A Saturnalia of Bunk: Selections from The Free Lance, by H. L. Mencken,S. T. Joshi

By H. L. Mencken,S. T. Joshi

H. L. Mencken’s attractiveness as a journalist and cultural critic of the 20 th century has persevered good into the twenty-first. His early contributions as a author, despite the fact that, aren't rather well identified. He all started his journalistic profession as early as 1899 and in 1910 cofounded the Baltimore night Sun. the subsequent yr he initiated a column — The unfastened Lance — that ran six days every week for 4 and a part years, till the Sun discontinued it, in part in line with Mencken’s arguable safeguard of Germany in the course of global battle One.

In this early discussion board for his well known wit, Mencken broached the various matters to which he may go back many times over his profession, setting up himself as a fearless iconoclast prepared to take on the main divisive matters and follow a heady mixture of remark, satire, and repartee to transparent away what he considered as the “saturnalia of bunk” that clouded American considering. The unfastened Lance finds Mencken at his scintillating top as a journalist, polemicist, and satirist.

These columns are accumulated right here for the 1st time, edited and annotated via Mencken professional and critic S. T. Joshi. This amazing assortment is a useful source for Mencken students and enthusiasts and offers an wonderful immersion into the early twentieth-century American zeitgeist.

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