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1919. American newspaperman, editor and critic. The first in a series of six, aptly named collection of essays from Mencken, who was known for his excellence in framing insults aimed at anyone. Contents: Criticism of Criticism of Criticism; The Late Mr. Wells; Arnold Bennett; The Dean; Professor Veblen; The New Poetry Movement; The Heir of Mark Twain; Hermann Sudermann; George Ade; The Butte Bashkirtseff; Six Members of the Institute; The Genealogy of Etiquette; The American Magazine; The Ulster Polonius, An Unheeded Law-Giver; The Blushful Mystery; George Jean Nathan; Portrait of an Immortal Soul; Jack London; Among the Avatars; and Three American Immortals. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.