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A veteran of a few of the bloodiest battles of the Civil struggle, Ambrose Bierce went directly to develop into one of many darkest and such a lot demise 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 existence (Tales of squaddies and Civilians), his number of brief fiction in regards to the Civil warfare, along with the masterpieces "An incidence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic feel of the horror and randomness of struggle. Can Such issues Be? brings jointly "The dying 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 bright lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce labored for many years, screens to the whole his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the sequence of memoirs that comes with the memorable "What I observed of Shiloh," he recreates his reviews within the warfare and its aftermath. the amount is rounded out with a range of his top uncollected tales. Acclaimed Bierce pupil S. T. Joshi presents precise notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's lifestyles and mysterious disappearance.

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