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THE LAST DAYS

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/9780195072389.003.0053
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken's final illness was marked by seven long years of being unable to read or write, and the devoted care given to him by his brother, August Mencken. The chapter reveals new information on ... 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


THE CITIZEN OF BALTIMORE

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/9780195072389.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter presents an overview of Mencken's German-American family background and childhood, focusing on Baltimore during the Gilded Age of the 1880s and 1890s, and how it formed his worldview and ... More


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