Damn! A Book of Calumny

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DAMN!
A BOOK OF CALUMNY
By H·L·MENCKEN

DAMN! A BOOK OF CALUMNY

DAMN!
A BOOK OF CALUMNY
BY H. L. MENCKEN

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Second Printing



PHILIP GOODMAN COMPANY
NEW YORK NINETEEN EIGHTEEN

COPYRIGHT 1918 BY
PHILIP GOODMAN COMPANY

CONTENTS

I Pater Patriæ 7
II The Reward of the Artist 9
III The Heroic Considered 10
IV The Burden of Humor 11
V The Saving Grace 13
VI Moral Indignation 14
VII Stable-Names 17
VIII The Jews 19
IX The Comstockian Premiss 22
X The Labial Infamy 23
XI A True Ascetic 28
XII On Lying 30
XIII History 32
XIV The Curse of Civilization 34
XV Eugenics 36
XVI The Jocose Gods 37
XVII War 38
XVIII Moralist and Artist 39
XIX Actors 40
XX The Crowd 45
XXI An American Philosopher 48
XXII Clubs 49
XXIII Fidelis ad Urnum 50
XXIV A Theological Mystery 52
XXV The Test of Truth 53
XXVI Literary Indecencies 54
XXVII Virtuous Vandalism 55
XXVIII A Footnote on the Duel of Sex 60
XXIX Alcohol 64
XXX Thoughts on the Voluptuous 67
XXXI The Holy Estate 69
XXXII Dichtung und Wahrheit 70
XXXIII Wild Shots 71
XXXIV Beethoven 73
XXXV The Tone Art 75
XXXVI Zoos 80
XXXVII On Hearing Mozart 86
XXXVIII The Road to Doubt 87
XXXIX A New Use for Churches 88
XL The Root of Religion 90
XLI Free Will 91
XLII Quid est Veritas? 95)
XLIII The Doubter's Reward 96
XLIV Before the Altar 97
XLV The Mask 98
XLVI Pia Veneziani, poi Cristiani 99
XLVII Off Again, On Again 101
XLVIII Theology 102
XLIX Exemplia Gratia 103


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1956, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.