Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913)

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913)

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 - after 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and his satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work along with his vehemence as a critic, with his motto "nothing matters" earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce. " Despite his reputation as a searing critic, however, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including poet George Sterling and fiction writer W. C. Morrow. Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories. This style often includes a cold open, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, the theme of war, and impossible events. In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that country's ongoing revolution. While traveling with rebel troops, the elderly writer disappeared without a trace.

[An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge | Diccionario Del Diablo | El Incidente Del Puente Del Buho | The Damned Thing | A Cynic Looks At Life | Black Beetles In Amber | Can Such Things Be | Fantastic Fables | Present At A Hanging And Other Ghost Stories | The Collected Works Of Ambrose Bierce | The Devil Dictionary | The Fiend Delight | The Parenticide Club | A Fruitless Assignment | A Horseman In The Sky | A Jug Of Sirup | A Wireless Message | An Heiress From Redhorse | George Thurston Three Incidents In The Life Of A Man | Killed At Resaca | Moxon Master | My Favorite Murder | One Of The Missing | One Summer Night | Shapes Of Clay | The Collected Works Of Ambrose Bierce Volume 8 | The Difficulty Of Crossing A Field | The Haunted Valley | The Isle Of Pines | The Man And The Snake | The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot | The Shadow On The Dial And Other Essays | The Spook House | Write It Right]

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