Prejudices, fifth series by H. L. Mencken

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Author Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
Title Prejudices, fifth series
Original Publication New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926.
Contents Four moral causes: Birth control. Comstockery. Capital punishment. War -- Four makers of tales: Conrad. Hergesheimer. Lardner. Masters -- In memoriam: W.J.B. [William Jennings Bryan] -- The hills of Zion -- Beethoven -- Rondo on an ancient theme -- Protestantism in the Republic -- From the files of a book reviewer: Counter-offensive. Heretics. The grove of academe. The schoolma'm's goal. The heroic age. The woes of a 100% American. Yazoo's favorite. The father of service. A modern masterpiece. Sweet stuff -- The fringes of lovely letters: Authorship as a trade. Authors as persons. Birth pangs. Want ad. Literature and the schoolma'am. The critic and his job. Painting and its critics. Greenwich Village -- Essay in pedagogy -- On living in Baltimore -- The last New Englander -- The nation -- Officers and gentlemen -- Golden age -- Edgar Saltus -- Miscellaneous notes: Martyrs. The ancients. Jack Ketch as eugenist. Heroes. An historic blunder. On cynicism. Music and sin. The champion. Honor in America. Notes in the margin of a treatise on psychology. Definition -- Catechism.
Credits Emmanuel Ackerman, David E. Brown, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at (This book was produced from images made available by the HathiTrust Digital Library.)
Language English
LoC Class PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature
Subject Literature -- History and criticism
Subject American literature -- History and criticism
Subject American essays -- 20th century
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EBook-No. 72510
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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