The Resource My life as author and editor, H.L. Mencken ; edited and with an introduction by Jonathan Yardley

My life as author and editor, H.L. Mencken ; edited and with an introduction by Jonathan Yardley

Label
My life as author and editor
Title
My life as author and editor
Statement of responsibility
H.L. Mencken ; edited and with an introduction by Jonathan Yardley
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • After thirty-five years in a sealed vault, the autobiography of America's great social and literary critic now comes to light, edited and with an introduction by Jonathan Yardley. H. L. Mencken stipulated in his will that the manuscript not be read for thirty-five years so that no one mentioned in its pages would still be alive on publication, thus giving the author the freedom to write what he pleased. The narrative contains many profiles and reminiscences covering Mencken's years in the magazine world, particularly with the Smart Set, which he co-edited with George Jean Nathan. The heart of the book, however, lies in the descriptions of the relationships - rivalries, feuds, friendships and mentorships - that Mencken carried on with many of the significant writers of the twentieth century, including Theodore Dreiser, James Joyce, Willa Cather, Ezra Pound, Eugene O'Neill, Frank Harris, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Aldous Huxley and Sinclair Lewis
  • Full of wonderfully revealing anecdotes and biting observations, these pages are spiked with his trademark outrageous and pugnacious wit, as well as his alarming frankness. Although the memoir breaks off in the early 1920's because of a stroke he suffered in 1948, it contributes significantly to our understanding of the legendary literary era of which he was at the center. It also makes abundantly clear - if proof were ever needed - why he was our greatest social commentator, and why he has had an enduring impact on American society and letters
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1880-1956
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Mencken, H. L.
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.E43
LC item number
Z468 1993
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yardley, Jonathan
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  • Mencken, H. L.
  • Mencken, Henry Louis
  • Mencken, H. L.
  • Authors, American
  • Editors
  • Authors, American
  • Editors
  • United States
Label
My life as author and editor, H.L. Mencken ; edited and with an introduction by Jonathan Yardley
Link
https://archive.org/details/mylifeasauthored00menc
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 449 p.
Isbn
9780679413158
Lccn
92004496
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25369877
  • (OCoLC)ocm25369877
Label
My life as author and editor, H.L. Mencken ; edited and with an introduction by Jonathan Yardley
Link
https://archive.org/details/mylifeasauthored00menc
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 449 p.
Isbn
9780679413158
Lccn
92004496
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25369877
  • (OCoLC)ocm25369877

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