American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of by H.L. Mencken

By H.L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken released his fourth (and ultimate) variation of his landmark paintings in April 1936. whereas it's a treatise at the improvement of American-English, it's also attention-grabbing and shows Mencken's famous wit and humor.

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L. MENCKEN ON MUSIC, edited by Louis Cheslock THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE: The Fourth Edition and the Two Supplements, abridged, with annotations and new material, by Raven I. , with the assistance of David W. Maurer H. L. MENCKEN: THE AMERICAN SCENE, A READER, selected and edited, with an introduction and commentary, by Huntington Cairns These are BORZOI BOOKS, published by ALFRED A. KNOPF in New York Copyright 1919, 1921, 1923, 1936 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Copyright renewed 1947, 1949, 1950 by H. L.

But this puerile spirit did not last long. The English libels were altogether too vicious to be received lying down; their very fury demanded that they be met with a united and courageous front. Cooper, in his second novel, “The Spy” (1821), boldly chose an American setting and American characters, and though the influence of his wife, who came of a Loyalist family, caused him to avoid any direct attack upon the English, he attacked them indirectly, and with great effect, by opposing an immediate and honorable success to their derisions.

The result was uncertainty and skepticism in native criticism. ” Cooper, in his first novel, “Precaution,” (1820) chose an English scene, imitated English models, and obviously hoped to placate the English critics thereby. Irving, too, in his earliest work, showed a considerable discretion, and his “Knickerbocker” was first published anonymously. But this puerile spirit did not last long. The English libels were altogether too vicious to be received lying down; their very fury demanded that they be met with a united and courageous front.

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