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THE GERMAN VALENTINO

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on Mencken's complex relationships with women between 1927-1928. He was torn with conflicting emotions over actress Aileen Pringle; opera singer Gretchen Hood; former girlfriend, ... More


THE GREAT GOD MENCKEN

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In 1926, Mencken was at the zenith of his popularity. Walter Lippmann called him “the most powerful personal influence on this whole generation of educated people”. This chapter analyzes Mencken's ... More


A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Despite the excitement of a new love affair and the professional heights he achieved, Mencken remained depressed over the loss of his mother and was unable to work. To revive his optimism, Mencken ... More


THE SEA OF MATRIMONY

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Sara Haardt began to fill the void left by Mencken's mother. She became a comfortable presence who exacted less demands on him than any other woman in his life, and who, despite her physical ... More


FRIENDS AND RELATIVES

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0050
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The deaths of Mencken's friends, among them Edgar Lee Masters, Theodore Dreiser, and Joseph Hergesheimer left him free to seek out the company of other standbys: his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, and ... More


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