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A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing (original 1949; edición 1982)

por H. L. Mencken (Autor)

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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.… (más)
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Título:A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing
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A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing por H. L. Mencken (1949)

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H. L. Mencken is one of those famous American writers that I'd heard about but never bothered to check out until after I watched The Wire, which is set in his native Baltimore and whose last episode had an epigraph by him. He's a worthy successor to Mark Twain in many ways: a strong background in journalism, biting satire, excellent with language, full of quotable zingers, and a very perceptive chronicler of life in America. The difference is that Mencken never made his mark with the kind of epochal novel like Huckleberry Finn that Twain did, contenting himself with a career as a high-minded literary critic and belletrist. One of the reasons is probably his personality: he was much more cynical and contemptuous of the average person than Twain was; even the title of this anthology ("chrestomathy" means both literally "things useful to know" and figuratively "a choice selection of an author's best works") conveys something of his complete disregard for the typical vocabulary and educational level of his readers – if you want to read Mencken, you'll either keep a dictionary handy or he'll gladly talk right over your head. He personally selected all the articles that appear in this volume, divided into categories (religion, music criticism, politics, literature, etc) and his range is as impressive as his erudition. It's almost impossible to pick out a favorite selection since they're all so good, but I particularly enjoyed his reporting on the Scopes evolution trial. Highly recommended. ( )
  aaronarnold | May 11, 2021 |
I was under the impression, clearly mistaken, that H. L. Mencken was to books what W. C. Fields was to movies. He seems to have a limited number of ideas, perhaps original to him, perhaps adopted from Mark Twain, Will Rogers and others and then belabors them like Molly Ivens, Garrison Keillor and others. Always quick to ridicule middle class values, he was a misogynist which may explain why we hear little about him today. ( )
  JoeHamilton | Jul 21, 2020 |
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.
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  Shiseida.Aponte | May 26, 2020 |
You either love Mr. Mencken, or you hate him. The positions he took, the way he wrote them make other reactions seem silly. I believe he was the greatest American journalist who ever lived -- or will live. One thing is certain: there will never be another even half so good. Those who truly love the English language will love the work of H. L. Mencken. ( )
  NathanielPoe | Apr 12, 2019 |
Love Mencken's wit and acute observations. ( )
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In my title I revive the word chrestomathy to its true sense of "a collection of choice passages from an author or authors," and ignore the late addition of "especially one compiled to assist in the acquirement of a language."
The old anthropomorphic notion that the life of the whole universe centers in the life of man—that human existence is the supreme expression of the cosmic process—this notion seems to be happily on its way toward the Sheol of exploded delusions.
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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.

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