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  “Beauty. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.” 

    Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American writer, satirist

Being Chinese, it is imperative for me to put across alternate/different image of beauty?

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Definition of the Day 12-17-14 -- Accident

ACCIDENT, n. An inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws.

–Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

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Reading Bitter Bierce: The Science Fiction Stories, Part 1

The most anthologized of Bierce’s science fiction works are “The Damned Thing” and “Moxon’s Master”. I suspect that is a function of both their relatively short length and timeless themes. 1,434 more words

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Reading Bitter Bierce: Second Thoughts on Bleiler and Bierce

I favorably mentioned, in the first installment of this series, E. F. Bleiler’s introduction to the collection Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce.

It seems that Don Swaim, proprietor of the justly titled Ambrose Bierce Site, has some unkind… 94 more words

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Definition of the Day 12-12-14 -- Patience

PATIENCE, n. A minor form of despair, masquerading as a virtue.

–Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

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Reading Bitter Bierce: Was He a Proto-Fortean?

Bierce, as mentioned in the first installment in this series, is a Fortean phenomena — not for his art so much as his mysterious death. (I… 562 more words

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Reading Bitter Bierce: Another Lovecraft Connection

Courtesy of Andrew May, here’s some information on a book title H. P. Lovecraft borrowed from Ambrose Bierce: Morryster’s Marvells of Science.

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