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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories Best Read || [Ambrose Bierce Susan L. Rattiner] - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories Ambrose Bierce circa was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist Bierce s works often highlight the inscrutability of the universe and the absurdity

  • Title: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories
  • Author: Ambrose Bierce Susan L. Rattiner
  • ISBN: 9780486466576
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories Best Read || [Ambrose Bierce Susan L. Rattiner], An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, Ambrose Bierce Susan L. Rattiner, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories Ambrose Bierce circa was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist Bierce s works often highlight the inscrutability of the universe and the absurdity of death As a young man he served in the Federal army during the American Civil War participating in some of the most horrific battles and this cl An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories Best Read || [Ambrose Bierce Susan L. Rattiner] - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories Ambrose Bierce circa was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist Bierce s works often highlight the inscrutability of the universe and the absurdity

  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories Best Read || [Ambrose Bierce Susan L. Rattiner]
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories

About "Ambrose Bierce Susan L. Rattiner"

  1. Ambrose Bierce Susan L. Rattiner

    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce 1842 1914 was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon, The Devil s Dictionary The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work along with his vehemence as a critic, with his motto nothing matters earned him the nickname Bitter Bierce Despite his reputation as a searing critic, however, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including poet George Sterling and fiction writer W C Morrow Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories This style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, the theme of war, and impossible events.Bierce disappeared in December 1913 He is believed to have traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that country s ongoing revolution.

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  1. So how do I describe one of the Penguins 60s on an author who is a pillar of American literature very carefully I would think.I will not say too much of Ambrose Bierce since I am sure there are whole books dedicated to him and his life and disappearance but I will say that his Devil s Dictionary is a marvel and still love flicking through it even now which considering when it was written makes it all the amazing.Well An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is quite a strange book not by its content b [...]


  2. Wow What a story The plot and presentation is beyond perfect It is the story of a man who is about to be hanged It is about his final thoughts and the author uses it to weave the story His writing is so good that till the end we feel the desperation of the man He thinks that every sense of him has become sharp since he has just suffered a shock of the worst kind He sees the world with the wonder of an infant And then what happens It is a wonderful story,a story for anybody and everybody But whe [...]


  3. Although I had not read Bierce before it s clear that he has influenced many things I have read His stories are not exceedingly long or drawn out with flowery language like many of the forefathers of Horror and, though many have riffed on the ideas, the plots are still interesting with plenty of spooky thrills to be had.


  4. It seems the Penguin 60s edition contains a different set of AND OTHER STORIES than the other editions, and therefore should probably be separated, but I have run out of librarian energy.The stories here are An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 4 Beyond the Wall 4 An Adventure at Brownville 3 The Damned Thing 3 One of the Missing 2 The Stranger 2 So an average 3 from me.They are all supernatural or ghost stories of some description, readable enough without setting the world on fire.


  5. May be my favorite short story of all time At least top five.In no particular order, here they are An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge The Story of an Hour The Lottery The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas A House on the Plains


  6. This little Penguin booklet collects six stories written by Ambrose Bierce between 1888 and 1909 Chief among them is An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge , which I had already read and so should you lest Kurt Vonnegut think of you as a twerp Together with One of the Missing , The Damned Thing and The Stranger , they form the best stories in the collection You could describe them as Gothic, horror and even science fiction, but really they re best shrouded by the mantle of weird fiction subtle, engro [...]


  7. Bierce is a highly underrated American writer In this collection you can see a style that influenced later greats as diverse as Lovecraft and Cormac McCarthy There is even a zombie story Going in the only story I was familiar with was Incident At Owl Creek, and that justifiably great short story may barely break the top 5 in this collection.


  8. One of my goals this year is to read classics and frankly, I m really having a hard time reading them I think age affects the reader s choices on what books he she will read First of all, sometimes the writing seems to be too archaic which makes it hard to interpret and because of that, my interest will slowly or sometimes in an instant fade I had to read a certain page repeatedly for me to understand what the author s saying I m not ashamed of that because I m doing my best to understand every [...]


