(2003-01-30) H L Mencken Bio

Article on Terry Teachout's H L Mencken biography. Mencken believed that the Novel should above all report. It should tell the truth about life as it is lived and never, ever preach... If you were new to Mencken, you might come away from this book with the notion that he was the most fearless and gifted Journalist of the last century, but you'd first ask why we still read such a creep.

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