By Robert L. Gale
Ambrose Bierce used to be 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 starting to be curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier through the Civil warfare, he witnessed bloodshed and the atrocities of conflict. After the battle, he all started a profession as a journalist in San Francisco, the place lots of his newspaper columns have been packed with venom and bold. additionally, he wrote warfare tales and stories of the supernatural, in addition to an collection of poems. at the present time, 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 existence 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 includes alphabetically prepared entries on Bierce's significant works and characters and on ancient folks and writers who figured prominently in his lifestyles and profession. therefore the amount presents assurance of Bierce's contemporaries, a lot of whom he satirized in his scathing newspaper columns. a number of the entries record works for additional studying, and the e-book closes with a specific, common bibliography. due to Bierce's drawback with such a lot of problems with his day, the amount deals a worthy point of view on American tradition throughout the time within which he lived.
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