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H.L. Mencken - American Writers 62

H.L. Mencken - American Writers 62: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1966
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    H.L. Mencken - American Writers 62
    Book Description:

    H.L. Mencken. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5249-5
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. H. L. Mencken
    (pp. 5-45)

    Henry Louis Mencken died in his sleep of a coronary occlusion on Sunday, January 29, 1956, in the row house on Hollins Street in Baltimore where he had lived most of his life. At midday on Tuesday a few people met at the neighborhood undertaker’s just down the street: his brothers August and Charles and his sister Gertrude; Hamilton Owens, the chief editor of the Baltimore Sunpapers at that time; Alfred Knopf, his publisher; James Cain, the confectioner of hard-boiled fiction; the musician Louis Cheslock, most faithful of friends; and some others – fewer than a dozen in all. Hamilton...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-48)