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Ambrose Bierce: The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary

There are times when small is better… a few years ago, I was quite amused by a slim volume which was a selection from The Devil’s Dictionary; I gave in to the temptation of the full version in a second-hand bookshop, and to be honest, it was rather tedious. 101 more words

Rambling About Reading


Ok, I know this won’t be a popular sentiment to express, but I have to be honest: I HATE HOLIDAYS. All of them.

Look, I don’t hate the sentiments expressed on the holidays—-that’s all good stuff. 279 more words

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Trail Quote of the Day #45 - November 27, 2015

Road, n. A strip of land over which one may pass from where it is too tiresome to be to where it is too futile to go. 59 more words

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Spectre at the Feast

Ambrose Bierce wrote a short story printed on Christmas Day in 1886 called ‘An Inhabitant of Carcosa’. It’s a creepy story told in first person mainly about death and the afterlife. 2,146 more words

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SPOTLIGHT: "The Death of Halpin Frayser" by Ambrose Bierce

For those who know only of Ambrose Bierce as that shadowy figure of American literary myth who carved out a notable cleft in the pantheon of Greats with a sharpened pen by authoring such treasured and acerbic classics as “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and… 983 more words