H. L. Mencken

Fuse News: H. L. Mencken — Banned in Boston, 89 Years Ago Today

April 5, 2015
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After reading the supposedly offensive article in the American Mercury, the judge said: “No one but a moron could be affected by it.”

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Book Interview: Marion Elizabeth Rodgers on the Expanded “Days” of H. L. Mencken

September 25, 2014
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In The Days Trilogy, Expanded Edition, H. L. Mencken comes off as a marvelously mellowed master, his trademark savagery smoothed over, its energy focused on generating a pungently picturesque vision of a vanished America.

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The Annual Arts Fuse Holiday Gift Roundup — Tips from the Experts

December 11, 2010
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With gift season comes the existential quandary: What to give the culture lovers on your list? This season the writers for The Arts Fuse waylay the crisis by recommending items that will delight the heart and stimulate the mind. Please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section. Keep in mind that…

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Book Interview: “Prejudices” Complete — The World According to H. L. Mencken

October 26, 2010
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It is our good fortune that the Library of America has decided to make H. L. Mencken’s Prejudices, a mother load of uproarious, unruly, acidic reviews and commentaries on all things American — books, music, democracy, religion, education, food, women, mores — available.

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