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 turning out to be curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier through the Civil warfare, he witnessed bloodshed and the atrocities of conflict. After the battle, he begun a occupation as a journalist in San Francisco, the place a lot of his newspaper columns have been full of venom and bold. furthermore, he wrote struggle tales and stories of the supernatural, in addition to an collection of poems. this present 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 starting 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 ancient people and writers who figured prominently in his lifestyles and occupation. hence the quantity presents insurance of Bierce's contemporaries, a lot of whom he satirized in his scathing newspaper columns. some of the entries checklist works for extra analyzing, and the publication closes with a particular, basic bibliography. as a result of Bierce's problem with such a lot of problems with his day, the quantity deals a worthy viewpoint on American tradition through the time during which he lived.

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