The Fiend's Delight (novella + short stories + poetry)

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Fiend's Delight (novella + short stories + poetry)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Fiend's Delight, a compilation of Bierce's articles; essays, stories, poems and reflection, was published in London in 1873 by John Camden Hotten under the pseudonym "Dod Grile". This was Bierce's first book when he lived and wrote in England from 1872 to 1875, contributing to Fun magazine. Ambrose 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. Content: Some Fiction. 1. "One More Unfortunate." 2. The Strong Young Man of Colusa. 3. The Glad New Year. 4. The Late Dowling, Senior. 5. "Love's Labour Lost." 6.
A Comforter. 7. Little Isaac. 8. The Heels of Her. 9. A Tale of Two Feet. 10. The Scolliver Pig. 11. Mr. Hunker's Mourner. 12. A Bit of Chivalry. 13. The Head of the Family. 14. Deathbed Repentance. 15. The New Church that was not Built. 16. A Tale of the Great Quake. 17. Johnny. 18. The Child's Provider. 19. Boys who Began Wrong. 20. A Kansas Incident. 21.
Mr. Grile's Girl. 22. His Railway. 23. Mr. Gish Makes a Present. 24. A Cow-County Pleasantry. 25. The Optimist, and What He Died Of. 26. The Root of Education. 27. Retribution. 28. Margaret the Childless. 29. The Discomfited Demon. 30. The Mistake of a Life. 31. L. S. 32. The Baffled Asian. Tall Talk. 1. A Call to Dinner. 2. On Death and Immortality. 3.
Music-Muscular and Mechanical. 4. The Good Young Man. 5. The Average Parson. 6. Did We Eat One Another? 7. Your Friend's Friend. 8. Le Diable est aux Vaches. 9. Angels and Angles. 10. A Wingless Insect. 11. Pork on the Hoof. 12. The Young Person. 13. A Certain Popular Fallacy. 14. Pastoral Journalism. 15. Mendicity's Mistake. 16. Picnicking considered as a Mistake. 17.
Thanksgiving Day. 18. Flogging. 19. Reflections upon the Beneficent Influence of the Press. 20. Charity. 21. The Study of Human Nature. 22. Additional Talk-Done in the Country. Current Journalings. Obituary Notices. 1. Christians. 2. Pagans. Musings, Philosophical and Theological. Laughorisms. "Items" from the Press of Interior California. Poesy. 1. Ye Idyll of Ye Hippopopotamus. 2.
Epitaph on George Francis Train. 3. Jerusalem, Old and New. 4. Communing with Nature. 5. Conservatism and Progress. 6. Inter Arma Silent Leges. 7. Quintessence. 8. Resurgam.
  • Date de parution : 21/08/2013
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  • ISBN : 978-80-7484-290-0
  • EAN : 9788074842900
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Biographie d'Ambrose Bierce

Chroniqueur autodidacte, l'auteur américain Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) collabora à de nombreux journaux, dont le Fun à Londres. Mais le journalisme, quand bien même serait-il à scandale, ne représentait pour lui qu'un pis-aller. Il lui préférait largement l'écriture de nouvelles brèves, dont un volume parut en 1891 : Au cour de la vie. Il publia également des Contes fantastiques (1899) et Le Dictionnaire du Diable (1911) avant de disparaître au Mexique, alors en pleine guerre civile.
Sa mort, qu'il appelait de ses voux dans ses lettres, n'a à ce jour jamais été élucidée. Un mystère dont s'inspira Carlos Fuentes pour écrire son Vieux gringo et que Tarantino adapta dans Une nuit en enfer.

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