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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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THE GREAT GOD MENCKEN

THE GREAT GOD MENCKEN

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(p.306) 28 THE GREAT GOD MENCKEN
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Mencken
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Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0029

In 1926, Mencken was at the zenith of his popularity. Walter Lippmann called him “the most powerful personal influence on this whole generation of educated people”. This chapter analyzes Mencken's celebrity: his popularity among college students and writers, both in the United States and overseas. Ironically, for all of his popularity, a deep well of loneliness gripped him. Mencken met Hollywood actress Aileen Pringle, and began a passionate love affair.

Keywords:   celebrity, Walter Lippmann, Aileen Pringle, Joseph Hergesheimer, Sherwood Anderson, Notes on Democracy

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