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The Constant Circle: H. L. Mencken and his Friends

Mayfield, Sara
New York: Delacorte Press, 1968
First edition, with dust jacket


The Constant Circle is a warm, intimate, personalized portrait of a complex and at times contradictory man, as seen through the eyes of a friend and confidante of long standing.  It presents a man who excelled as a journalist, editor, critic and author and who was famous for his violent and vitriolic attacks on the hypocrisy, stupidity and bigotry of much of American life as he saw ityet a man who in private life was a gentle, compassionate and loving husband.  The book is based largely on unpublished letters, diaries, notes and private conversations.  It is a unique and valuable contribution to Menckeniana.dust jacket


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