Biography and History

H. L. (Henry Louis) Mencken (1880-1956) was an American journalist, critic, and essayist.

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Biography and History

Known as the "Sage of Baltimore," Mencken was a journalist, satirist, cynic, and freethinker; he became one of the most influential American authors of the twentieth century. Literary critic for Smart Set, he founded, with George Jean Nathan, The American Mercury in 1924. It soon became a successful, national publication.

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Biography and History

H. L. Mencken, one of the most influential magazine editors of the twentieth century, edited The American Mercury and The Smart Set. He was known as the "Sage of Baltimore."

David Warren Ryder was a San Francisco area journalist and a frequent contributor to The American Mercury.

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Biography and History

H. L. (Henry Louis) Mencken (1880-1956) was an American journalist, magazine editor, critic, satirist and essayist. He was born in Baltimore and lived there all his life, and was known as the “Sage of Baltimore.” He started his writing career as a journalist at the Baltimore Morning Herald , from 1899 to 1905, and then moved to The Baltimore Sun , where he contributed full-time until he suffered a stroke in 1948. In 1908, he became a literary critic for the magazine The Smart Set , and in 1924, he and George Jean Nathan founded The American Mercury . Dent Smith was founder and editor of the Hoboken-based literary magazine ENCORE between 1942 and 1944.

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