H. L. Mencken

In Defense of Women


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In Defense of Women is H. L. Mencken's 1918 book on women and the relationship between the sexes. Some laud the book as progressive while ot…

Short Story Collection Vol. 060


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LibriVox readers bring you 20 short stories in various genres by authors including Edna Ferber, Charlotte Brontë, Stephan Crane, W. Som…

Coffee Break Collection 004 - Hodge Podge


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This is a collection of short (15 minute or less readings) fiction or non-fiction works in English suitable for a coffee break at work or a …

The American Language


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"It was part of my daily work, for a good many years, to read the principal English newspapers and reviews; it has been part of my work…

Damn! A Book of Calumny


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Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (1880 – 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of Ameri…

Prejudices, First Series


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Mencken sharpens his pen and in a collection of short essays delivers acerbic opinions on issues and persons of the time. Among his targets…

Short Poetry Collection 125


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This is a collection of 29 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2013.

Ventures into Verse


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Better known for his biting satire, Mencken's first book was this small volume of verses. - Summary by Larry Wilson

The American Credo


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The American Credo: A Contribution Toward the Interpretation of the National Mind, published in 1920, is a commentary on US politics, specif…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 080


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Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. "Not one of us actually thinks for himself, or in any orderly and scientific manne…

Short Poetry Collection 220


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This is a collection of 44 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for September 2021.