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Articles with keyword "H. L. Mencken"

detail of a mural inside Hollins Market in Baltimore


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


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


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.


Street Sense

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