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Four Days in Dixie is a short story by Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce born June 24 1842 assumed to have died sometime after December 26 1913 was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist He wrote the short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and compiled a satirical lexicon The Devil's Dictionary His vehemence as a critic his motto Nothing matters and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work all earned him the nickname Bitter Bierce Despite his reputation as a searing critic Bierce was known to encourage younger writers including poet George Sterling and fiction writer W C Morrow Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing especially in his stories His style often embraces an abrupt beginning dark imagery vague references to time limited descriptions impossible events and the theme of.

War In 1913 Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain first hand experience of the Mexican Revolution While traveling with rebel troops he disappeared without a trace Bierce was considered a master of pure English by his contemporaries and virtually everything that came from his pen was notable for its judicious wording and economy of style He wrote in a variety of literary genres His short stories are held among the best of the 19th century providing a popular following based on his roots He wrote realistically of the terrible things he had seen in the war in such stories as An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge The Boarded Window Killed at Resaca and Chickamauga In addition to his ghost and war stories he also published several volumes of poetry His Fantastic Fables anticipated the ironic style of grotesuerie that became a common genre in the 20th century On.

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E of Bierce's most famous works is his much oted book The Devil's Dictionary originally an occasional newspaper item which was first published in book form in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book It consists of satirical definitions of English words which lampoon cant and political double talk Under the entry leonine meaning a single line of poetry with an internal rhyming scheme he included an apocryphal couplet written by the fictitious Bella Peeler Silcox ie Ella Wheeler Wilcox in which an internal rhyme is achieved in both lines only by mispronouncing the rhyming words The electric light invades the dunnest deep of Hades Cries Pluto 'twixt his snores O tempora O s Bierce's twelve volume Collected Works were published in 1909 the seventh volume of which consists solely of The Devil's Dictionary the title Bierce himself preferred to The Cynic's Word Boo.

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce 1842 1914 was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist Today he is best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devil's Dictionary The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work – along with his vehemence as a critic with his motto nothing matters – earned him the ni

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