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United States writer of caustic wit (1842-1914)

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Bierce's "A Horseman in the Sky" is one of the most famous American Civil War stories.
Shennan, Ambrose Bierce, and, less expectedly, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.
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.
Bierce served in the Union army through most of the American Civil War, and later became a famous journalist and essayist.
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.
Betty Jane Bierce, a genuine San Antonio rose born in 1921, had a tough choice: Should she stick with Betty Jane or go with her modeling name, Poni (which had nothing to do with cowgirl skills)?
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.
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.
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".
El politico americano debe ser una especie de santo, amantisimo esposo y padre, atleta, ir a los oficios todos los domingos y ser por encima de todo un patriota (capaz de volar el mundo en pedazos siempre y cuando eso convenga a los intereses norteamericanos) ignorando lo que dijo, creo que fue Ambrose Bierce, que "el patriotismo es el ultimo refugio de los pillos".
Texto de Ambrose Bierce, tomado de Probaditas literarias de la Coleccion Algarabia.
It was reminiscent of the stinging review of an Oscar Wilde lecture by Ambrose Bierce, who wrote that Wilde was a "gawky gowk" who "wanders about posing as a statue of himself." The odd odyssey underscored Mitt's off-putting mix of opacity and insularity.