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The Constant Circle: H. L. Mencken and His Friends

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A warm and intimate account of a complex, contradictory man seen through the eyes of a long-standing friend and confidante.

Recognized until his death in 1956 as the outstanding literary critic of his generation, H. L. Mencken also excelled as a journalist, editor, and author. Characterized as the enfant terrible of American letters, he was famous for his vitriolic atta

Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 23rd 2003 by Fire Ant Books (first published 1968)
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Jul 10, 2013 Ali rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. After I'd finished, I tried to find more biographies written by Sara Mayfield but unfortunately, she was rather unknown to google and even more so to any of my libraries.
This book presents another side of H.L.Mencken. The reader discovers the man behind the controversial journalist. He is a very provocative writer and one might think he is possibly disliked by his peers and antisocial. However, it is quite the opposite! He was charismatic, popular and brilliant. His rel
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This book is a great introduction to the life of one of our most important American literary giants, H L Mencken.
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