A Saturnalia of Bunk


“My plan is to let people do whatever they please, so long as they do not invade the right and freedom of other persons to do the same.”

ā€” H.L. Mencken

Review of A Saturnalia of Bunk



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  1. I will be adding this to my library of Mencken. To anyone unfamiliar with Mencken I would suggest reading some of his later material first, or one of the books about him to get to know him better.
    Some suggestions are:

    “Mencken: The American Iconoclast: The Life and Times of the Bad Boy of Baltimore” by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

    “The Impossible H.L. Mencken” also by Rodgers

    “The Skeptic” A Life of H.L. Mencken” by Terry Teachout

    When reading Mencken’s own writings be sure to have a dictionary handy.


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