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THE INFERNAL FEMININE

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/9780195072389.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

No one sensed the changes in Mencken more fully than his girlfriend, Marion Bloom, whose own traumatic experiences as a nurse in war-torn France pushed her towards Christian Science, and away from ... More


ROUND ONE!

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/9780195072389.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken's penchant for battling with reformers took on a new stand when he launched a public outcry against the censorship of The Genius by Theodore Dresier. Together, Mencken and Dreiser were viewed ... More


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 DUEL OF SEX

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/9780195072389.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores another private aspect of Mencken that extended beyond his domesticity at home and his musical evenings with The Saturday Night Club. With his growing fame and America's ... More


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