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H.L. Mencken, Fitzpatrick, Vincent
1 Fitzpatrick, Vincent H.L. Mencken
Continuum Intl Pub Group 1989 0826404197 / 9780826404190 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Over a career that spanned half of a century, Henry Louis Mencken published more than 10 million words. More than a million were written about him, many of which, Mencken liked to remark, were highly condemnatory. He was called, with good reason, the most powerful private citizen in America during the 1920s.This lively introduction to Mencken's life and work begins with a concise biographical portrait before proceeding to a consideration of the five major periods of the renowned Baltimorean's career: his literary apprenticeship; the growth of his national reputation; his fame and unprecedented popularity during the 1920s (when college students would flash the Paris-green cover of the American Mercury as a badge of sophistication); the decline of his reputation during the Depression; and his renewed popularity during the 1940s, with the publication of his autobiographical trilogy, the Days books. ; Literature and Life; 8.27 X 5.59 X 0.94 inches; 153 pages 
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