Mencken, H. L.


Mencken, H. L.
(1880-1956)
   Henry Louis Mencken was born in Baltimore, son of a cigar manufacturer. Remembered as a journalist whose cynical style epitomized intellectual attitudes of the first quarter of the 20th century, Mencken and his friend, dramatic critic George Jean Nathan, edited The Smart Set and The American Mercury. Mencken also wrote two unsuccessful plays, The Artist (1912) and He-liogabulus (1920). The character of sarcastic reporter E. K. Hornbeck in Inherit the Wind* (1955) was inspired by Mencken, who covered the famous Stokes "monkey trial" that is recreated in the play.

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  • MENCKEN (H. L.) — MENCKEN HENRY LOUIS (1880 1956) L’écrivain germano américain Henry Louis Mencken vécut toute son existence à Baltimore, où il se tailla rapidement une réputation d’humoriste iconoclaste grâce à ses articles des Sunpapers entre 1906 et 1948. Il… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Mencken — ist der Name folgender Personen: Anastasius Ludwig Mencken (1752–1801), preußischer Verwaltungsreformer H. L. Mencken (1880–1956), US amerikanischer Publizist und Schriftsteller Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unters …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mencken —   [ meȖkɪn], H. L. (Henry Louis), amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller, * Baltimore (Maryland) 12. 9. 1880, ✝ ebenda 29. 1. 1956; ab 1908 Literaturkritiker und 1914 23 Mitherausgeber des Kulturmagazins »The smart set«; 1924 Mitbegründer… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Mencken — [meŋ′kən] H(enry) L(ouis) 1880 1956; U.S. writer, editor, & critic …   English World dictionary

  • Mencken — H. L. Mencken H. L. Mencken Henry Louis Mencken Activité(s) Écrivain, Naissance 12 septembre 1880 Décès …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mencken, H.L. — ▪ American writer in full  Henry Louis Mencken   born Sept. 12, 1880, Baltimore, Md., U.S. died Jan. 29, 1956, Baltimore  controversialist, humorous journalist, and pungent critic of American life who powerfully influenced U.S. fiction through… …   Universalium

  • Mencken — noun United States journalist and literary critic (1880 1956) • Syn: ↑H. L. Mencken, ↑Henry Louis Mencken • Instance Hypernyms: ↑journalist, ↑literary critic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mencken — H. L. (Henry Louis) Mencken (23 de septiembre de 1880 29 de enero de 1956) fue un periodista y crítico social, cínico y librepensador, se le conoció como el Sabio de Baltimore . A menudo se le considera uno de los escritores más influyentes de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mencken — biographical name H(enry) L(ouis) 1880 1956 American editor • Menckenian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mencken — Menckenian /meng kee nee euhn/, adj., n. /meng keuhn/, n. H(enry) L(ouis), 1880 1956, U.S. writer, editor, and critic. * * * …   Universalium


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