A Mencken chrestomathy, Volume 1949
In my title I revive the word chrestomathy in its true sense of 'a collection of choice passages from an author or authors, ' and ignore the late edition of 'especially one complied to assist in the acquirement of a language.' In the latter significance the term is often used by linguists, and some of the chrestomathies issued by them in recent years.
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A MENCKEN CHRESTOMATHY: His Own Selection Of His Choicest WritingUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The culling of the best, the choicest passages, from the famous Prejudices, which in their day made Mencken leader of the iconoclasts, shocker of the conservatives, and favorite of the younger ... Read full review
Review: A Mencken ChrestomathyUser Review - Leonard - Goodreads
A tremendous, essential collection of essays by HL Mencken, one of America's great writers. Includes his fantastic pieces on chiropractic, execution, and the death of the Scopes Trial. Read full review