Bibliography (Censorship (Ready Reference series))
Angoff, Charles. H. L. Mencken. New York: T. Yoseloff, 1956. A memoir.
Harrison, S. L. Mencken Revisited: Author, Editor, and Newspaperman. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1999. Each of these ten essays sheds new light on Mencken’s character. The author clarifies Mencken’s reputation as a bigot, noting that he was tolerant and an advocate for minority rights. Concludes with an overview of Mencken’s lasting effects, his books, and the books about him.
Hobson, Fred C. Mencken: A Life. New York: Random House, 1994. The first biography to incorporate material from the posthumous books. For a review of this work see Magill’s Literary Annual review.
Manchester, William. Disturber of the Peace: The Life of H. L. Mencken. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1951. This engaging biography has the advantage of having been written with Mencken’s cooperation, by a man who knew Mencken personally. Manchester has a lively, anecdotal style, and his book is only slightly limited by its date of publication, which was five years before Mencken’s death.
Mayfield, Sara. The Constant Circle. New York: Delacorte Press, 1968. Covers Mencken’s friendships with other literary and newspaper people.
Mencken, H. L., and George Sterling. From Baltimore to Bohemia: The Letters of H. L. Mencken and George Sterling. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh...
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