Bierce Fables

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Bierce was considered a master of pure English by his contemporaries, and virtually everything that came from his pen was notable for its judicious wording and economy of style. He wrote in a variety of literary genres. In addition to his ghost and war stories, he also published several volumes of poetry. His Fantastic Fables anticipated the ironic style of grotesquerie that became a more common genre in the 20th century.

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and compiled a 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 the nickname Bitter Bierce.

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and compiled a 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 the nickname "Bitter Bierce.

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In this book, Ron Larson twists in rhyme both well-known and little-known fables of Aesop and Ambrose Bierce. Bierce twisted some of Aesop's fables, and now Larson returns the favor to both men. For example, perhaps "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" did so not out of boredom or an attempt to seek attention, but instead wanted to lure the townspeople away from the town "to his flock in order that his gang could loot the town almost non-stop.

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In this book, Ron Larson twists in rhyme both well-known and little-known fables of Aesop and Ambrose Bierce. Bierce twisted some of Aesop's fables, and now Larson returns the favor to both men. For example, perhaps "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" did so not out of boredom or an attempt to seek attention, but instead wanted to lure the townspeople away from the town "to his flock in order that his gang could loot the town almost non-stop.

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Excerpt from A Son of the Gods: And a Horseman in the Sky Brilliant and magnetic as are these two studies by Ambrose Bierce, and especially significant as coming from one who was a boysoldier in the Civil War, they merely reflect one side of his original and many-faceted genius. Poet, critic, satirist, fan-maker, incomparable writer of fables and masterly prose sketches, a seer of startling insight, a reasoner mercilessly logical, with the delicate wit and keenness of an Irving or an Addison, the dramatic quality of a Hugo, - all of these, and still in the prime of his powers; yet so restricted has been his output and so little exploited that only the judicious few have been impressed.

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Collects graphic novel adaptations of Ambrose Bierce's fables and stories, including "The Disappearance of Ambrose Bierce" and "The Hypnotist.

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From beautiful lyrics to madcap waggery, from the prime suspect in a partridge killing in ancient Greece to the medieval monk's cat Pangur Bán and encompassing odes, fables, stories, limericks, songs, nursery rhymes and more, Mark Bryant has compiled a wonderfully evocative collection of writing of all kinds on cats by those who love them. There are poems from Chaucer, Baudelaire, Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy, Christina Rossetti, Shelley and Wordsworth; humorous pieces by Lewis Carroll, Ambrose Bierce, Edward Lear and Jerome K.

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Bierce was considered a master of pure English by his contemporaries, and virtually everything that came from his pen was notable for its judicious wording and economy of style. He wrote in a variety of literary genres. His short stories are held among the best of the 19th century, providing a popular following based on his roots. He wrote realistically of the terrible things he had seen in the war in such stories as An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, The Boarded Window, Killed at Resaca, and Chickamauga.

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This volume gathers together the 850 fables written by Bierce over his forty-year career, including more than 400 fables never reprinted from the magazines and newspapers in which they originally appeared. Bierce's fables are distinguished for their biting wit and their cynical reflection of the political and social events of his time. Local and national political figures; corrupt lawyers, judges, and clergymen; and even incidents in the Spanish-American War are all mercilessly lampooned.

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