Poems of Ambrose Bierce

by Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-192) and indexes.

Statementedited and introduced by M.E. Grenander.
ContributionsGrenander, M. E. 1918-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS1097 .A6 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxli, 202 p. ;
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1089656M
ISBN 100803212461
LC Control Number94013761

  Ambrose "Bitter" Bierce has constructed a dictionary from a particularly nefarious point-of-view, and it is hilarious! His word choices for his dictionary are clever and idiosyncratic, as are his uses of archaic words (even in his own time), his actual neologisms, and his accompanying poetry for words, all written by different, mysterious Reviews: With a Book. by Ambrose Bierce. Words shouting, singing, smiling, frowning-- Sense lacking. Ah, nothing, more obscure than Browning, Save blacking. Tags: Short Poems. All poems are shown free of charge for educational purposes only in accordance with fair use guidelines. If we have inadvertently included a copyrighted poem that the. The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American Civil War soldier, journalist, and writer Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by humorous and satirical definitions. The lexicon was written over three decades as a series of installments for magazines and newspapers. Bierce's witty definitions were imitated and plagiarized for years before he . George Sterling (December 1, – Novem ) was an American writer based in the San Francisco, California Bay Area and was considered a prominent poet and playwright and proponent of Bohemianism during the first quarter of the twentieth century. His work was admired by writers as diverse as Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Theodore Dreiser, .

Publishes books and journals especially in American history, the American West, and Native American studies. Cathy N. Davidson, author of The Experimental Fictions of Ambrose Bierce, shows that Bierce, in form and mood, left behind the writers of his time and anticipated those of our own. Also of Interest. Poems of Ambrose Bierce. Ambrose. Books: Popular Poets: Langston Hughes Shel Silverstein Pablo Neruda Maya Angelou Edgar Allan Poe Robert Frost Emily Dickinson Elizabeth Barrett Browning E. E. Cummings Walt Whitman Ambrose Bierce Poems: Back to Poems Page: Elegy by Ambrose Bierce. The cur foretells the knell of parting day;.   However some poems ran as much as five pages and were narrative poems. I enjoyed his morbid poetry (on death, mortality, corruption, sin), striking in the direction of the Romantic poets of the early 19th century and of the many depressing poems by Edgar Allan Poe. However, Bierce is no Poe, and his poems do not stand up.3/5(3). Enjoy the best Ambrose Bierce Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Ambrose Bierce, American Journalist, Born J Share with your friends.

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From the late s through the early Pages: Bierce published two books of poetry, Black Beetles in Amber () and Shapes of Clay (), which were later published as the fourth and fifth volumes in his Collected Works (). A talented critic and satirist, his poems and other works were published in numerous newspaper columns for over 40 years, beginning with the Californian.

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But I will stick to Bierce. who is an uncompromising and utterly compelling writer and poet/5. Known for his satirical wit and sardonic view of human nature, Ambrose Bierce earned the nickname "Bitter Bierce." His mocking cynicism is on full display in The Devil's Dictionary, a work that originally appeared under the title The Cynic’s Word humorous and often strikingly insightful book is always worth a casual visit as he takes his turn handing out striking.

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (J – circa ) was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.

His story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" has been described as "one of Born: Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce, J. Ambrose Bierce (?) was born in Meigs County, Ohio, as the tenth of thirteen children of Marcus and Laura Bierce.

Each of the children was given a name beginning with the letter "A". Bierce's father had a large private library, and he spent much time with the books - his name Marcus Aurelius was given after the famous Roman emperor. Words shouting, singing, smiling, frowning-- Sense lacking.

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Dubbed "Bitter Bierce" for his vitriolic wit and biting satire, his fame rests largely on a celebrated compilation of barbed epigrams, The Devil's Dictionary, and a book of short. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist.

Today, he is probably best-known for his short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and his satirical lexicon The Devil's Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters" and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work all earned him.

Ambrose Bierce's literary reputation is based primarily on his short stories about the Civil War and the supernatural—a body of work that makes up a relatively small part of his total output.

Often compared to the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, these stories share an. ''Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.'' Ambrose Bierce (), U.S.

author. Ambrose Bierce has books on Goodreads with ratings. Ambrose Bierce’s most popular book is An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Ambrose Bierce was a journalist, short story writer, poet, and satirist who wrote about the culture around him with fearlessness and wit.

He was one of the most popular writers of his time, and his book The Devil’s Dictionary, a collection of skewering aphorisms, remains a classic. Bierce disappeared mysteriously after deciding to go to war-torn Mexico at the age of seventy-one.

The Devil's Dictionary (), repr. In Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, vol. 7 (). This collection was given the title The Cynic's Word Book for its original publication, though Bierce's definitions first appeared in newspapers under the more famous name, The Devil's Dictionary, the title of the enlarged edition.

The King in Yellow. The city was later used more extensively in Robert W. Chambers' book of short horror stories published intitled The King in rs had read Bierce's work and borrowed a few additional names from his work, including Hali and Hastur.

In Chambers' stories, and within the apocryphal play titled The King in Yellow, which is mentioned several. In Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, vol.

7 (). ''Pray. To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.''. Ambrose Bierce was a journalist, short story writer, poet, and satirist who wrote about the culture around him with fearlessness and wit.

He was one of the most popular writers of his time, and his book The Devil’s Dictionary, a collection of skewering aphorisms, remains a classic.

Ambrose Bierce is one of the most colorful figures in American literary history. A writer whose Devil's Dictionary remains the delight of misanthropes and fans of satire throughout the English-speaking world, he was also a master of the short story form.

From the late s through the early s, he worked as a journalist, gaining wide renown in the s and s as a. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce was born Jin rural Meigs County, Ohio and grew up in Kosciusko County, Indiana. He attended high school in Warsaw, Indiana. Throughout his career, Ambrose was an editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist.

His cynical and often fervent views as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce". All of Ambrose Bierce Poems. Ambrose Bierce Poetry Collection from Famous Poets and Poems.

Ambrose Bierce ( – ?), best known as journalist, satirist and short story writer. Cynical in outlook, economical in style; Bierce vanished while an observer with Pancho Villa’s army. Four grotesque short stories about murder within the family, seen through the gently innocent eyes of family members usually the murderer himself.

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (J - after Decem ) was an American poet, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, Bierce is best known for his short story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and his satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary.

The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work,along with his vehemence as a literary Died: disappearedMexico. With a Book by Ambrose Bierce - Words shouting, singing, smiling, frowning-- Sense lacking. Ah, nothing, more obscure than Browning, Save blacking. Poems of Ambrose Bierce By Ambrose Bierce; M.

Grenander University of Nebraska Press, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Bierce (c. ) is perhaps best-known for his Devil’s Dictionary, although he also wrote ghost stories and poetry.

In this light poem, Bierce addresses a ‘friend’ who has changed his political allegiances. Emma Lazarus, ‘The New Colossus’.This poem is in the public domain.

Ambrose Bierce ( -presumed) was born in Ohio, then raised on a farm in Indiana in a very large family with little money, but lots of books. He embarked on a newspaper career at the age of fifteen but, four years later, enlisted in the Union army and gave distinctive service there for many years.Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Poems of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce (, Trade Paperback) at the best .