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  • The Devil’s DictionaryTales Memoirs
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • English
  • 28 February 2018
  • 9781598531022

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The Devil’s DictionaryTales Memoirs review ð 9 read Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub È Ambrose Bierce R S T Joshi’s words for “the meticulous etching of the precise effects of the supernatural upon the sensitive consciousness of his fear raddled protagonists”The Devil’s Dictionary the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades displays to the full his corrosive witIn Bits of Autobiography the series of memoirs that includes the memorable “What I Saw of Shiloh” he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath The volume is rounded out with a selection of the best stories not gathered in the two major collections Acclaimed Bierce scholar Joshi provides detailed notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce’s life and mysterious disappearanc Ambrose Bierce was truly a gifted writer I marvel at his use of vocabulary Never before have I experienced the horror of war as portrayed by Bierce himself a veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War However I soon tired of his short stories and his collection of cynicisms expertly written but each with its uniue and upsetting uirk of fate ending During his day he was known as Bitter Bierce a writer of dark insights and savage wit His The Devil s Dictionary is brilliant but for me his corrosive wit can only be taken in small dosesI was unable to finish this book The Person Readings in Human Nature precise effects of the supernatural upon the sensitive consciousness of his fear raddled The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed protagonists”The Devil’s Dictionary the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades displays to the full his corrosive witIn Bits of Autobiography the series of memoirs that includes the memorable “What I Saw of Shiloh” he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath The volume is rounded out with a selection of the best stories not gathered in the two major collections Acclaimed Bierce scholar Joshi L'Armée du Salut provides detailed notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce’s life and mysterious disappearanc Ambrose Bierce was truly a gifted writer I marvel at his use of vocabulary Never before have I experienced the horror of war as Desolation Angels The Big Empty #3 portrayed by Bierce himself a veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War However I soon tired of his short stories and his collection of cynicisms expertly written but each with its uniue and upsetting uirk of fate ending During his day he was known as Bitter Bierce a writer of dark insights and savage wit His The Devil s Dictionary is brilliant but for me his corrosive wit can only be taken in small dosesI was unable to finish this book

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The Devil’s DictionaryTales Memoirs

The Devil’s DictionaryTales Memoirs review ð 9 read Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub È Ambrose Bierce Ierce’s writings In the Midst of Life Tales of Soldiers and Civilians his collection of short fiction about the Civil War which includes the masterpieces “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “Chickamauga” is suffused with a fiercely ironic sense of the horror and randomness of war Close up portraits of life in camp and on the battlefield offer uniue often startling perspectives on the war whose after echoes pervade Bierce’s writingCan Such Things Be brings together “The Death of Halpin Frayser” “The Damned Thing” “The Moonlit Road” and other tales of terror that make Bierce the genre’s most significant American practitioner between Poe and Lovecraft These tales are notable in edito I do not recall where I first ran across the name of Ambrose Bierce but I am glad I did He is a hidden American literary treasure from the second half of the 19th centuryThis Library of America volume contains his masterpiece The Devil s Dictionary a witty sarcastic and sometimes cynical commentary on human nature Some examples includeFrog a reptile with edible legs Friendship a ship big enough to carry two in fair weather but only one in foul and Hand a singular instrument worn at the end of the human arm and commonly thrust into somebody s pocketThe volume also contains many short stories which include an ounce of O Henry a pinch of Poe a splash of Serling and a touch of Twain His best are those about soldiers in the Civil War and those bits of autobiography about Civil War battles both showing insights not seen by historians I have readI did not find his stories about the supernatural as appealing but all of them were richly descriptiveThe final story is an outstanding satire of America in the late 19th centuryBierce s real life story ends like some of his stories he simply disappeared somewhere in Mexico and no one knows what happened to him Under Fire In The Middle East portraits of life in camp and on the battlefield offer uniue often startling LMNO Pea uel perspectives on the war whose after echoes Saint Charbel pervade Bierce’s writingCan Such Things Be brings together “The Death of Halpin Frayser” “The Damned Thing” “The Moonlit Road” and other tales of terror that make Bierce the genre’s most significant American World Religions A Sourcebook for Students of Christian Theology practitioner between Poe and Lovecraft These tales are notable in edito I do not recall where I first ran across the name of Ambrose Bierce but I am glad I did He is a hidden American literary treasure from the second half of the 19th centuryThis Library of America volume contains his masterpiece The Devil s Dictionary a witty sarcastic and sometimes cynical commentary on human nature Some examples includeFrog a reptile with edible legs Friendship a ship big enough to carry two in fair weather but only one in foul and Hand a singular instrument worn at the end of the human arm and commonly thrust into somebody s Advanced ECG Boards And Beyond pocketThe volume also contains many short stories which include an ounce of O Henry a Advanced ECG 2nd ED pinch of Poe a splash of Serling and a touch of Twain His best are those about soldiers in the Civil War and those bits of autobiography about Civil War battles both showing insights not seen by historians I have readI did not find his stories about the supernatural as appealing but all of them were richly descriptiveThe final story is an outstanding satire of America in the late 19th centuryBierce s real life story ends like some of his stories he simply disappeared somewhere in Mexico and no one knows what happened to him

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The Devil’s DictionaryTales Memoirs review ð 9 read Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub È Ambrose Bierce A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the civil War among them Shiloh Chickamauga Missionary Ridge and Kennesaw Mountain Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and most death haunted of American writers the blackest of black humorists A prolific journalist who made himself a dominant figure in the emerging literary culture of postwar san Francisco Bierce developed a style of slashing sarcasm that made him a feared antagonist As a short story writer whether drawing on wartime experiences or exploring realms of supernatural and psychological horror he used extreme situations to give voice to his uniuely engrossing brand of pessimismThis volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of B A narrow and dark lane in downtown San Francisco is named after Ambrose Bierce who lived and worked here as a reporter after the Civil War Although many point to his ghost story and somewhat witty devil s dictionary pieces as his signature his war short fiction and autobiographical journalisitc war pieces including the stunning What I Saw of Shiloh have a force style and feeling you find in The Iliad Red Badge of Courage the WWI literature Hemingway and in one piece Coup de Grace Catch 22 I found a NYT blog about his wartime work I liked as a summary of why the writing is so importanthttpsopinionatorblogsnytimescomAs a San Franciscan I enjoyed also some of the lighter stories the ghoulish occasionally tiresome ghost stories are sweet compared to the real war narratives when they mention streets of the city and how they looked then and its inhabitants Speaking of ghoulish Oil of Dog will remind you of Sondheim s Sweeney ToddSome critics call him a foreruner or influence on later authors who wrote about war true but he s good in his own right from a style period he had to wrench into saying something different