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 growing to be curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier through the Civil warfare, he witnessed bloodshed and the atrocities of conflict. After the warfare, he begun a profession as a journalist in San Francisco, the place lots of his newspaper columns have been choked with venom and bold. moreover, he wrote struggle 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 advisor to his existence and writings.
An beginning essay overviews Bierce's contribution to literature and journalism, and a chronology summarizes an important occasions in his existence. the majority of the spouse includes alphabetically prepared entries on Bierce's significant works and characters and on ancient people and writers who figured prominently in his existence and profession. therefore the quantity offers insurance of Bierce's contemporaries, lots of whom he satirized in his scathing newspaper columns. some of the entries record works for additional analyzing, and the e-book closes with a specific, basic bibliography. as a result of Bierce's obstacle with such a lot of problems with his day, the quantity deals a useful point of view on American tradition in the course of the time within which he lived.
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