Robert L. Gale's An Ambrose Bierce Companion PDF

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 debatable and prolific author, and there's growing to be curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier in the course of the Civil battle, he witnessed bloodshed and the atrocities of conflict. After the struggle, he all started a occupation as a journalist in San Francisco, the place lots of his newspaper columns have been choked with venom and bold. moreover, he wrote conflict tales and stories of the supernatural, besides an collection of poems. this 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 commencing essay overviews Bierce's contribution to literature and journalism, and a chronology summarizes an important occasions in his existence. the majority of the spouse contains alphabetically prepared entries on Bierce's significant works and characters and on old folks and writers who figured prominently in his existence and occupation. therefore the quantity offers 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 publication closes with a particular, common bibliography. due to Bierce's predicament with such a lot of problems with his day, the amount bargains a necessary point of view on American tradition in the course of the time within which he lived.

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Ambrose Bierce used to be born in 1842 and mysteriously disappeared in 1914. in the course of his lifetime, he was once a debatable and prolific author, and there's transforming into curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier through the Civil struggle, he witnessed bloodshed and the atrocities of conflict. After the struggle, he all started a profession as a journalist in San Francisco, the place a lot of his newspaper columns have been full of venom and bold.

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