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The Resource Damning words : the life and religious times of H.L. Mencken, D.G. Hart

Damning words : the life and religious times of H.L. Mencken, D.G. Hart

Label
Damning words : the life and religious times of H.L. Mencken
Title
Damning words
Title remainder
the life and religious times of H.L. Mencken
Statement of responsibility
D.G. Hart
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) was a reporter, literary critic, editor, author -- and a famous American agnostic in the twentieth century. From his role in the Scopes Trial to his advocacy of science and reason in public life, Mencken is generally regarded as one of the fiercest critics of Christianity in his day. In this biography D.G. Hart presents a provocative, iconoclastic perspective on Mencken's life. Even as Mencken vividly debunked American religious ideals, says Hart, it was Christianity that largely framed his ideas, career, and fame. Mencken's relationship to the Christian faith was at once antagonistic and symbiotic. Peppered with juicy quotes from Mencken's huge body of work, Damning Words superbly portrays an influential figure in twentieth-century America and, at the same time, casts telling new light on the crucial period in which he lived."--Amazon.com
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hart, D. G.
Dewey number
818/.5209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.E43
LC item number
Z5823 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Library of religious biography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mencken, H. L.
  • Mencken, H. L.
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
  • Editors
  • Mencken, H. L.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Authors, American
  • Editors
  • Journalists
  • Religion
  • United States
Label
Damning words : the life and religious times of H.L. Mencken, D.G. Hart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lamentable Heresies -- The Maddest, Gladdest, Damnedest Existence Ever -- Civilized Adults in Their Lighter Moods -- Philistinism, Another Name for Puritanism -- Educated Toryism -- The Mencken Show -- The Stronger Sex -- Finding Meaning and Losing Readers -- Delivered from Anonymity -- What Could Be More Preposterous Than Keeping Alive? -- Conclusion: Learning from H.L. Mencken
Control code
973325419
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781467446112
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
289f88d4-4c7f-4b15-9c2d-658ebadab6b7
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)973325419
Label
Damning words : the life and religious times of H.L. Mencken, D.G. Hart
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lamentable Heresies -- The Maddest, Gladdest, Damnedest Existence Ever -- Civilized Adults in Their Lighter Moods -- Philistinism, Another Name for Puritanism -- Educated Toryism -- The Mencken Show -- The Stronger Sex -- Finding Meaning and Losing Readers -- Delivered from Anonymity -- What Could Be More Preposterous Than Keeping Alive? -- Conclusion: Learning from H.L. Mencken
Control code
973325419
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781467446112
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
289f88d4-4c7f-4b15-9c2d-658ebadab6b7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)973325419

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