Serpent in Eden
H. L. Mencken and the South
By Fred C. Hobson Jr.
258 pp., 6 x 9
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9687-7
Published: July 2010
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3947-5
Published: October 2017
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Originally published in 1974.
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About the Author
Fred Hobson is professor of American literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-editor of the Southern Literary Journal.
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"It is amazing, when one thinks about it, that no one had thought of doing what Fred Hobson does in this able and entertaining essay; tracing, that is, the intriguing public and private relationship between Baltimore's 'intellectual bombardier' and southern literati of the twenties." -- Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., in the National Review
"An engrossing study of this pivotal era and of H.L. Mencken's role as Voltaire to the southern literary renaissance...By concentrating on one seemingly narrow issue, Hobson illuminates the whole inturned debate on southern tradition and values."--Times Literary Supplement