The American Mercury - 3 early issues (1924 - Vol. 1, No. 4, Vol. II, No. 5 and Vol. II, No. 8 (1924)

By: Mencken, H. L. and George Jean Nathan edited by

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Book Condition: Collectible: Good


3 early issues of the iconic journal edited by H. L. Mencken, American journalist, satirist and cultural critic. Vol. I, No. 4 ((April 1924); Vol. II, No. 5 (may 1924) These 2 issues, evenly sunned and worn at edges; features Frank Harris on John Ruskin, "The Peace Myth" by Virgin Jordan and "Pedagogue: Old Style" by James M. Cain, a regular contributor. Volume II, No. 8 (August 1924) in very good condition, features ""The Trial of Dead Cleopatra (a poem) by Vachel Lindsay and "The Ordeal of Prohibition" by Clarence Darrow. From 1924 through 1933, Mencken provided elegantly irreverent observations of America. Nathan provided theater criticism, and Mencken wrote the "Editorial Notes" and "The Library", the last being book reviews and social critique, placed at the back of each volume. The magazine published other writers, from newspapermen and academics to convicts and taxi drivers, but its primary emphasis soon became non-fiction and usually satirical essays

Title: The American Mercury - 3 early issues (1924 - Vol. 1, No. 4, Vol. II, No. 5 and Vol. II, No. 8 (1924)

Author: Mencken, H. L. and George Jean Nathan edited by

Categories: Media and Journalism,

Edition: First of this edition.

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred Knopf: 1924

Binding: Wraps as issued

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Wraps as issued

Seller ID: 240423