H. L. Mencken: Confessions of a Believing Critic

WED, JAN 22, 2003 (1:09:07)

Terry Teachout discusses his newest book, The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken, where he explores the life of one of the greatest literary journalists of the roaring twenties, and certainly one of the most controversial commentators of all time.

Terry Teachoutlives in Manhattan and is the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal and the music critic of Commentary. He also writes about the other arts, including books, ballet, painting and sculpture, film and TV, and "whatever happens to catch [his] eye or ear." He writes "Second City," a column about the arts in New York that appears in the Washington Post on the first Sunday of every month. His work also appears in The New York Times, National Review, and many other magazines and newspapers.

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