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Books    [top]

Aaron, Daniel. The Unwritten War: American Writers and the Civil War. New York: Knopf, 1973.

Anderson, David D. Ohio In Myth, Memory, and Imagination: Essays on the Ohio Experience. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2004.

Berkove, Lawrence I. A Prescription for Adversity: The Moral Art of Ambrose Bierce. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2002.

Berkove, Lawrence I. Skepticism and Dissent: Selected Journalism, 1898-1901 by Ambrose Bierce. Ann Arbor, MI: Delmas, 1980.

Blume, Donald T. Ambrose Bierce's Civilians and Soldiers in Context: A Critical Study. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2004.

Cooper, Frederic Taber. "Ambrose Bierce." Some American Story Tellers. New York: Holt, Rhinehart & Winston, 1911.

Davidson, Cathy N. Critical Essays on Ambrose Bierce. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1982.

Davidson, Cathy N. The Experimental Fictions of Ambrose Bierce: Structuring the Ineffable. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984.

de Castro, Adolphe. Portrait of Ambrose Bierce. New York: Century, 1929.

Duncan, Russell and David J. Klooster. Phantoms of a Blood-Stained Period: The Complete Civil War Writings of Ambrose Bierce. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.

Evans, Robert C. Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge": An Annotated Critical Edition. West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill, 2003.

Fatout, Paul. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Lexicographer. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1951.

Fatout, Paul. Ambrose Bierce and the Black Hills. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1956.

Ferguson, Connie Siverly. Index to Bierce's historical reminiscences of Summit County, Oh. Hudson Valley Genealogical Study Group, 1993.

Gale, Robert L. An Ambrose Bierce Companion. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2001.

Grattan, C. Hartley. Bitter Bierce: A Mystery of American Letters. Garden City: Doubleday, 1929.

Grenander, M. E. Ambrose Bierce. New York: Twayne, 1971.

Grenander , M.E. Ed. Poems of Ambrose Bierce. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.

Hall, Carroll D. Bierce and the Poe Hoax. San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1943.

Hopkins, Ernest J. The Ambrose Bierce Satanic Reader: Selections from the Invective Journalism of the Great Satirist. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968.

Hopkins, Ernest J. The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1970, 1984.

Hopkins, Ernest Jerome. Ed. The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary. Gardners Books, 2001.

Joshi, S. T. and David E. Schultz. Ambrose Bierce: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary Sources. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999.

Joshi, S.T. Ed. The Collected Fables of Ambrose Bierce. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 1996.

Joshi, S. T. and David E. Schultz. Eds. The Fall of the Republic and Other Political Satires by Ambrose Bierce. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2000.

Joshi, S. T. and David E. Schultz. A Much Misunderstood Man: Selected Letters of Ambrose Bierce. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2003.

Joshi, S. T. and David E. Schultz. Eds. A Sole Survivor: Bits of Autobiography. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1998.

Joshi, S. T. The Weird Tale: Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, Ambrose Bierce, H.T. Lovecraft. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990.

Lindley, Daniel. Ambrose Bierce Takes on the Railroad: The Journalist as Muckraker and Cynic. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1999.

Littell, Robert. "Bitter Bierce." Read America First. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1926.

McWilliams, Carey. Ambrose Bierce: A Biography. New York: A. and C. Boni, 1929.

Mencken, H. L. "Ambrose Bierce." Prejudices: Sixth Series. New York: Knopf, 1927.

Morris, Roy Jr. Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Morris, Roy Jr. Ed. The Devil's Dictionary. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Neale, Walter. Life of Ambrose Bierce. New York: Walter Neale, 1929.

Nickell, Joe. Ambrose Bierce is Missing: And Other Historical Mysteries. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1991.

Nishikawa, Masami. Kozetsu no Fushika Ambrose Bierce. Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1974.

Noel, Joseph. Footloose in Arcadia: A Personal Record of Jack London, George Sterling, Ambrose Bierce. New York: Carrick and Evans, 1940.

O'Connor, Richard. Ambrose Bierce: A Biography. New York: Little, Brown, 1967.

