H. L. Mencken Questions and Answers

H. L. Mencken

Part of this phrase by H.L. Mencken ("Sahara of the Bozart") is easy to interpret and part of it is hard to interpret. The easy part is the word "Sahara." The Sahara is one of the most arid...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2015, 4:48 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

H. L. Mencken

When Mencken returns to Dayton from the revival, he seems struck by the difference between what he's just seen, with people speaking in tongues and expressing what he views as simple, primitive,...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2011, 4:38 am (UTC)

2 educator answers

H. L. Mencken

I think that Mencken is writing his article within the vein of satire. I don't think he is intending for individuals to take what he is saying with the understanding that it is scientific proof of...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2012, 4:11 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

H. L. Mencken

I think that the passage of time has probably diluted some of the way in which Mencken depicted Southerners in his essay, but some of those elements are still present in how the South is viewed...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2012, 3:57 am (UTC)

1 educator answer