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And so I return to America’s legendary curmudgeon.

Yes, I did find things to write about after polishing off the rest of the stories and autobiographical bits in S. 901 more words

Ambrose Bierce

Fantastische Fabeln von Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce gehört allgemein zu den Autoren, die man schwerlich einordnen kann. In der amerikanischen Literatur ist er eine Art halber Klassiker, fällt aber hinter solche Größen wie Poe, Melville oder Mark Twain zurück. 588 more words

Sonstige Literatur (Erzählungen Etc.)

Play and Work

So my experiment of the month(s), using Chuck Wendig’s idea to write a screenplay as an outline for a putative MG/YA novel, seems to be working. 338 more words

Novels

The Hell of Mirrors, 1965, Four Square (ed. Peter Haining)

After getting all new-fangled in my last post I thought I’d retreat back to my comfort zone again. We know we’re in a safe pair of hands with Peter Haining so let’s go with the young Mr. 703 more words

Anthologies

The Bierce Pivot

After polishing off the remaining stories and bits of memoirs in the S. T. edited volume Ambrose Bierce: The Devil’s Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs, … 1,145 more words

Ambrose Bierce

A strife of interests

Following President Obama’s ambitiously upbeat State of the Union address, I was reminded, all too soon, of this Ambrose Bierce quote.
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Humanism

Definition of the Day 1-20-15 -- Idiot

IDIOT, n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling. The Idiot’s activity is not confined to any special field of thought or action, but “pervades and regulates the whole.” He has the last word in everything; his decision is unappealable. 31 more words

Humor