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Ambrose Bierce - American Writers 37

Ambrose Bierce - American Writers 37: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1964
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Ambrose Bierce - American Writers 37
    Book Description:

    Ambrose Bierce. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5259-4
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Ambrose Bierce
    (pp. 5-47)

    Many know him, but no one knows very much about him. This might have been said of Ambrose Bierce in his own time, and it can be said with as much justice today. Bierce remains an enigmatic figure; most of what has been recorded about the man mingles fact and legend. Very little has been written about his work, though his stories are frequently carried in anthologies. Most critical judgment has dealt in easy generalities that fit only a handful of his stories and perpetuate the hasty opinions formulated by his usually hostile fellow journalists.

    The legends that circulated in...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 48-48)