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OLD DISCORD AND NEW ALLIANCES

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/9780195072389.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter chronicles the rise and fall of the famous Mencken/Nathan partnership, their departure from The Smart Set, and the inauguration of The American Mercury, a magazine credited for ... More


Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken believed that the Constitution and Bill of Rights were sacred documents that set clear lines of demarcation that no government should trespass. “The two main ideas that run through all of my ... More


THE LATE MR. 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/9780195072389.003.0039
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The lessening of Mencken's influence was accompanied by the further decline of The American Mercury. Against slumping financial returns, Mencken decided to resign from the magazine. For various ... More


HARD TIMES

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/9780195072389.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The situation of The American Mercury did not improve during the Depression, and brought Alfred Knopf; his father, Samuel; and Mencken at a crossroads. Samuel Knopf wanted Mencken to expand the ... More


BOSTON, 1926

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/9780195072389.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This Prologue sets the theme for the entire book: the issue of freedom. It presents a scene, captured during a pivotal moment in Mencken's career when, at the height of his popularity, he was ... More


BANNED IN BOSTON

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/9780195072389.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter picks up from the opening scene described in the Prologue of this book, when the April 1926 issue of The American Mercury was banned in Boston and Mencken was arrested. Mencken became ... More


Modernism and the Quality Magazines: Vanity Fair (1914–36); American Mercury (1924–81); New Yorker (1925– ); Esquire (1933– )

Faye Hammill and Karen Leick

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines four magazines — Vanity Fair, American Mercury,New Yorker, and Esquire — that engaged with modernism in varying ways. Vanity Fair showcased modernist art and literature and was ... More


Elizabeth Magawley

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter features Elizabeth Magawley’s letter to the editor of the Philadelphia American Weekly Mercury, published in January 1730–1731. Using the pseudonym “Generosa,” Magawley wrote the letter ... More


Paragraphs in Philadelphia 1729–1735

Paul M. Zall

in Benjamin Franklin’s Humor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123714
eISBN:
9780813134864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123714.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the career of Benjamin Franklin as a printer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the period from 1729 to 1735. Except for two impoverished years at London, the youthful ... More


The Liveitup Kid

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

After feeling optimistic about the first draft of his novel Go, John Clellon Holmes found himself busy once again in the sea of rewriting in the spring of 1951. However, he momentarily lost the focus ... More


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