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The Resource Ambrose Bierce : alone in bad company, Roy Morris, Jr

Ambrose Bierce : alone in bad company, Roy Morris, Jr

Label
Ambrose Bierce : alone in bad company
Title
Ambrose Bierce
Title remainder
alone in bad company
Statement of responsibility
Roy Morris, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • When 71-year-old Ambrose Bierce disappeared into revolution-torn Mexico in 1913, he probably had more enemies than any man alive. This was only fair; he had labored long and hard to make himself hateful, and in the end he succeeded all too well. The targets of his printed abuse ranged from the mightiest and most rapacious robber baron to the meekest and least offensive would-be poet, although Bierce reserved his sharpest barbs for "that immortal ass, the average man." Bierce himself was anything but average. As the only American writer of any stature to fight in and survive the Civil War, his groundbreaking short stories of that war, including his most famous work, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," have had a lasting influence on every subsequent American author dealing with war, from Stephen Crane and John Dos Passos to Ernest Hemingway and Norman Mailer
  • Profoundly disillusioned by his wartime experiences, Bierce spent the next fifty years struggling to disillusion his fellow Americans of their own cherished ideals - be they romantic, religious, or political. Frequently criticized for the intensity of his personal invective, Bierce once advised his detractors to "continue selling shoes, selling pancakes, or selling themselves. As for me I sell abuse." In this perceptive, insightful biography, Roy Morris, Jr., accounts for both the influential art that Ambrose Bierce made from such a harsh and unforgiving vision - and the high price he had to pay for it in loneliness, rancor, and spiritual isolation
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Roy
Dewey number
  • 813/.4
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1097.Z5
LC item number
M67 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bierce, Ambrose
  • Bierce, Ambrose
  • Bierce, Ambrose
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
  • United States
Label
Ambrose Bierce : alone in bad company, Roy Morris, Jr
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random049/95030281.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Direst of all disasters -- What I saw of Shiloh -- The woods of Chickamauga -- A brave and gallant fellow -- I respectfully decline the appointment -- The mentor, whip and mirror of the town -- A better country -- Prattle -- The Devil and the Wasp -- The friction that we name grief -- What a thing it is to be a ghost -- There be divers sorts of death
Control code
ocm32698310
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780517596463
Lccn
95030281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32698310
  • (OCoLC)32698310
Label
Ambrose Bierce : alone in bad company, Roy Morris, Jr
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random049/95030281.html
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Direst of all disasters -- What I saw of Shiloh -- The woods of Chickamauga -- A brave and gallant fellow -- I respectfully decline the appointment -- The mentor, whip and mirror of the town -- A better country -- Prattle -- The Devil and the Wasp -- The friction that we name grief -- What a thing it is to be a ghost -- There be divers sorts of death
Control code
ocm32698310
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780517596463
Lccn
95030281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32698310
  • (OCoLC)32698310

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