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H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken

Henry Louis Mencken was an American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English. Known as the "Sage of Baltimore", he is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. He commented widely on the social scene, literature, music, prominent politicians and contemporary movements. His satirical reporting on the Scopes trial, which he dubbed the "Monkey Trial", also gained him attention.

Birth: 1880-09-12

Died: 1956-01-29

Nickname: Henry Louis Mencken

Occupation: Journalist, satirist, critic

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