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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 (18801956) 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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hart, D. G.
Dewey number
  • 818/.5209
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.E43
LC item number
Z5823 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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.
  • 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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
946161217
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780802873446
Lccn
2016024767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40026731232
  • 40026720923
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946161217
Label
Damning words : the life and religious times of H.L. Mencken, D.G. Hart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
946161217
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780802873446
Lccn
2016024767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40026731232
  • 40026720923
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946161217

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