H. L. Mencken Quote

It seems to me that you are better off, as a writer and as an American, in a small town than you'd be in New York. I thoroughly detest New York, though I have to go there very often.... Have you ever noticed that no American writer of any consequence lives in Manhattan? Dreiser tried it (after many years in the Bronx), but finally moved to California.


Letters (ed. 1961)

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It seems to me that you are better off, as a writer and as an American, in a small town than you'd be in New York. I thoroughly detest New York,...

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It seems to me that you are better off, as a writer and as an American, in a small town than you'd be in New York. I thoroughly detest New York,...

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It seems to me that you are better off, as a writer and as an American, in a small town than you'd be in New York. I thoroughly detest New York,...

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It seems to me that you are better off, as a writer and as an American, in a small town than you'd be in New York. I thoroughly detest New York,...