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Articles with keyword "H. L. Mencken"

detail of a mural inside Hollins Market in Baltimore

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H. L. Mencken Loved to Cover Political Conventions but Had Little Faith in Voters

Mencken was the poet laureate of political conventions.

Illustration of volumes representing great American authors

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Edmund Wilson's Big Idea: A Series of Books Devoted to Classic American Writing. It Almost Didn't Happen.

The origins of the Library of America were a messy business.

H. L. Mencken with his brothers

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H. L. Mencken as a Boy? Oh, Boy!

Mencken's memoirs show a softer side on the sardonic critic

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Mount Vernon's Hotel Belvedere.

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Street Sense

Walking tours of Baltimore's Mount Vernon reveal a neighborhood's literary roots and architectural gems.