Johnson, Gerald W.
December 1975
New Republic;12/27/75, Vol. 173 Issue 26, p32
Criticizes the work of editor and literary critic H.L. Mencken. Issues related to the type of criticism made by Mencken of literature work of several authors; Mencken's most valuable work; Phase of contemporary criticism of Mencken; Learning of Mencken; View that Mencken had a psychological twist that rendered him incapable of doing justice to any Englishman; View of readers on Mencken's works; Statement that his function was that of an intellectual dynamiter and it is the common fashion to regard a dynamiter as invariably an agent of destruction.


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