New PDF release: Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs:

By Ambrose Bierce,S.T. Joshi

A veteran of a few of the bloodiest battles of the Civil warfare, Ambrose Bierce went directly to develop into one of many darkest and such a lot dying 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 lifestyles (Tales of infantrymen and Civilians), his selection of brief fiction in regards to the Civil warfare, inclusive of the masterpieces "An prevalence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic experience of the horror and randomness of conflict. Can Such issues Be? brings jointly "The demise of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and different stories of terror that make Bierce the genre's most important American practitioner among Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the intense lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce labored for many years, monitors to the total his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the sequence of memoirs that incorporates the memorable "What I observed of Shiloh," he recreates his stories within the battle and its aftermath. the amount is rounded out with a range of his most sensible uncollected tales. Acclaimed Bierce pupil S. T. Joshi offers targeted notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's lifestyles and mysterious disappearance.

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