Ambrose BierceOrDod GrileName: Ambrose Gwinnete BierceBorn: June 24 1842Place: Horse Cave Creek, MeigsCounty, Ohio(Ten of thirteen sibling all with letter Afirst names)Occupation: Author, ColumnistDied: 1914 Chihuahua Mexico(as legend goes)
Ambrose Bierce disappeared while travelling toMexico to link up with Pancho Villa
Sources• http://www.online-literature.com/bierce/• http://donswaim.com/• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrose_Bierce• http://www.ambrosebierce.org/• https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ambrose-Bierce/108250812531942?directed_target_id=0&rf=106220546081444• Google Images
Early LifeParents: Marcus Aurelius BierceLaura Sherwood BierceBierce siblings: Abigail, Amelia, Ann, Addison,Aurelius, Augustus, Almeda, Andrew, Albert,Ambrose, Arthur, Adelia, and Aurelia.At age fifteen became a "printers devil".
CareersFought in civil war (Decorated)Treasury AgentUS mint worker (San Francisco)Columnist and Editor (Prattle)
Style• Abrupt beginnings• Dark imagery• Vague references to time• Limited descriptions• Impossible events• Theme of war• Social criticism/ cynicism
Famous works• Considered a master of pure English• An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (Short Story)• The Devils Dictionary (most quoted) (Urban dictionary)
An Occurrence At Owl Creek BridgePlot:Confederate sympathizer caught and sentencedto hang.His life Flashes before his eyes
InfluencesInfluence byEdgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Voltaire, JonathanSwiftInfluencedErnest Hemingway, Julio Cortazar , H.L. Mecken
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