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The first in a series of six, aptly named collection of essays from Mencken, who was known for his excellence in framing insults aimed at anyone. Contents: Criticism of Criticism of Criticism; The Late Mr. Wells; Arnold Bennett; The Dean; Professor Veblen; The New Poetry Movement; The Heir of Mark Twain; Hermann Sudermann; Ge /5. In this volume and a companion, The Library of America presents all six series of Prejudices (–), the iconoclastic collections that helped blast American literature out of its complacency and into a new age of frankness and maturity/5. LibriVox recording of Prejudices, First Series by H. L. Mencken. Read in English by DrPGould; Linda Johnson; Larry Wilson; Karen Mallozzi; Shasta Mencken sharpens his pen and in a collection of short essays delivers acerbic opinions on issues and persons of the time. The six volumes of Prejudices, published between and , were both a slashing attack on what Mencken saw as American provincialism and hypocrisy and a resounding defense of the writers and thinkers he thought of as harbingers of a new frankness and maturity.
THE PREJUDICES, collected here in book form, are an early portion of mencken’s newspaper articles. the first volume appeared in , the same year as his better known THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE. over the years, five more volumes followed, concluding with the last volume in the six series, as they are called, are compiled in two volumes in a /5(20). Prejudices, First Series. Contents. Criticism of criticism of criticism -- The late Mr. Wells -- Arnold Bennett -- The dean -- Professor Veblen -- The new poetry movement -- The heir of Mark Twain -- Hermann Sudermann -- George Ade -- The Butte Bashkirtseff -- Six members of the Institute: The Boudoir Balzac. A stranger on Parnassus. One group argues, partly by direct state- ment and partly by attacking all other groups, that the one defensible purpose of the critic is to encour- 10 PREJUDICES: FIRST SERIES age the virtuous and oppose the sinful — in brief, to police the fine arts and so . PREJUDICES: Sixth Series. New York: Knopf, (). First edition. Number 22 of SIGNED numbered copies. Cloth spine, printed spine label, marbled paper boards, spare spine label tipped in .
The Ready-Set-Grow Series - CHECKING 'EM OUT AND SIZING 'EM UP, A Children's Book About OPINIONS AND PREJUDICE - Hardcover - First Edition, 4th Printing (Weekly Reader Books) by Ernie Hergenroeder - Published by Educational Products Division Written by Joy Wilt -- Illustrations by Hergie and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Prejudices: First Series (), the first of six volumes (published ) collecting his short essays, includes Mencken's characteristically scathing yet humorous assessments of various literary and artistic figures as well as more general ruminations on American culture. Prejudices: first [-sixth] series. , Octagon Books in English Prejudices: First Series October , Octagon Books in English Libraries near you: WorldCat; ; Prejudices: Fifth Series June , Octagon Books Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3). Henry Louis Mencken (Septem - Janu ) was an American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English. Known as the "Sage of Baltimore", he is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the twentieth century. He commented widely on the social scene, Price Range: $ - $1,