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A Mencken Chrestomathy Summary
H. L. Mencken

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A Mencken Chrestomathy Summary

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A Mencken Chrestomathy is a compilation of the writings of Henry Louis Mencken, from his own selection of his best work. H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) grew up, lived and died in Baltimore, Maryland. His parents were August and Anna Mencken and he grew up with a private education, afterward attending Baltimore Polytechnic. Mencken married in 1930, his wife, Sara Powell Haardt, died in 1935.

Mencken started a job as a reported for the Baltimore Morning Herald in 1899 and quickly rose to become city editor in 1903; by 1905, he had shot up to city editor for the Evening Herald. Between 1906 and 1910, he worked for the Baltimore Sun and from 1910 to 1917 for the Evening Sun. After a three year hiatus, Mencken returned to his job at the Evening Sun in 1920 and would work there until 1935. Mencken never stopped associating with the Sun papers and helped direct their publishing company, the A. S. Abell...

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