The Resource Heathen days, 1890-1936, [by] H.L. Mencken

Heathen days, 1890-1936, [by] H.L. Mencken

Label
Heathen days, 1890-1936
Title
Heathen days, 1890-1936
Statement of responsibility
[by] H.L. Mencken
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the third volume of his reminiscences, H. L. Mencken looks back on his life and declares it "very busy and excessively pleasant." He imparts the impressive education he received from Hoggie Unglebower, the best dog trainer in Baltimore, and the survival techniques he employed at the Polytechnic, where he learned to protect his fingers from power tools and his character from the influence of algebra. He recalls his frequent visits during Prohibition to a beer hall in Union Hill, New Jersey, which Mencken thought, "the most comfortable I have ever encountered on this earth" with its perfect beer, cheap food, and expert waiters. Mencken's recollections further include the club boxing matches he attended, watching as the combatants in this gentleman's sport genteelly broke both bones and the law, and his voyage across the Atlantic, which he, unlike Columbus, paid for himself. In Naples, he admired the garbage that seemed to have accumulated since Roman times. In Tunis, he searched for the ruins of Carthage. In the Holy Land, he looked for the ruins of Gomorrah, the Hollywood of antiquity, in hopes of finding evidence that the city's unparalleled reputation for wickedness was simply exaggerated
Cataloging source
DLC
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1880-1956
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Mencken, H. L.
LC call number
PS3525.E43
LC item number
Z533
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  • Mencken, H. L.
  • Mencken, H. L.
Label
Heathen days, 1890-1936, [by] H.L. Mencken
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reminiscences
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 299 pages
Lccn
43000249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
frontispiece (portrait)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00289293
  • (OCoLC)ocm00289293
Label
Heathen days, 1890-1936, [by] H.L. Mencken
Publication
Note
Reminiscences
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 299 pages
Lccn
43000249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
frontispiece (portrait)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00289293
  • (OCoLC)ocm00289293

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