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Ambrose Bierce"s Civil War.

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce"s Civil War.

by Ambrose Bierce

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Published by Gateway Editions; distributed by H. Regnery Co. in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementEdited and with an introd. by William McCann.
      GenreFiction.
      SeriesA Gateway edition,, 6015
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE601 .B594
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 257 p.
      Number of Pages257
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6196256M
      LC Control Number56003957
      OCLC/WorldCa3536577

      How Ambrose Bierce's role in the Civil War influenced his fiction is examined by David M. Owens, author of The Devil's Topographer: Ambrose Bierce and the American War Story, published July While Bierce was a legitimate hero in the war, he was also topographical officer for . H. L. Mencken wrote in that Ambrose Bierce was “the first writer of fiction ever to treat war realistically.” This realism was based in large part on his experiences as a Union soldier in the Civil War. First as an infantryman and then a cartographer, Bierce was a veteran of epic battles: Shiloh, Chickamauga, Stone's River, and Pickett's Mill, among others.

        The April theme for Mixed Bag: Story Time for Grown-Ups is 'Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories.' One hundred fifty years ago the American Civil War () was in mid-course, and April was a significant month in its history. The Battle of Shiloh was fought on April , in southwestern Tennessee. The Surrender at Appomattox Court House was on April 9, Author: Lois Moore. In the spring of , Ambrose Bierce, just shy of nineteen, became Private Bierce of the Ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. For the next four years, Bierce marched and fought throughout the western theater of the Civil War. Because of his searing wartime experience, Bierce became a key writer in the history of American literary realism.

      September — Premier in Kansas City of Don Maxwell's three-part film, "Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories." January — The Short Fiction of Ambrose Bierce, a monumental three-volume work published by the University of Tennessee Press. Edited by . Bedeviled Reconciliation: Ambrose Bierce’s Civil War. by Donald Thomas Hickey. Historians measure change over time in many different ways. When examining the cultural history of the American Civil War Era, for example, analysis of popular literature from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s incendiary Uncle Tom’s Cabin () to Jefferson Davis’ turgid The Rise and Fall of the Confederate.


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Much to my surprise, Ambrose Bierce turned out to be not only a great author but also a great story teller, and, having fought through the Civil War (rising from the status of a 19 year old volunteer private with a three month enlistment to become a Captain in topography by war's end) he developed an innate understanding of what it is like to /5(10).

The seventeen US Civil War stories collected here are some of the best examples of Bierces fiction. Relying heavily on his own An Excellent Collection of Fictional Short Stories!. Ambrose Bierce (?) who in my opinion, while not as well known as other American fiction writters, non the less deserves greater recgnition and readership/5.

Known for his satirical wit and sardonic view of human nature, Ambrose Bierce earned the nickname "Bitter Bierce." His mocking cynicism is on full display in The Devil's Dictionary, a work that originally appeared under the title The Cynic’s Word humorous and often strikingly insightful book is always worth a casual visit as he takes his turn handing out striking proclamations.

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Ambrose Bierce's Civil War by Ambrose Bierce at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : Ambrose Bierce’s Civil War, edited by William McCann, reveals Bierce’s wartime experiences through his vivid accounts.

When considering the violence and intense trauma experienced by Civil War soldiers, their letters and memoirs reveal very little about the true horrors of : Historynet Staff.

The Civil War blasted Bierce’s youth, and his recollections of the war turned up full of routine stupidities, wasted braveries and empty illusions. And perhaps for just that reason, Bierce’s memories of the Civil War rang truer than the memoirs of corps commanders and supply : Historynet Staff.

Ambrose Bierce's Civil War. [Ambrose Bierce; William McCann] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ambrose Bierce; William McCann.

Find more information about: ISBN: Get this from a library. Ambrose Bierce's Civil War. [Ambrose Bierce; William McCann] -- This powerful collection contains the very best of this world-renowned author's writings. All of the short stories and factual accounts of the Civil War presented here form a searing, unflinching.

Ambrose Bierce’s experience during the Civil War where he faced the dangers of nature and man influenced his writing. After being struck in the head by a bullet during a battle, the recouperating time gave Bierce time to write calling on his actual war time memories and.

Buy a cheap copy of Civil War Stories book by Ambrose Bierce. Sixteen dark and vivid selections by great satirist and short-story writer. A Horseman in the Sky, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Chickamauga, A Son of Free shipping over $/5(5). AMBROSE BIERCE'S CIVIL WAR by AMBROSE BIERCE: PUBLISHER; Wings Books, NY; copyright, printing; pages.

This powerful collection of 7 MEMOIRS and 20 WAR STORIES contains the very best of this world-renowned author's Rating: % positive. Ambrose Bierce, American newspaperman, wit, satirist, and author of sardonic short stories based on themes of death and horror. His life ended in an unsolved mystery.

Reared in Kosciusko county, Indiana, Bierce became a printer’s devil (apprentice) on a Warsaw, Indiana, paper after about a year in. Ambrose Bierce (?) was one of the leading men of letters in nineteenth-century America and a Civil War veteran.

He served as a first lieutenant in the Union Army’s 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment. After the war he became a regular columnist at The San Francisco Examiner and one of the most influential journalists on the West Coast.

Ambrose Bierce's Civil War is a bit of a mixed bag; it contains a handful of non-fiction articles and a number of non-fiction 'War Stories.' All deal with topics common to war, some specific to the American Civil War - there are tales of courage, obedience, the foolishness of generals and the effect of /5(7).

Unlike his fellow satirist, Mark Twain, who had only dabbled as a soldier for a few weeks in the summer of before deserting from his Confederate unit, Ambrose Bierce enlisted into the Union Army just days after President Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for volunteers; he went on to serve for nearly the duration of the war.

Ambrose Bierce's literary reputation is based primarily on his short stories about the Civil War and the supernatural—a body of work that makes up a relatively small part of his total output.

Often compared to the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, these stories share an attraction to death in its more bizarre forms, featuring depictions of mental deterioration, uncanny and otherworldly.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Ambrose Bierce's Civil War by Ambrose Bierce (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products!5/5(1). Book on Ambrose Bierce's Civil War Writings "Phantoms of a Blood-Stained Period: The Complete Civil War Writings of Ambrose Bierce," a book co-edited by Dr.

David Klooster of the Hope College English faculty, has just been published by the University of Massachusetts Press. 26 Jun Alumnus Titus Van Haitsma Honored for Involvement. works by ambrose bierce During his career as a journalist, poet, and author of fiction and nonfiction, Ambrose Bierce published more than four million words.

The titles assembled here include his most popular and influential works. Directed by Don Maxwell, Brian James Egen. With Campbell Scott, Vivian Schilling, Nathan Darrow, T. Max Graham. Three of the most popular and controversial Civil War stories by legendary writer Ambrose Bierce are presented in this acclaimed feature collection/10().

Writer Ambrose Bierces Civil War-era tale of a Southern man named Peyton Farquhar who, sentenced to death, uses the final moments of his life to imagine a desperate and miraculous escape.Bierce uses his perspective as a Civil War Officer to demonstrate the horror and insanity of the bloodiest war that America has, to date, ever been a part of.

The Civil War was anything but civil. The fact that Bierce even survived the conflict to write about it is astonishing in itself, let alone to write and publish pieces, praised by many. Newspaperman, short-story writer, poet, and satirist, Ambrose Bierce (&#;) is one of the most striking and unusual literary figures America has produced.

Dubbed "Bitter Bierce" for his vitriolic wit and biting satire, his fame rests largely on a celebrated compilation of barbed /5(7).