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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dave64 - LibraryThing
Those familiar with HLM will read and re-read. Classic Menckenisms: "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want , and deserve to get it good and hard" "Living with a dog is messy-like living with an ideaiist." Read full review
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A rollicking good time; a snapshot of the pre-Politically-Correct America of nearly a century ago by a writer who was both wildly popular and widely vilified. Some of the best satire since Jonathan Swift. Read full review