By Robert L. Gale
Ambrose Bierce was once born in 1842 and mysteriously disappeared in 1914. in the course of his lifetime, he was once a arguable and prolific author, and there's starting to be curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier throughout the Civil struggle, he witnessed bloodshed and the atrocities of conflict. After the warfare, he all started a occupation as a journalist in San Francisco, the place lots of his newspaper columns have been full of venom and bold. moreover, he wrote conflict tales and stories of the supernatural, besides an collection of poems. this present day, he's most likely most sensible remembered because the writer of The Devil's Dictionary, initially released as The Cynic's Dictionary in 1906. This reference is a advisor to his lifestyles and writings.
An establishing essay overviews Bierce's contribution to literature and journalism, and a chronology summarizes crucial occasions in his existence. the majority of the spouse contains alphabetically prepared entries on Bierce's significant works and characters and on old people and writers who figured prominently in his lifestyles and profession. therefore the quantity offers assurance of Bierce's contemporaries, lots of whom he satirized in his scathing newspaper columns. a few of the entries checklist works for extra interpreting, and the e-book closes with a particular, normal bibliography. due to Bierce's quandary with such a lot of problems with his day, the amount bargains a worthy point of view on American tradition throughout the time during which he lived.
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