Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) was born in Ohio. He was a journalist, satirist and author of sardonic short stories based on
themes of death and horror. The collection consists of correspondence, typescript copies of letters, photographs, clippings,
manuscript notes, and ephemera by and about Ambrose Bierce gathered and used by Carey McWilliams for his biography about Bierce.
Ambrose Bierce was born June 24, 1842 in Ohio; journalist, satirist, and author of sardonic short stories based on themes
of death and horror; principal works include Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (1891), later reissued as In the Midst of Life (1892), Black Beetles in Amber (1892), Can Such Things Be? (1893), and The Cynic's Word Book (1906); The Cynic's Word Book was later retitled The Devil's Dictionary (1911); his death in Mexico, in 1914, remains an unsolved mystery.
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