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
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
Label
Ambrose Bierce : alone in bad company, Roy Morris, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [290]-298) and index
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9780517596463
Lccn
95030281
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u948657-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJK-4764
  • 03482
  • (OCoLC)32698310
Label
Ambrose Bierce : alone in bad company, Roy Morris, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [290]-298) and index
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9780517596463
Lccn
95030281
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u948657-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJK-4764
  • 03482
  • (OCoLC)32698310

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