Ambrose Bierce

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Ambrose Bierce
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Pseudonym Dod Grile, William Herman
Fødd 24. juni 1842
Meigs County

1914 (71 år)
Byen Chihuahua

Yrke skribent, journalist, aforismeforfatter, lyrikar, science fiction-forfattar
Sjanger satire, skrekkroman
Far Marcus Aurelius Bierce
Mor Laura Sherwood
Ektefelle Mary Ellen Day
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (24. juni 18421914) var ein amerikansk forfattar og journalist. Han er mest kjend som forfattaren av The Devil's Dictionary, som ein glitrande novelleforfattar og som ein bitande kritikar med eit beiskt livssyn. Dødsåret hans er usikkert ettersom han forsvann sporlaust i Mexico etter å ha reist dit i 1913 under revolusjonen, men ein går som regel ut frå at han døydde i 1914.

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(i levetida hans)

  • The Fiend's Delight (as by "Dod Grile"). (London: John Camden Hotten, 1873). Stories, satire, journalism, poetry.
  • Nuggets and Dust Panned Out in California (as by "Dod Grile"). (London: Chatto & Windus, 1873). Stories, satire, epigrams, journalism.
  • Cobwebs from an Empty Skull (as by "Dod Grile"). (London and New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1874). Fables, stories, journalism.
  • (with Thomas A. Harcourt) The Dance of Death (as by "William Herman"). (San Francisco: H. Keller & Co., 1877). Satire.
  • Map of the Black Hills Region, Showing the Gold Mining District and the Seat of the Indian War (San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Co., 1877). Nonfiction: map.
  • Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (San Francisco: E. L. G. Steele, 1891; many subsequent editions, some under the title In the Midst of Life). Fiction: stories.
  • (with G. A. Danziger) The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter (Chicago: F.J. Schulte & Co., 1892). Fiction: novel (translation of Der Mönch von Berchtesgaden by Richard Voss).
  • Black Beetles in Amber (San Francisco and New York: Western Authors Publishing, 1892). Poetry.
  • Can Such Things Be? (New York: Cassell, 1893). Fiction: stories.
  • How Blind Is He (San Francisco: F. Soulé Campbell, c. 1896). Poetry.
  • Fantastic Fables (New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1899). Fiction: fables.
  • Shapes of Clay (San Francisco: W. E. Wood George Sterling, 1903). Poetry.
  • The Cynic's Word Book (New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1906). Satire.
  • A Son of the Gods and A Horseman in the Sky (San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1907). Fiction: stories.
  • Write It Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults (New York and Washington, D.C.: Neale Publishing, 1909). Nonfiction: precise use of words.
  • The Shadow on the Dial and Other Essays S. O. Howes, ed. (San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1909). Collected journalism.
  • The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (New York and Washington, DC: Neale Publishing, 1909–1912):
    • Volume I: Ashes of the Beacon
    • Volume II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians
    • Volume III: Can Such Things Be?
    • Volume IV: Shapes of Clay
    • Volume V: Black Beetles in Amber
    • Volume VI: The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter; Fantastic Fables
    • Volume VII: The Devil's Dictionary
    • Volume VIII: Negligible Tales; On with the Dance; Epigrams
    • Volume IX: Tangential Views
    • Volume X: The Opinionator
    • Volume XI: Antepenultimata
    • Volume XII: In Motley

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