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The Vintage Mencken Summary
H. L. Mencken

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The Vintage Mencken features a collection of newspaper articles and essays written by famous Baltimore journalist and intellectual H.L. Mencken. Topics range from nostalgic remembrances of the Baltimore of Mencken's childhood to intense and witty criticisms of art, modern-day life, religion, democracy, and political candidates.

Editor and friend to Mencken Alistair Cooke has selected forty-nine articles and essays as a "best of" collection. For this volume, Cooke has not included any of Mencken's considerable scholarship on the English language, but instead has included the biting, irreverent satire for which Mencken is most remembered. The volume begins with Mencken's remembrances of childhood, including growing up in Baltimore in the 1880s, painful experiences with the Y.M.C.A., and a few policemen stories when Mencken was a young beat journalist. Beyond this initial nostalgia, the order of articles becomes much less important, and there is no concern for...

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