Ambrose Bierce

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United States writer of caustic wit (1842-1914)

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Session: Ambrose Bierce panel; Thursday, May 30, 3:30-4:50 p.
There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know - Ambrose Bierce
5 million words, more than his fellow San Franciscan Danielle Steel, all edged with a wryness evoking earlier scribblers here such as Dashiell Hammett, Mark Twain and Ambrose Bierce.
Among earlier writers are Joseph Addison, Ambrose Bierce, Daniel Defoe, Karl Marx, and Thomas Paine.
With the contributions of Ambrose Bierce, commencing in 1881, The Wasp likely achieved its greatest readership and impact.
Having seen how easily such inferences (or "cons," or "swindles") can invade our thinking via language, perhaps the reader will now understand why Burroughs picked the "virus" metaphor, or why Ambrose Bierce chose the term "charms.
We applaud that in principle, although in practice the definition of 'to consult' most accurately followed is often that of the American humorist Ambrose Bierce - 'to seek approval for a course of action already decided upon'.
The Devil's Topographer: Ambrose Bierce And The American War Story tells one who was billed 'the first writer of fiction ever to treat war realistically'.
Whenever you want a cynical and realistic take on a word turn to Ambrose Bierce and The Devil's Dictionary.
ESSENTIAL BIERCE: SELECTION OF THE WRITINGS OF AMBROSE BIERCE comes from an American critic, poet and editor who was admired for his role as a literary despot of the West Coast.
This little novella is a fast, entertaining read right to the finish, reminiscent of an Ambrose Bierce tale.
A dent on the side of the hard drive is a permanent reminder of the unsavoury scenes that transpired one evening when an Ashley Brook Report simply disappeared without trace, just like Ambrose Bierce, three paragraphs from the end.
The Wasp, a satirical magazine known for its stinging editorials and political cartoons, was edited by Ambrose Bierce, who regarded the engineering talent of Charles Crocker as "merely a natural instinct inherited from his public spirited ancestor, the man who dug the postholes on Mount Calvary.
Who can resist the romantic finality of the farewells of Ambrose Bierce or Hart Crane?