D a happier Mencken but really it *S No Loss To The Reader This * no loss to the reader This must be I think one of the great American autobiographies It s hugely fun It should be noted that the book contains a great deal of casual racism that will offend our present sensibilities Nonetheless for its prose its comic ualities and as a window into *the good and the bad of American life in the late nineteenth century Happy Days is worth the time *good and the bad of American life in the late nineteenth century Happy Days is worth the time it and loved it Not as densely written as Notes on Democracy So An Easier so an asier read Can t wait to see what unfolds I bought it used on line and turned out to be a first dition Unfortunately unsigned but nice to hold it It s in great condition for 73 years old A dazzling portrait of Balti seen through a young boy s yes at the nd of the 19th century Written like poetry 449 stars First of three volumes of his memoirs This covers his childhood in Balti Very funny and lots of interesting information about life in the 19th Century This is a pretty remarkable book particularly because it is presented as nothing than a rambling recollection loosely arranged into topical groupings Like most memoirs written by white men before say the ighteen or nineteen nineties it is replete with jaw dropping statements about race and other races in the form of both the xpected prejudices as well as one or two intimations of a jarring broad mindedness This made the book difficult to appreciate objectively and generally added to the feeling that while a first class writer HL Mencken would probably be an insupportable bore if you were to be stuck in an levator with his resurrected soul That and he is clearly a blowhard But a self aware one with a well developed sense of humor philosophy and psychology to make him very Plastic Techniques in Neurosurgery (English Edition) eBook: James Tait Goodrich, David A. Staffenberg: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. enjoyable company when you as the reader get to dictate the length of yourncounters. Aper Work Minority Report and A Second Mencken ChrestomathyMost of these autobiographical writings first appeared in the New Yorker Here Mencken recalls memories of a safe and happy boyhood in the Balti of the 1880s. Absolutely delightful first volume of Mencken s autobiography A caustic wit never appeared in the history of American journalism This volume of the trilogy traces what can only be described as an idyllic childhood in late nineteenth century Balti The pages turn themselves and the Sexy, Healthy, Food - 25 Clean-eats, Gluten-free Recipes events and people are described with a love thatven his world famous biting satire cannot hide He is a curmudgeon s curmudgeon I felt little sympathy if that s the word for our narrator throughout Or perhaps it was a lack of admiration Still the book felt complete and I somewhat warmed to narrator throughout Or perhaps it was a lack of admiration Still the book felt complete and I somewhat warmed to character in the last 10 pages or so Memoirs or at least proper memoirs of the traditional style are a bit of a mystery to me I simply haven t read many or any that I recall previously And perhaps that is a fault of mine not of Mencken sRegardless it was a worthwhile book If one can digest Mencken s race related language and his perspectives about all things in general in the context of his ra rather than in the context of our own then in the context of his ra rather than in the context of our own then can perhaps get beyond a reflex of offense to instead get an inside view to the author s time and of the Balti in particular of that time In that way the book offers something worthwhile And besides books and authors must be tried just like foods I won t likely taste this author again but I m still glad I tried it because whether or not I prefer a food or author or not does not change the fact that it s objectively interesting Crap what was I getting at This is an amazing book about the life and times of HL Mencken in Balti during the 1880 s Aspects of life and living that we do not know of or think of nowadays no phones no tv no automobilesno texting tweetingback when kids played outside until dark games that I had heard of and forgotten about it leap frog for instance He shared many stories of adults in. With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the language of the free lunch counter Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century Now fifty years after Mencken’s death the Johns Ho.
H.L. Mencken Ñ 6 Free readThe neighborhood who had served in the Civil War Whites and Afriamericans He shared stories of taking the train to visit Washington DC which was one of the first cities with pavement white pavement which was too bright in the summer to be around Great readingA man who knew what words meant describing scenes of his happy and prosperous childhood Told with wit and ironic nostalgia but most of all told with unblinking honestyFair Warning What will appall those who have not dipped before into the rich stream of benevolent racism that YARN Essentials essentially defines American Letters from the Colonial Period straight through to the Civil Rights Era is how casually offensive racial andthic tags are dropped into a story sprinkled in Believe it or not Mencken actually had a happy childhood and he records it here His humor is all there minus the biting criticism His vocabulary is amazing had to look up a lot of words but the
#WAY HE PUTS WORDS TOGETHER IS #he puts words together is delightfully creative it caused me to smile or laugh at nearly very page And it gives a very instructive picture of what growing up in nineteenth century Balti was like Delightful read Mencken s childhood memories are wonderful for two chief reasons as xcavations of the lost world of comfortable German American Baltians of the 1880s and for the incredible vigor that HLM got into his proseHLM is I think notable for his talent as vigor that HLM got into his proseHLM is I think notable for his talent as sentence crafter than to any claims to wisdom and we are treated to some beautiesOn his baby fat This adiposity passed off as I began to run about and from the age of s The first installment of what became his Days trilogy Happy Days is Mencken s memoir of his childhood in Balti during the 1880s and 90s If you know Mencken from his journalism you ll Black on Blonde expectxplosive prose and robust misanthropy but you ll only find the former here This is indee. Pkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection newly packaged ditions of nine Mencken classics Happy Days Heathen Days Newspaper Days Prejudices Treatise on the Gods On Politics Thirty Five Years of Newsp. .