Posts Tagged ‘H.L. Mencken’

September 12

Born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 12, 1880 was Henry Louis Mencken, one of the great American men of letters of our time. No matter how fine a reputation Mencken enjoyed as a writer, critic, philologist, he was most content to consider himself a newspaperman. As such he always had an affinity for printers, particularly [...]

March 20

The April issue of The American Mercury, edited by H.L. Mencken and George Nathan, was published on March 20, 1926. One of the stories entitled “Hatrack,” by Herbert Asbury concerned a prostitute. For this the publication was banned in Boston. Its censorship meant that it had run afoul of the Watch and Ward Society, self-appointed [...]