Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs: by Ambrose Bierce,S.T. Joshi PDF

By Ambrose Bierce,S.T. Joshi

A veteran of a few of the bloodiest battles of the Civil conflict, Ambrose Bierce went directly to turn into one of many darkest and such a lot loss of life haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This quantity gathers the main celebrated and demanding of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of existence (Tales of squaddies and Civilians), his number of brief fiction concerning the Civil warfare, along with the masterpieces "An prevalence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic feel of the horror and randomness of warfare. Can Such issues Be? brings jointly "The loss of life of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and different stories of terror that make Bierce the genre's most vital American practitioner among Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the bright lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce labored for many years, screens to the complete his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the sequence of memoirs that incorporates the memorable "What I observed of Shiloh," he recreates his studies within the warfare and its aftermath. the amount is rounded out with a variety of his top uncollected tales. Acclaimed Bierce pupil S. T. Joshi offers unique notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's lifestyles and mysterious disappearance.

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