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Wendy Lesser: H.L. Mencken, 6 July 2006

Mencken: The American Iconoclast 
by Marion ElizabethRodgers.
Oxford, 662 pp., £19.99, January 2006, 0 19 507238 3
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... on to fire up a dinner party. I don’t fully understand the sources of Mencken’s anger, and Marion ElizabethRodgers, though she has written a balanced and formidably well-informed biography, does little to elucidate them. ‘Infancy, that nonage Mencken defined as the larval stage of his life, began for him on ...

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