  9. I know about Ambrose Bierce as the rapier wit who wrote THE DEVIL S DICTIONARY It is therefore a great joy to discover his excellent short stories In some instances he deals with events fictional during the American Civil War some of his stories deal with supernatural elements I appreciate his unusual take on people and his well wrought nineteenth century prose His stories open a window on his lifetime in America which I have not experienced in this way before His work is a pleasant and exciting [...]


  10. I read this very short story for my junior English class and was intrigued by the overall theme it was under, The Rise of Realism It was so detailed and actually made me feel like I was there, experiencing it with him And it was quite intense because I do visualize myself at least watching the story take place But this time, her flow of words Indescribable Her writing style has become such an inspiration because I have always admired those that can get the readers, not only enjoy, but experience [...]


  11. Read An Occurrence at Owl Creek first, even though it wasn t the first story in the book perfect It s impossible not to feel as if you re right there with Peyton, especially when he submerged Other favorites were Chickamauga , One Kind of Officer and One of the Missing Although these are Civil War stories, they re unlike anything I ve read The endings are so bizarre and interesting There s also a collection of horror stories, which I d give a solid three stars A short book of short stories, perf [...]


  12. For my mind, the short story in the title is an absolute must for all to read It has been dramatized frequently, despite the short length Some are of the period, some modernized Again, I would insist that the story itself is truly great, a timeless classic, and a must read You can find a modern day version in a short film called A Message From Fallujah Just Google around, it s available for free But the original story is one of 2 I would like everyone to read A Rose for Emily the other.


  13. The second book of 2014, this one shares some stories with the first Bierce s Can Such Things Be , But, really, I don t mind experiencing again specifically, Moxon s Master and Beyond the Wall which are personal favorites of mine Unlike Can Such Thing Be, this book contains of the Civil War military stories, which are the stories with which I am familiar.After this, I think I shall read The Devil s Dictionary, before continuing on with my year of Weird Gothic Fiction.


  14. I read the collection Soldiers and Civilians because Bierce is such an influential and enigmatic figure Many of these stories were written for newspaper publication, and read like 20th Century, penny a word, pulp magazine features The Civil War stories are still powerful, but the rest haven t aged well Interesting, probably, to students of short fiction or 19th Century fiction, in general, or as a gateway to other authors.


  15. 4.2 10The first story, after which this collection is named, was truly quite thrilling The plot was complicated, and was structured unusually but was effective In his descriptions end imagery I found Bierce to be extremely lacking Pictures painted seemed almost mechanical, or journalistic, ant offered no real insight into how the protagonist was feeling.


  16. Owl Creek was interesting Some of the terms were a little old, so you had to pay attention as not to get confused Other than that, the story was pretty amazing The Twilight Zone didn t do it justice


  17. I really liked the Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge The other short stories that followed it weren t quite as good or as thought provoking I even went online and found where I could watch the old movie short I d read about in other reviews It was exactly like the story and just as interesting.


  18. I m only just starting to appreciate short stories I haven t read any 19th century North American literature before, maybe that s why I struggled a bit through the brutal Civil War Stories There are some nice Gothic style horror stories, but the Tall Tales were my favourites.



  19. Highly entertaining book of short stories focused on death and with twist endings Featured on the Lost book club.


  20. These stories were very interesting The ending was a little shocking I had watched the film they made from this book before reading it.


  21. A strange tale that takes place during the Civil War A man escapes death or so he thinks If you enjoy this tale, check out the Twilight Zone episode based on it.



  22. The Civil War stories coming from a Civil War vet were interesting than his attempts at horror weird fiction Still Bierce s influence on others like Lovecraft are important.


  23. The ending is really thought provoking and chilling, The character has a sort of vision Our minds are mysterious and unreliable.







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