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Ambrose Bierce (novelist)

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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".

  • also known as Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce, Bitter Bierce
  • born on (172 years ago) in Meigs County, child of Marcus Aurelius Bierce and Laura Sherwood Bierce
  • nationality: United States of America
  • religion: Atheism
  • profession: Writer, journalist, novelist, author, satirist
  • Marriage with Mary Ellen Day between and (32 years)
  • parent of
  • died in (100 years ago) in Chihuahua
  • written works: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", "Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories", "Tales of Soldiers and Civilians", "A Much Misunderstood Man: Selected Letters of Ambrose Bierce", "The Fiend's Delight", "The Collected Fables of Ambrose Bierce", "The Fall of the Republic and Other Political Satires", "A Sole Survivor: Bits of Autobiography", "Shapes of Clay", "Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce", "Cobwebs from an Empty Skull", "Can Such Things Be?", "The Stories and Fables of Ambrose Bierce", "The monk and the hangman's daughter", "Ten tales", "The unabridged devil's dictionary", "The dance of death", "Fantastic fables", "The complete short stories of Ambrose Bierce", "The letters of Ambrose Bierce", "A collection of Bierce letters", "The short fiction of Ambrose Bierce", "A son of the gods", "The moonlit road, and other ghost and horror stories", "Shadows of blue and gray", "The Devil's Dictionary", "In the midst of life, and other tales", "The enlarged Devil's dictionary", "Black beetles in amber", "Poems of Ambrose Bierce", "Skepticism and dissent", "Seven fables", "Selections from Prattle", "Nuggets and dust", "DicionĂ¡rio do diabo", "Phantoms of a blood-stained period", "Battle sketches", "Essential Bierce", "Diabolical definitions", "The sardonic humor of Ambrose Bierce", "The shadow on the dial", "A Vision of Doom", "The Damned Thing", "The collected works of Ambrose Bierce", "Small contributions", "Write it right", "The devil's ABC", "An invocation", "One of the missing", "Bivouac of the Dead"
  • film written: My Name Is Boffer Bings

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