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Serpent in Eden

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The appearance in 1920 of H. L. Mencken's scathing essay about the intellectual and cultural impoverishment of the South, "The Sahara of the Bozart", set off a firestorm of reaction in the region that continued unabated for much of the next decade. In Serpent in Eden, Mencken scholar Fred Hobson examines Mencken's love-hate relationship with the South. He explores not only Mencken's savage criticism of the region but also his efforts to encourage southern writers and the bold "little magazines", such as the Reviewer and the Double Dealer, that started up in the South during the 1920s. Originally published in 1974. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
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ils:a50143 Book Books English University of North Carolina Press [1974] xv, 242 p. port. 24 cm.
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subject_facet American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
American literature -- Southern states
Maryland Gold Star collection
Mencken, H. L. -- (Henry Louis), -- 1880-1956 -- Knowledge -- Southern States
Mencken, Henry Louis
Southern States -- Intellectual life -- 1865-
title_display Serpent in Eden
title_full Serpent in Eden [Gold Star]: H. L. Mencken and the South, by Fred C. Hobson, Jr. Foreword by Gerald W. Johnson
title_short Serpent in Eden
topic_facet American literature
History and criticism
Intellectual life
Mencken, H. L
Mencken, Henry Louis
Southern states
Theory, etc