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MenckenThe American Iconoclast$
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Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195072389

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.001.0001

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THAT MAN IN BALTIMORE

THAT MAN IN BALTIMORE

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(p.229) 22 THAT MAN IN BALTIMORE
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Mencken
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Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0023

By 1921, Mencken became known as “That Man in Baltimore”. This chapter presents a rare look into the private life of a very public man. Mencken's relationships with his mother and siblings are explored. His work, including his voluminous correspondence and writing habits ere examined, as is his major source of recreation: making music with The Saturday Night Club.

Keywords:   writing, letters, Mencken family, The Saturday Night Club, music

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