This book was published in Baltimore on Mencken Day, September 15, 2007, to commemorate what is believed to be the world premiere of the only opera on a text by H.L. Mencken, The Artist: A Drama Without Words. The experimental play of the same name, on which it was based, was first published by Mencken in 1912.
An opera by H.L. Mencken, Louis Cheslock, and Ludwig van Beethoven
Essays by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers and Roger Brunyate
Forward by David S. Thaler
Paperback, 43 pages