Disturber of the Peace, Second Edition

The Life of H. L. Mencken
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.32 hours)
Product Number: Z100094716
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483066288
Narrator/s: Anthony Heald
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This fine biography of H. L. Mencken tells of how he rose to his unique position as comic genius and preeminent critic of American culture. It is the story of a man whose massive power of invective inspired and infuriated his contemporaries and whose popularity and unpopularity mounted with the frenzied pace of the 1920s. Mencken sounded a loud, jarring note to a world governed by conformity and never hesitated to express his contempt for every kind of hypocrite, fake, and narrow-minded censor. Here also is Mencken's human side, not just his rambunctious wit but also his courtesy and hospitality, his support of struggling writers, and his personal foibles. What emerges is a compelling portrait of an extraordinary man. First released in 1951, this edition includes a new introduction and final chapter.

Author(s): William Manchester
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2008

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