with the bouquet and body that delighted connoisseurs for thirty years; some of it is Outrageous Mencken, dispensing soda-pop and, tongue in cheek, gravely assuring the brainless that it is the true, the blushing Hippocrene; but all of it is the One and Only Mencken, flashing, sparkling and as stimulating to swift endeavor as the sting of a wasp. — New York Herald Tribune

In 1956 Mencken could look back on a long and distinguished career that included years at the top of his profession, the publication of three volumes of memoirs, and a steady stream of journalism that made him loved and hated, sometimes by the same person. For Minority Report, he read through his notebooks, extracting those pieces he thought most true, most pertinent, most precise, or most likely to blow the dust out of a reader's brain.

He is a delight to read — a little at a time, which one must do in order to fully enjoy the old master's sledgehammereffect. — San Francisco Chronicle

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In 1956 Mencken could look back on a long and distinguished career that included years at the top of his profession, the publication of three volumes of memoirs, and a steady stream of journalism that made him loved and hated, sometimes by the same person. For Minority Report, he read through his notebooks, extracting those pieces he thought most true, most pertinent, most precise, or most likely to blow the dust out of a reader's brain.

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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. In 1956, Mencken read through his notebooks and extracted those pieces he thought truest, most pertinent, most precise, or most likely to blow the dust out of a reader's brain.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801885334
Author:
Mencken, H. L.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Mencken, H. L
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Maryland Paperback Bookshelf
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.68 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In 1956 Mencken could look back on a long and distinguished career that included years at the top of his profession, the publication of three volumes of memoirs, and a steady stream of journalism that made him loved and hated, sometimes by the same person. For Minority Report, he read through his notebooks, extracting those pieces he thought most true, most pertinent, most precise, or most likely to blow the dust out of a reader's brain.
"Synopsis" by , 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. In 1956, Mencken read through his notebooks and extracted those pieces he thought truest, most pertinent, most precise, or most likely to blow the dust out of a reader's brain.
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