Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce () was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American journalist, satirist and writer of sardonic short stories. This biography provides detailed information. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, – ) was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer, and satirist, today best known for.

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Bierce was reckoned a master of “Pure” English by his contemporaries, and virtually everything that came from his pen was notable for bierec judicious wording and economy of style.

Learn More in these related Britannica articles: His last known biedce with the world was a letter he wrote there to Blanche Partingtona close friend, dated December 26, You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

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His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname”Bitter Bierce. Such was his reputation that it was said his judgment on any piece of prose or poetry could make or break a writer’s ajbrose.

Author:Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

June 24 Despite a national uproar that ended his ambitions for the presidency and even his membership in the Bohemian ClubHearst neither revealed Bierce as the author of the poem, nor fired him.


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gwknnett Under the entry “leonine,” meaning a single line of poetry with an internal rhyming scheme, he included an apocryphal couplet written by the apocryphal Bella Peeler Silcox Ella Wheeler Wilcox in which an internal rhyme is achieved in both lines only by mispronouncing the rhyming words:. Nevertheless, he plays an important symbolic role.

Ambrose Bierce Biography – Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline

Laura Sherwood Bierce siblings: There was a problem with your submission. Inhe traveled to Europe, and continued to write various articles.

Bierce disappeared mysteriously and was rumoured to be last seen travelling with a rebellious troop. Retrieved 13 Ambroze A BiographyArchon Books.

Ambrose G. Bierce

Bierce is the only specific character named as having disappeared from Earth to move to Verna, and his activities and new home on Verna are described. An Annotated Bibliography of Primary Sources. During his lifetime, Bierce was better known as a journalist than as a fiction writer. Meigs County, Bierc, United States.

Short StoriesNonfictionPoetry. His parents were a poor but literary couple who instilled in him a deep love for books and writing.

Bierce meant his poem to express a national mood of dismay and fear, but after McKinley was shot init seemed to foreshadow the crime:. Schultz, was published inand A Much Misunderstood Man: His most popular stories were written in rapid succession between andin what was characterized as “a tremendous burst of consummate art”.


Essayist Clifton Fadiman wrote, ajbrose was never a great writer. Pancho Villa’s representative in the U.

University of Nebraska Press,p. Thereafter he was editor of the San Francisco Illustrated Wasp for five years. After a last letter to a close friend, sent from there December 26,he vanished without a trace, becoming one of the most famous disappearances in American literary history.

Ambrose Bierce | American author |

Mencken gwinndtt Bierce “the one genuine wit that These States have ever seen. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanupages, Marcus Aurelius Bierce mother: Sommerfeldwas contacted by U. American Short Story Writers. Bierce a,brose his poem, written on the occasion of the assassination of Governor William Goebel of Kentuckyto express a national mood of dismay and fear, but after McKinley was shot in it seemed to foreshadow the crime:.

Her Statesmen, Generals and Soldiers. Most of these works draw upon Bierce’s vivid personality, colorful wit, relationships with famous people such as Jack London or William Randolph Hearstor, quite frequently, his mysterious disappearance.