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 debatable and prolific author, and there's transforming into curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier in the course of the Civil conflict, he witnessed bloodshed and the atrocities of conflict. After the struggle, 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. moreover, he wrote warfare 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 consultant to his lifestyles and writings.
An starting essay overviews Bierce's contribution to literature and journalism, and a chronology summarizes an important occasions in his existence. the majority of the significant other includes alphabetically prepared entries on Bierce's significant works and characters and on historic folks and writers who figured prominently in his existence and occupation. therefore the quantity presents assurance of Bierce's contemporaries, lots of whom he satirized in his scathing newspaper columns. a few of the entries record works for extra interpreting, and the e-book closes with a specific, basic bibliography. as a result of Bierce's challenge with such a lot of problems with his day, the amount deals a beneficial point of view on American tradition throughout the time within which he lived.
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