Ambrose Bierce

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United States writer of caustic wit (1842-1914)

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Driving through the Chihuahua Desert, they retrace the route of nineteenth-century American writer Ambrose Bierce (who disappeared during the Mexican Revolution) and try to piece together their lives after a devastating incident involving their adolescent son.
The two stories I analyze in order to show their distinctiveness are "One of the Missing" (1888) by the US-American writer Ambrose Bierce and "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]" ("The Manuscript from Kitab-An") by Macedonian writer Vlada Uroshevic.
(19) Ambrose Bierce, "The Coup de Grace" (1889),
Norman Mailer's fiction reflects a subjective quality, also tied to his "New Journalism." This subjective quality used in Mailer's war fiction and reporting owes a great debt to the war writings of the Civil War authors Ambrose Bierce and Stephen Crane.
'Speak when you're angry and you'll give the best speech you'll ever regret,'' said Ambrose Bierce. The gerat activist/playwright Larry Kramer would beg to disagree.
ANSWERS: 1 Ambrose Bierce; 2 The North Sea; 3 Let it stand; 4 Medium-dry; 5 Balsa; 6 Arthur Miller; 7 The sound of two drumsticks hitting almost simultaneously; 8 On the Isle of Wight; 9 A cube; 10 Forty-three.
A quick glance through the A and B sections of the Index, for example, reveals references to Henry Adams, Aeschylus, Bagehot, Barbey d'Aurevilly, Kingsley Amis, Antisthenes the Cynic, Hannah Arendt, Gertrude Atherton, Letitia Baldridge, Balzac, Barres, Clive Bell, Hilaire Belloc, Aphra Ben, Saul Bellow, Ambrose Bierce, Louis de Bonald, William Buckley, Robert Bork, Bossuet, Ted Bundy, Jacob Burckhardt, Edmund Burke, and James Burnham.
Ambrose Bierce said that war was "God's way of teaching Americans geography." Although our geographic illiteracy has grown over the past decades, geography still dominates strategy and geopolitics.
But one need only glance at the stories of Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Bierce, or the grim reality chronicled in books like Wisconsin Death Trip, to realize that there was also an undercurrent of madness, despair, and scientific ignorance.
beauty, was a confidante of Ambrose Bierce and a source of romantic
By Eric S Margolis/New York The wicked 19th century American cynic Ambrose Bierce defined diplomacy in his "Devil's Dictionary" as "the patriotic art of lying for one's country".