By Robert L. Gale
Ambrose Bierce was once born in 1842 and mysteriously disappeared in 1914. in the course of his lifetime, he used to be a arguable and prolific author, and there's becoming curiosity in his works. As a Union soldier in the course of 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 jam-packed with venom and bold. furthermore, he wrote battle tales and stories of the supernatural, besides an collection of poems. this day, he's most likely most sensible remembered because the writer of The Devil's Dictionary, initially released as The Cynic's Dictionary in 1906. This reference is a consultant 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 lifestyles. the majority of the significant other contains alphabetically prepared entries on Bierce's significant works and characters and on ancient people and writers who figured prominently in his lifestyles and profession. hence the quantity offers insurance of Bierce's contemporaries, a lot of whom he satirized in his scathing newspaper columns. a few of the entries record works for extra studying, and the publication closes with a particular, basic bibliography. as a result of Bierce's trouble with such a lot of problems with his day, the quantity deals a helpful standpoint on American tradition throughout the time during which he lived.
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An Ambrose Bierce Companion by Robert L. Gale