Mencken : the American iconoclast

by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Hardcover, 2005

Status

Available

Publication

New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

Description

H. L. Mencken, the twentieth century's greatest newspaper journalist, a famous wit, and a fearless iconoclast, fought for civil liberties and free speech yet held paradoxical views of minorities and was conflicted as a German-American during World War II. Marion Rodgers frames the public man and the private man within the context of his era, and covers the many love affairs that made him known as the "German Valentino,? his happy marriage at age fifty to Sarah Haardt, and his pivotal role in introducing James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Langston Hughes to the American literary scene.

Language

Barcode

7755
Page: 0.1549 seconds