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H.L. Mencken • 542 Items / 69 Books, 85 Articles, 1 Poem, 382 Reviews
The American Language (1919)
An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States
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Published Reviews
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    The Library (Review)
    Nouns Across the Sea
    1. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
    The American Mercury, August 1936, pp. 501-504
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    A Philosophical Romance (Review)
    The American Language, by H.L. Mencken
    1. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
    The Saturday Review, May 16, 1936, pp. 10-11
  3. Book Reviews
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    What is Contemporary Poetry? (Review)
    The American Language, by H.L. Mencken
    1. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
    The North American Review, Autumn 1936, pp. 181-183
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    The Books of the Month: The American Language (Review)
    The American Language, by H.L. Mencken
    1. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
    The North American Review, May 1919, pp. 697-703
  5. Books in Review
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    Talking United States (Review)
    The American Language, by H.L. Mencken
    1. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
    The New Republic, July 15, 1936, pp. 299-300
  6. Reviews of Books
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    The Living Speech (Review)
    The American Language, by H.L. Mencken
    1. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
    The New Republic, May 31, 1919, p. 155
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    Our Barbarous Lingo (Review)
    The American Language, by H.L. Mencken
    1. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
    The Nation, April 12, 1922, p. 430
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    De Vulgari Eloquentia (Review)
    The American Language, by H.L. Mencken
    1. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
    The Nation, May 3, 1919, p. 698
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    Good Reading (Review)
    The American Language, by H.L. Mencken
    1. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
    Commonweal, November 13, 1936, p. 84
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    Paperbounds (Review)
    The American Language, by H.L. Mencken
    1. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1977, p. 185
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    New Books (2 Reviews)
    Old Nantucket: The Faraway Island, by William Oliver Stevens
    1. Old Nantucket: The Faraway Island by William Oliver Stevens
    2. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
    The Literary Digest, May 23, 1936, pp. 28-31
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    The Editor Recommends (5 Reviews)
    Up Stream: An American Chronicle, by Ludwig Lewisohn
    1. Up Stream: An American Chronicle by Ludwig Lewisohn
    2. The Parlor Begat Amos by Arthur S. Hildebrand
    3. The American Language by H.L. Mencken
    4. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
    5. Emmett Lawler by Jim Tully
    The Bookman, April 1922, pp. 190-191