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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Wonderful writing style and insight into the time period of Mencken's youth. Particularly fascinating to read while I was living in Baltimore. Read full review
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Master of satire. Lampooner of fools. Packs more punch in one sentence than most in 10 volumes. He has to be one of the top essayists of his time. Love to read him, even when he is attacking my side ... Read full review