Owens, David M. The Devil's Topographer: Ambrose Bierce and the American War Story. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press, 2006.

Saunders, Richard. Ambrose Bierce: The Making of a Misanthrope. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1984.

Schaefer, Michael W. Just What War Is: The Civil War Writings of De Forest and Bierce. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press, 1997.

Smith, Edward H. "The Ambrose Bierce Irony." Mysteries of the Missing. New York: The Dial Press, 1927.

Smith, Paul Jordan. "Ambrose Bierce." On Strange Altars: A Book of Enthusiasms. New York: A. and C. Boni, 1924.

Starrett, Vincent. Ambrose Bierce. Chicago: Walter M. Hill, 1920.

Starrett, Vincent. "Ambrose Bierce." Buried Caesars: Essays in Literary Appreciation. Chicago: Corvici-McGee, 1923.

Sterling, George. The Testimony of the Suns. San Francisco: The Book Club of San Francisco, 1927.

Takahashi, Tsutomu. Parallelisms in the Literary Vision of Sin: Double-Readings of Natsume Soseki and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Akutagawa Ryunosuke and Ambrose Bierce, and Hagiwara Sakutaro and Stephen Crane. 2003.

Volkart, Edmund H. The Angel's Dictionary: A Modern Tribute to Ambrose Bierce. Olympic Marketing Corporation, 1986.

Wagenknecht, Edward and Ferebe Street. The Stories and Fables of Ambrose Bierce. Owings Mills, MD: Stemmer House, 1977.

Walker, Franklin. Ambrose Bierce: The Wickedest Man in San Francisco. San Francisco: Colt Press, 1941.

Ward, Alfred C. "Ambrose Bierce: 'In the Midst of Life.'" Aspects of the Modern Short Story, English and American. London: University of London Press, 1924.

Wiggins, Robert A. Ambrose Bierce. University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers. No. 37. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1964.

Wilson, Edmund. Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1962.

Woodruff, Stuart C. The Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce: A Study in Polarity. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1964.


Articles    [top]

Aaron, Daniel. Ambrose Bierce and the American Civil War. Uses of Literature, ed. Monroe Engel. Harvard English Studies, 4. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1973.

Ames, Clifford R. Do I Wake or Sleep? Technique as Content in Ambrose Bierce's Short Story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". American Literary Realism, 19 (Spring 1987).

Anderson, David D. Can Ohio and the Midwest Claim Ambrose Bierce? Ohioana Quarterly, 16 (1973).

Anderson, David D. Can Ohio and the Midwest Claim Ambrose Bierce? Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Newsletter, 27 (Summer 1997).

Anderson, David D. Can Such Things Be? Ambrose Bierce, the ‘Dead Mother,’ and Other American Traumas. In Spectral America: Phantoms and the National Imagination. Ed. Jeffrey A. Weinstock. Madison, WI: Popular, 2004.

Anderson, David D. The Old Northwest, the Midwest, and the Making of Three American Iconoclasts. In Critical Essays on Ambrose Bierce. Ed. Cathy N. Davidson. Boston: Hall, 1982.

Andrews, William L. Some New Ambrose Bierce Fables. American Literary Realism, 8 (August 1975).

Baby, François. Du littéraire au cinématographique: Une Problématique de l'adaptation. Etudes Litteraires, 13 (Apr. 1980).

Bahr, Howard W. Ambrose Bierce and Realism. The Southern Quarterly, 1 (July 1963).

Bailey, Ted. From Fiction to Film: Two Versions of Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". B. A. S.: British and American Studies/Revista de Studii Britanice si Americane, 7 (2001).

Barry, R. The Mystery of Ambrose Bierce. Mentor, 9 (June 1921).

Bennett, Raine E. Don Passe. Literary Review: An International Journal of Contemporary Writing, 15 (1971-1972).

Berkove, Lawrence I. "A Strange Adventure": The Story behind a Bierce Tale. American Literary Realism, 14 (Spring 1981).

