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 arguable and prolific author, and there's starting to be curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier through the Civil conflict, he witnessed bloodshed and the atrocities of conflict. After the battle, 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. additionally, he wrote battle tales and stories of the supernatural, besides 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 commencing essay overviews Bierce's contribution to literature and journalism, and a chronology summarizes an important occasions in his lifestyles. the majority of the significant other contains alphabetically prepared entries on Bierce's significant works and characters and on historic folks and writers who figured prominently in his existence and profession. hence the amount presents assurance of Bierce's contemporaries, a lot of whom he satirized in his scathing newspaper columns. the various entries record works for extra interpreting, and the booklet closes with a specific, basic bibliography. due to Bierce's trouble with such a lot of problems with his day, the quantity bargains a necessary viewpoint on American tradition in the course of the time during which he lived.
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