Authors

Authors

Henry Louis Mencken (1880–1956), the “Sage of Baltimore,” was an American journalist, essayist, and magazine editor. He was one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. Mencken is best known for his writings on the American language and his acerbic commentary on American life, literature, and culture.

  • H. L. Mencken, The Passing of a Profit and Other Forgotten Stories, edited by Douglas Olson

 

Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle (1818–1894) was a leading French poet of the Parnassian movement.

  • Leconte de Lisle, Barbaric Poems, translated by Greg Johnson