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Py Days eBook #204 Johns Hopkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection newly packaged editions of nine Mencken classics Happy Days Heathen Days Newspaper Days Prejudices Treatise on the Gods On Politics Thirty Five Years of Newspaper This is an amazing book about the life and times of HL Mencken in Balti during the 1880 s Aspects of life and living that we do not know of or think of nowadays no phones no tv no automobilesno texting tweetingback when kids played outside until dark games that I had heard of and forgotten about it leap frog for instance He shared many stories of adults in the neighborhood who had served in the Civil War Whites and Afriamericans He shared stories of taking the train to visit Washington DC which was one of the first cities with pavement white pavement which was too bright in the summer to be around

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Happy Days Mencken's Autobiography 1880 1892 Bumcombe Collection

Work Minority Days Mencken's Autobiography PDFEPUB #227 Report and A Second Mencken ChrestomathyMost of these autobiographical writings first appeared in the New Yorker Here Mencken recalls memories of a safe and happy boyhood in the Balti of the Believe it or not Mencken actually had a happy childhood and he records it here His humor is all there minus the biting criticism His vocabulary is amazing had to look up a lot of words but the way he puts words together is so delightfully creative it caused me to smile or laugh at nearly every page And it gives a very instructive picture of what growing up in nineteenth century Balti was like Delightful read

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With a style that Mencken's Autobiography PDFEPUB #230 combined biting sarcasm with the language of the free lunch counter Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century Now fifty years after Mencken’s death the Hap The first installment of what became his Days trilogy Happy Days is Mencken s memoir of his childhood in Balti during the 1880s and 90s If you know Mencken from his journalism you ll expect explosive prose and robust misanthropy but you ll only find the former here This is indeed a happier Mencken but really it s no loss to the reader This book must be I think one of the great American autobiographies It s hugely fun It should be noted that the book contains a great deal of casual racism that will offend our present sensibilities Nonetheless for its prose its comic ualities and as a window into the good and the bad of American life in the late nineteenth century Happy Days is worth the time


10 thoughts on “Happy Days Mencken's Autobiography 1880 1892 Bumcombe Collection

  1. says:

    Great readingA man who knew what words meant describing scenes of his happy and prosperous childhood Told with wit

  2. says:

    This is a pretty remarkable book particularly because it is presented as nothing than a rambling recollection loosely arranged into

  3. says:

    The first installment of what became his Days trilogy Happy Days is Mencken’s memoir of his childhood in Balti during the 1880s and 90s If

  4. says:

    This is an amazing book about the life and times of HL Mencken in Balti during the 1880's Aspects of life and living that we do not know of or think of nowadays no phones no tv no automobilesno texting tweetingback when kids played outside unt

  5. says:

    449 stars First of three volumes of his memoirs This covers his childhood in Balti Very funny and lots of interesting information about life in

  6. says:

    Mencken's childhood memories are wonderful for two chief reasons as excavations of the lost world of comfortable German American Baltians of the 1880s and for the incredible vigor that HLM got into his proseHLM is I think notable for his talent as a sentence crafter than to any claims to wisdom and we are trea

  7. says:

    I felt little sympathy if that's the word for our narrator throughout Or perhaps it was a lack of admiration Still the book felt complete and I somewhat warmed to his character in the last 10 pages or so Memoirs or at least

  8. says:

    Finished it and loved it Not as densely written as Notes on Democracy so an easier lighter read Can't wait to see what unfolds I bought it used on line and turned out to be a first edition Unfortunately unsigned but nice to hold it It's in great condition for 73 years old A dazzling portrait of Balti seen through a young boy's eyes at the

  9. says:

    Believe it or not Mencken actually had a happy childhood and he records it here His humor is all there minus the biting criticism His vocabulary is amazing had to look up a lot of words but the way he puts words together is so delightfully creative it caused me to smile or laugh at nearly every page And it gives a very instructive picture of what growing up in nineteenth century Balti was like Delightful read

  10. says:

    Absolutely delightful first volume of Mencken's autobiography A caustic wit never appeared in the history of American journalism This volume of the trilogy traces what can only be described as an idyllic childhood in late nineteenth century Balti The pages turn themselves and the events and people are described with a lov

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