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 transforming into curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier throughout the Civil warfare, he witnessed bloodshed and the atrocities of conflict. After the warfare, he started a profession as a journalist in San Francisco, the place a lot of his newspaper columns have been packed with venom and bold. moreover, he wrote struggle tales and stories of the supernatural, besides 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 lifestyles and writings.
An establishing essay overviews Bierce's contribution to literature and journalism, and a chronology summarizes an important occasions in his lifestyles. the majority of the spouse contains alphabetically prepared entries on Bierce's significant works and characters and on old individuals and writers who figured prominently in his lifestyles and profession. therefore the amount presents insurance of Bierce's contemporaries, a lot of whom he satirized in his scathing newspaper columns. a few of the entries record works for additional studying, and the ebook closes with a specific, normal bibliography. due to Bierce's situation with such a lot of problems with his day, the quantity bargains a beneficial point of view on American tradition throughout the time within which he lived.
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An Ambrose Bierce Companion by Robert L. Gale