By Robert L. Gale
Ambrose Bierce was once born in 1842 and mysteriously disappeared in 1914. in the course of his lifetime, he used to be a arguable and prolific author, and there's growing to be curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier in the course of the Civil battle, he witnessed bloodshed and the atrocities of conflict. After the conflict, he begun a occupation as a journalist in San Francisco, the place a lot of his newspaper columns have been packed with venom and bold. additionally, he wrote battle tales and stories of the supernatural, in addition to an collection of poems. this day, he's most likely top remembered because the writer of The Devil's Dictionary, initially released as The Cynic's Dictionary in 1906. This reference is a consultant to his lifestyles and writings.
An starting essay overviews Bierce's contribution to literature and journalism, and a chronology summarizes crucial occasions in his lifestyles. the majority of the spouse includes alphabetically prepared entries on Bierce's significant works and characters and on ancient folks and writers who figured prominently in his existence and profession. hence the amount presents assurance of Bierce's contemporaries, lots of whom he satirized in his scathing newspaper columns. the various entries record works for additional analyzing, and the ebook closes with a specific, normal bibliography. due to Bierce's drawback with such a lot of problems with his day, the quantity bargains a necessary viewpoint on American tradition through the time within which he lived.
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