[Group] Mencken, H.L., Prejudices, First Series--philc

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Post by DrPGould » February 4th, 2018, 11:24 am

Prejudices, First Series by H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956).

Mencken sharpens his pen and in a collection of short essays delivers acerbic opinions on issues and persons of the time. Among his targets in this volume (the first of six) are critics, H.G. Wells Thorstein Veblen, Arnold Bennett, William Dean Howells, Irvin S. Cobb. Mencken's critiques are delivered against a background of his own well known ethnic, racial, religious, and sectional prejudices. (It is said that the only think Mencken loved about the Southern United States was his wife, who hailed from Alabama.) Not for the faint of heart, Mencken's prickly, yet unapologetic, prose reveals a window into American attitudes at the time they were written and their influences on the larger American culture. ( DrPGould)
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Post by DrPGould » February 4th, 2018, 11:29 am

To all who visit this board:

Welcome! If you like pointed criticism and no-apologies-for-my-prejudices writing, this is the place!

I am grateful to have the help of philchenevert, who has agreed to MC this, and barbara2 who had agreed to DPL.

We'll be looking for enthusiastic readers.

I hope everyone enjoys this project.

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post by philchenevert » February 4th, 2018, 5:25 pm

I will set this up for you very soon Philip. :D
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Post by philchenevert » February 5th, 2018, 12:13 pm

All set up. :thumbs: Now let's get to the truth about stuff, eh?
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Post by DrPGould » February 5th, 2018, 4:22 pm

Phil:

Thanks for setting up the MW. I think we're ready to roll. I've already heard from Barbara, so (as they say in your part of the world "laissez le bon temps rouler."

On another issue (prompted by your bon mot about "truth": While my mind was wandering recently (always a dangerous thing), I came upon a concept comparison I have yet to be able to work out--it runs thusly:

reality TV is to reality as ??????? is to truth.

Just a little something upon which to cogitate.

Philip

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Post by silverquill » February 5th, 2018, 10:23 pm

Some daunting reading here with the plethora of names!
What a barbed tongue hath he.
Well, I won't get to them real soon, but I'd be glad to take on Sections 6 and 21.

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Post by DrPGould » February 6th, 2018, 9:46 am

Welcome, Larry. They're all yours.

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post by barbara2 » February 7th, 2018, 1:20 am

Nice that the good times are rolling.

Barbara, posting this so as to get notifications for the thread.

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Post by DrPGould » February 13th, 2018, 9:50 pm

Phil:

Are we ok to move or did I forget something?

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post by philchenevert » February 13th, 2018, 10:18 pm

Looks good to me. I will move this to REaders WAnted :thumbs:
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Post by DrPGould » February 14th, 2018, 9:01 pm

Barbara:

Section 1 is in the MW and Ready for PL.

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post by barbara2 » February 15th, 2018, 6:25 am

DrPGould wrote:
February 14th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Barbara:

Section 1 is in the MW and Ready for PL.

Many thanks,

Philip
Thanks Philip. I'll get stuck into the PLing tomorrow.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by barbara2 » February 16th, 2018, 5:05 am

DrPGould wrote:
February 14th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Barbara:

Section 1 is in the MW and Ready for PL.

Many thanks,

Philip
The reading is fine Philip. I enjoyed it. But the MC will need to know the length of the Section (M:S). I've marked Section 1 PL Notes for the time being.

Mencken often takes me by surprise and I give an involuntary chuckle.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by DrPGould » February 16th, 2018, 6:31 pm

Barbara:

Thanks for your excellent PL. I've posted the duration (and went ahead and marked it PL-OK). I'm having some significant computer difficulty at the moment which is being difficult to pin down and fix...I hope I've got it fixed again, but the last 19 hours have been off and on.

Philip

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Post by bookworm2575W » February 21st, 2018, 9:09 am

May I record #7 The Heir to Mark Twain?
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