Birth of Ambrose Bierce, Social Critic and Satarist Hot

Birth of Ambrose Bierce, Social Critic and Satarist

Ambrose Bierce, 1866
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Ambrose Bierce is born in Ohio. A journalist and writer, Bierce will earn the nickname "Bitter Bierce" for his extremely sardonic view of human nature.

Ambrose Bierce will become famous (or infamous) for his Devil's Dictionary, an extremely satirical lexicon which criticizes every aspect of human life, culture, and politics.

Over the course of his life Bierce writes on a variety of subjects and in every case he is praised by his peers for his exemplary style and economic use of words.

Most people in the general public will be familiar with Bierce for his short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," which is made into at least three films.


An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)

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