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Who is Ambrose Bierce?

Ambrose Bierce: Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and compiled a satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters", and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce".

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Google previewThe Unabridged Devil's Dictionary (2001)

by Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 9: Literature by M. Thomas Inge

Ambrose Bierce, in stories such as “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” in Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (1891), also rendered compelling and sometime gory war narratives, albeit without the smoothness of Crane. In the 1920s the southern ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chess Wisdom, 2nd Edition (2003)

by Eric Schiller

Ambrose Bierce Part of becoming a tournament player is learning the etiquette of the game. If you don't behave well, you will soon find yourself without friends in the chess world. Competitive pressures can force even nice, gentle people to act ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Poetry (2014)

The Nineteenth Century by Eric L. Haralson

Vickers Ambrose Bierce by M. E. Grenander Benjamin Paul Blood by ...

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Pray. To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. (Ambrose Bierce)
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