By H. L. Mencken
Edited and annotated by means of H.L.M., it is a choice from his out-of-print writings. they arrive regularly from books—the six of the PREJUDICES sequence, A e-book OF BURLESQUES, IN protection of girls, NOTES ON DEMOCRACY, creating a PRESIDENT, A e-book OF CALUMNY, TREATISE ON correct AND WRONG—but there also are journal and newspaper items that by no means bought among covers (from the yankee Mercury, the shrewdpermanent Set, and the Baltimore night sunlight) and a few notes that have been by no means formerly released in any respect.
Readers will locate edification and entertainment in his estimates of numerous Americans—Woodrow Wilson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Roosevelt I and Roosevelt II, James Gibbons Huneker, Rudolph Valentino, Calvin Coolidge, Ring Lardner, Theodore Dreiser, and Walt Whitman. these musically susceptible will take pleasure in his items on Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner, and there's fabric for 100 controversies in his decisions on Joseph Conrad, Thorstein Veblen, Nietzsche, and Madame Blavatsky.
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In our view, discipline-specific writing assignments in Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing in the Disciplines (WID) programs in research-oriented universities often fail to achieve their avowed purpose precisely because research faculty have little experience and less interest in the teaching of writing and are disinclined to remedy that situation. Prompts prepared by these faculty members often tend either to ignore the rhetorical situation completely or to stipulate it more stringently than is necessary or useful.
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