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A Week in Literary History

June 24th, 2002

In 1842, American journalist Ambrose Bierce (The Devil’s Dictionary, originally The Cynic’s Word Book, 1906), is born in Meigs County, Ohio.

biercecolorAmbrose Bierce, b. June 24, 1842, d. 1914

Bierce became a legend of the American West after he disappeared while traveling with Pancho Villa’s army in 1913. He was the most famous western author long before his death, admired for his short stories, especially stories about the Civil War, his acidic journalism, and his imperishable collection The Devil’s Dictionary, originally published as The Cynic’s Wordbook in 1906.

Suggested Reading Books Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, 1891. Fantastic Fables, 1899. The shadow on the dial, and other essays, 1909. Write It Right, 1909. The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911. Short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”

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