An Ambrose Bierce Companion

An Ambrose Bierce Companion

Along with a chronology, the volume includes several hundred alphabetically arranged entries on Bierce's major works and characters and on historical persons and writers who figured prominently in his life.

Author: Robert L. Gale

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313311307

Category: History

Page: 333

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Ambrose Bierce was born in 1842 and mysteriously disappeared in 1914. During his lifetime, he was a controversial and prolific writer, and there is a growing interest in his work. His experiences as a Union soldier during the Civil War provided him with material for some of the best American war literature ever written. In addition to his war stories, he wrote tales of the supernatural and a vast body of newspaper columns, which are among the most venomous and daring ever published. This reference is a guide to his life and writings. Along with a chronology, the volume includes several hundred alphabetically arranged entries on Bierce's major works and characters and on historical persons and writers who figured prominently in his life. Many of the entries supply bibliographic information, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.
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Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death

Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death

See especially Russell Duncan and David J. Klooster, eds., Phantoms of a BloodStained Period: The Complete Civil War Writings of Ambrose Bierce (2002); Robert L. Gale, An Ambrose Bierce Companion (2001); and three works edited by ...

Author: Sharon Talley

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572336902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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“Sharon Talley draws on psychoanalytic theory to illuminate the connections between Bierce’s life and works, without ever losing sight of the historical contexts—especially his experience in the Civil War—that also shaped his creativity. This judicious and comprehensive book will give a major boost to the reassessment of Bierce’s place in American letters.” —Peter L. Rudnytsky, author of Reading Psychoanalysis: Freud, Rank, Ferenczi, Groddeck Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death uses psychoanalytic theory in combination with historical, cultural, and literary contexts to examine the complex motif of death in a full range of Bierce’s writings. Scholarly interest in Bierce, whose work has long been undervalued, has grown significantly in recent years. This new book contributes to the ongoing reassessment by providing new contexts for joining the texts in his canon in meaningful ways. Previous attempts to consider Bierce from a psychological perspective have been superficial, often reductive Freudian readings of individual stories such as “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “The Death of Halpin Frayser.” This new volume not only updates these interpretations with insights from post-Freudian theorists but uses contemporary death theory as a framework to analyze the sources and expressions of Bierce’s attitudes about death and dying. This approach makes it possible to discern links among texts that resolve some of the still puzzling ambiguities that have—until now—precluded a fuller understanding of both the man and his writings. Lively and engaging, Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death adds valuable new insights not only to the study of Bierce but to that of nineteenth-century American literature in general. Sharon Talley is the author of the Student Companion to Herman Melville. Her articles have been published in Nineteenth-Century Prose, American Imago, and the Journal of Men’s Studies. She is associate professor of English at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Focus On 100 Most Popular American Agnostics

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Agnostics

Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company By Roy Morris ^ The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8 Epigrams, On With the Dance, Negligible Tales ^ An Ambrose Bierce Companion By Robert L. Gale pg. 31 ^ Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad ...

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The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce Illustrated

The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce  Illustrated

The Novellas, The Short Story Collections, The Poetry Collection, The Non-Fiction, Ambrose Bierce: A Biography by Carey McWilliams Ambrose Bierce. I was upon the point of directing my companions' attention to the dreadful spectacle, ...

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2300000139686

Category: Fiction

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Ambrose Bierce is considered a modern master of the short story. A soldier with the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861-1865), his experiences as a soldier influenced his writing. While no anthology would be complete without "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", this collection of Bierce’s stories includes ghost stories, tales of war, humorous episodes, stinging aphorisms, and political articles. The Novellas The Short Story Collections The Poetry Collection The Non-Fiction Ambrose Bierce: A Biography by Carey McWilliams
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A Mickey Spillane Companion

A Mickey Spillane Companion

Hundreds of A-Z entries detail the plots and characters of one of America's greatest mystery writers.

Author: Robert L. Gale

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313323348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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Hundreds of A-Z entries detail the plots and characters of one of America's greatest mystery writers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

When the Confederate attack came, one of Bierce's companions, a Captain Dawson of Brig. Gen. Thomas Wood's staff, could not bear to watch. "It is all up with us," Dawson told Bierce despairingly.

Author: Roy Morris

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195126280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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Chronicles the life and career of the acerbic author, from his youth, through his experiences during the Civil War, to his 1913 disappearance in revolution-torn Mexico
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ambrose Bierce A Biography by Carey Mcwilliams Delphi Classics Illustrated

Ambrose Bierce  A Biography by Carey Mcwilliams   Delphi Classics  Illustrated

Bierce once expressed his feeling in his column of “Prattle”: “Time was, in that far fair world of youth where I went ... Not heeding their warning to stop, he kept on following the group and was shot dead by one of Bierce's companions.

Author: Carey Mcwilliams

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781786564443

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Ambrose Bierce: A Biography by Carey Mcwilliams’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Bierce includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Ambrose Bierce: A Biography by Carey Mcwilliams’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Bierce’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
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New Makers of Modern Culture

New Makers of Modern Culture

Clifton Fadiman (1946); Paul Fatout, Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Lexicographer (1951); M. C. Grenander, Ambrose Bierce ... Roy Morris Jr, Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company (1995); Robert L. Gale, An Ambrose Bierce Companion (2001).

