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H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken (1880–1956) was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Mencken is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the twentieth century.


The South Astir

Between 1857, when Hinton R. Helper published "The Impending Crisis," and 1909, when Edgar Gardner Murphy published "The Basis of Ascendancy," there was hardly any free and rational discussion, in the South itself, of the fundamental Southern problem [...]