Ambrose Bierce was one of 19th-century America's most renowned satirists. The author of short stories, essays, fables, poems, and sketches, he was a popular columnist and wrote for several San Francisco and London newspapers during his 40-year journalism career.
Ambrose Bierce was one of 19th-century America's most renowned satirists. The author of short stories, essays, fables, poems, and sketches, he was a popular columnist and wrote for several San Francisco and London newspapers during his 40-year journalism career. See less
The following is a personality profile of Ambrose Bierce based on his work.
Ambrose Bierce is shrewd, somewhat insensitive and tranquil.
He is imaginative, he has a wild imagination. He is philosophical as well: he is open to and intrigued by new ideas and loves to explore them. But, Ambrose Bierce is also calm under pressure: he handles unexpected events calmly and effectively.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.
He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.
As this is my first encounter with Bierce, I wasn't too sure to expect. He definitly has a way with words and his plot ideas are often strange. Will probably read more of his work, I love the use ... Read More
Written by a man very much involved in life and much offended by the crudity found therein. Never at a loss to respond to what conflicted his morality we find him humorous or extremely thoughtful, ... Read More
These are definately not the fables I'm used to. These are laugh out loud funny. Bierce's take on politics and human nature can be appreciated even by today's audience. This is a great book to read ... Read More
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.