Author: Justin Wintle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136768828

Category: History

Page: 1759

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New Makers of Modern Culture is the successor to the classic reference works Makers of Modern Culture and Makers of Nineteenth-Century Culture, published by Routledge in the early 1980s. The set was extremely successful and continues to be used to this day, due to the high quality of the writing, the distinguished contributors, and the cultural sensitivity shown in the selection of those individuals included. New Makers of Modern Culture takes into full account the rise and fall of reputation and influence over the last twenty-five years and the epochal changes that have occurred: the demise of Marxism and the collapse of the Soviet Union; the rise and fall of postmodernism; the eruption of Islamic fundamentalism; the triumph of the Internet. Containing over eight hundred essay-style entries, and covering the period from 1850 to the present, New Makers of Modern Culture includes artists, writers, dramatists, architects, philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, sociologists, major political figures, composers, film-makers and many other culturally significant individuals and is thoroughly international in its purview. Next to Karl Marx is Bob Marley, next to John Ruskin is Salman Rushdie, alongside Darwin is Luigi Dallapiccola, Deng Xiaoping runs shoulders with Jacques Derrida as do Julia Kristeva and Kropotkin. Once again, Wintle has enlisted the services of many distinguished writers and leading academics, such as Sam Beer, Bernard Crick, Edward Seidensticker and Paul Preston. In a few cases, for example Michael Holroyd and Philip Larkin, contributors are themselves the subject of entries. With its global reach, New Makers of Modern Culture provides a multi-voiced witness of the contemporary thinking world. The entries carry short bibliographies and there is thorough cross-referencing. There is an index of names and key terms.
Categories: History

New Makers of Modern Culture A K

New Makers of Modern Culture  A K

Clifton Fadiman (1946); Paul Fatout, Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Lexicographer (1951); M. C. Grenander, Ambrose Bierce ... Roy Morris Jr, Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company (1995); Robert L. Gale, An Ambrose Bierce Companion (2001).

Author: Justin Wintle

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415425476

Category: Reference

Page: 1759

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"An abridgement of the two-volume reference set New makers of modern culture (2006), which in turn was a re-compilation of two earlier volumes, Makers of modern culture (1981) and Makers of nineteenth century culture (1982)"--Intro.
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Delphi Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce Illustrated

Delphi Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce  Illustrated

Ambrose Bierce. wives and sons, reached out my hands in search of theirs, even as I walked among the crumbling stones ... Not heeding their warning to stop, he kept on following the group and was shot dead by one of Bierce's companions.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781909496255

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

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For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete works of master storyteller Ambrose Bierce. This comprehensive eBook is spiced with numerous illustrations, rare and forgotten texts, concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Bierce’s life and works * Concise introductions to the collections and other texts * The rare novella THE DANCE OF DEATH appears here for the first time in digital print * ALL the short story collections, with individual contents tables * Featuring 475 tales, many appearing for the first time in digital print * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry, essays and the short stories * Easily locate the works you want to read * The complete non-fiction, with many scarce essays and newspaper articles * Includes Bierce’s letters – spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Bierce’s contribution to literature * Also provides a unique ‘Biercian Texts’ section with interesting articles on the works and disappearance of Ambrose Bierce * Features a bonus full biography – discover Bierce’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Novellas THE DANCE OF DEATH THE MONK AND THE HANGMAN’S DAUGHTER THE LAND BEYOND THE BLOW The Short Story Collections THE FIEND’S DELIGHT COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL PRESENT AT A HANGING, AND OTHER GHOST STORIES IN THE MIDST OF LIFE: TALES OF SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS CAN SUCH THINGS BE? FANTASTIC FABLES NEGLIGIBLE TALES THE PARENTICIDE CLUB THE FOURTH ESTATE THE OCEAN WAVE KINGS OF BEASTS TWO ADMINISTRATIONS MISCELLANEOUS TALES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Poetry Collections BLACK BEETLES IN AMBER SHAPES OF CLAY FABLES IN RHYME SOME ANTE-MORTEM EPITAPHS THE SCRAP HEAP The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction THE SHADOW ON THE DIAL, AND OTHER ESSAYS THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY WRITE IT RIGHT ASHES OF THE BEACON “ON WITH THE DANCE!”: A REVIEW A CYNIC LOOKS AT LIFE TANGENTIAL VIEWS BITS OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES AND REVIEWS UNCOLLECTED ESSAYS The Essays LIST OF ESSAYS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF ESSAYS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Letters THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCE The Criticism AMBROSE BIERCE by Vincent Starrett AMBROSE BIERCE: AN APPRAISAL by Frederic Tabor Cooper ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO BOOST BIERCE INTO IMMORTALITY THE UNDERGROUND REPUTATION OF AMBROSE BIERCE AMBROSE BIERCE by Ella Sterling Cummins Biercian Texts LIST OF BIERCIAN ARTICLES AND REVIEWS The Biography AMBROSE BIERCE: A BIOGRAPHY by Carey McWilliams
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