Treatise on the Gods

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JHU Press, 2. okt 2006 - 336 pages

With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. Now, fifty years after Menckenís death, the Johns Hopkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection, newly packaged editions of nine Mencken classics: Happy Days, Heathen Days, Newspaper Days, Prejudices, Treatise on the Gods, On Politics, Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work, Minority Report, and A Second Mencken Chrestomathy.

With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the "language of the free lunch counter," Henry Louis Mencken shook politics and politicians for nearly half a century. Now, fifty years after Menckenís death, the Johns Hopkins University Press announces The Buncombe Collection, newly packaged editions of nine Mencken classics: Happy Days, Heathen Days, Newspaper Days, Prejudices, Treatise on the Gods, On Politics, Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work, Minority Report, and A Second Mencken Chrestomathy.

Controversial even before it was published in 1930, Treatise on the Gods collects Menckenís scathing commentary on religion.

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Kasutaja arvustus  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

Mencken is not at his finest here, but he does manage to make quite a good case against the Gods. Overall, it is worthy reading, just not quite his peak. Read full review

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Kasutaja arvustus  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

Mencken is not at his finest here, but he does manage to make quite a good case against the Gods. Overall, it is worthy reading, just not quite his peak. Read full review

Contents

Its Evolution
51
Its Varieties
109
Its Christian Form
174
Its State Today
246
Bibliographical Note
294
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About the author (2006)

Henry Louis Mencken was born in Baltimore in 1880 and remained a lifelong resident.Opinionated and controversial, his columns for the Baltimore Evening Sun earned him a national reputation. He died in 1956.

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