Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

Journalist
June 24, 1842
1914
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War veteran.Bierce's book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. His story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge has been described as one of the most famous and frequently anthologized stories in American literature; and his book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians was named by the Grolier Club as one of the 100 most influential American books printed before 1900.A prolific and versatile writer, Bierce was regarded as one of the most influential journalists in the United States, and as a pioneering writer of realist fiction. For his horror writing, Michael Dirda ranked him alongside Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft.

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