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Do You Remember? The Whimsical Letters of H. L. Mencken and Philip Goodman (Deluxe Edition)

Do You Remember? The Whimsical Letters of H. L. Mencken and Philip Goodman (Deluxe Edition)

$ 30.00

In 1918, while editing The Smart Set in New York and working on The American Language in his native Baltimore, Mencken's best friend, Philip Goodman, a New York advertiser and publisher, wrote a letter "reminiscing" about their German-American neighborhood of 1880s and 1890s. His invented characters and events and obvious affection for those times challenged Mencken; who responded in a similar vein. Sanders has reconstructed and annotated the correspondents’ three year efforts to out-do each other in telling tall stories.

1975, Jack Sanders, Ed., 280 pp, Hardcover



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