Ich Kuss Die Hand: The Letters of H. L. Mencken To Gretchen Hood (Paperback)
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Ich Kuss Die Hand: The Letters of H. L. Mencken To Gretchen Hood (Paperback)

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Paperback 168 Pages / Published: 30/08/2003
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Henry Louis ""H. L."" Mencken was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Mencken, known as the ""Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. "Mencken wrote nearly 250 letters, postcards, and telegrams to Hood. In this bright little volume, Peter Dowell includes slightly more than half of those missives. . . . [His] editing of the letters is in every way admirable, as is his introduction." - American Spectator

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817350154
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 215 x 141 x 13 mm


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"Mencken wrote nearly 250 letters, postcards, and telegrams to Hood. In this bright little volume, Peter Dowell includes slightly more than half of those missives. . . . [His] editing of the letters is in every way admirable, as is his introduction." - "American Spectator"


"As Peter Dowell observes in his informative introduction, the constant joking, the callow invective about friends and enemies, and the incessant monitoring of his own health masked the private Mencken. . . . [S]till he could be generous and brave and even conscious of the slightly ridiculous figure he cut." - "Times Literary Supplement"


"Dowell has edited the collection skillfully: with an enlightening introduction, thorough annotation of the letters, and quotation from Mencken's published writing pertinent to the correspondences . . . it shows the Baltimorean cavorting at the height of his notoriety, his endless fascination with this 'republic of go-getters' that provided such a wealth of material and so much delight." - "American Literature"


Dowell has edited the collection skillfully: with an enlightening introduction, thorough annotation of the letters, and quotation from Mencken s published writing pertinent to the correspondences . . . it shows the Baltimorean cavorting at the height of his notoriety, his endless fascination with this republic of go-getters that provided such a wealth of material and so much delight. "American Literature""


As Peter Dowell observes in his informative introduction, the constant joking, the callow invective about friends and enemies, and the incessant monitoring of his own health masked the private Mencken. . . . [S]till he could be generous and brave and even conscious of the slightly ridiculous figure he cut. "Times Literary Supplement""


Mencken wrote nearly 250 letters, postcards, and telegrams to Hood. In this bright little volume, Peter Dowell includes slightly more than half of those missives. . . . [His] editing of the letters is in every way admirable, as is his introduction. "American Spectator"

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