Berkove, Lawrence I. Ambrose Bierce. In Updating the Literary West. Ed. Max Westbrook and Dan Flores. Fort Worth, TX: Western Literature Association, in association with Texas Christian University Press, 1997.

Berkove, Lawrence I. Ambrose Bierce's Concern with Mind and Man. Dissertation Abstracts, 23 (1962).

Berkove, Lawrence I. Arms and the Man: Ambrose Bierce's Response to War. Michigan Academician: Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts,and Letters, 1 (1969).

Berkove, Lawrence I. "Hades in Trouble": A Rediscovered Story by Ambrose Bierce. American Literary Realism, 25 (Winter 1993).

Berkove, Lawrence I. The Heart Has Its Reasons: Ambrose Bierce's Successful Failure at Philosophy. In Critical Essays on Ambrose Bierce. Ed. Cathy N. Davidson. Boston: Hall, 1982.

Berkove, Lawrence I. The Man with the Burning Pen: Ambrose Bierce as Journalist. Journal of Popular Culture, 15 (Fall 1981).

Berkove, Lawrence I. A Possible Influence of Bierce upon Cable. Markham Review, 7 (1978).

Berkove, Lawrence I. The Romantic Realism of Bierce and Norris. Frank Norris Studies, 15 (Spring 1993).

Berkove, Lawrence I. Two Impossible Dreams: Ambrose Bierce on Utopia and America. Huntington Library Quarterly: A Journal for the History and Interpretation of English and American Civilization, 44 (Autumn 1981).

Bierce, Helen. Ambrose Bierce at Home. American Mercury, 30 (December 1933).

Bishop, Morris. The Mystery of Ambrose Bierce. New Yorker, 26 February 1949.

Bleikasten, Andre and Jean Deurbergue. Lapus calami: Fantastique, fantasme et ecriture dans "The Death of Halpin Frayser". Recherches Anglaises et Americaines, 6 (1973).

Blume, Donald T. "A Quarter of an Hour": Hanging as Ambrose Bierce and Peyton Farquhar Knew It. American Literary Realism, 34 (Winter 2002).

Bolinger, Dwight L. Ambrose Bierce and "All Of". College English, 2 (Oct. 1940).

Bonner, Thomas, Jr. Experience and Imagination: Confluence in the War Fiction of Stephen Crane and Ambrose Bierce. War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, Special issue (1999).

Bosse, David. From Maps to the Macabre: Ambrose Bierce as a Topographer. Geography & Map Division Bull. (Spec. Libs. Assn.), 144 (June 1986).

Bower-Shore, Clifford. Ambrose Bierce. Bookman, 78 (1930).

Boyd, E. Rev.of Bitter Bierce: A Mystery of American Letters by C. Hartley Grattan. Outlook, 151 (1929).

Bozzetto, Roger. Ambrose G. Bierce, ou l'amertume. Europe : Revue Litteraire Mensuelle, 70 (Mar. 1988).

Braddy, Haldeen. Ambrose Bierce and Guy de Maupassant. American Notes and Queries, 1 (1941).

Braddy, Haldeen. Trailing Ambrose Bierce. American Notes and Queries, 1 (1941).

Brazil, John R. Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, and George Sterling: Victorians between Two Worlds. San Jose Studies, 4 (1978).

Brazil, John R. Behind the Bitterness: Ambrose Bierce in Text and Context. American Literary Realism, 1870-1910, 13 (1980).

Brinkmann, Horst. Zum Phänomen der Angst bei Stephen Crane und Ambrose Bierce. In Geschichtlichkeit und Neuanfang im sprachlichen Kunstwerk: Studien zur englischen Philologie zu Ehren von Fritz W. Schulze. Eds. Peter Erlebach, Wolfgang Müller, and Klaus Reuter. Tübingen: Narr, 1981.

Burleson, Donald R. Bierce's "The Damned Thing": A Nietzschean Allegory. Studies in Weird Fiction, 13 (Summer 1993).

Campbell, Christopher D. Conversation across a Century: The War Stories of Ambrose Bierce and Tim O'Brien. War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, 10 (Fall-Winter 1998).

Cann, Louis Gebhard. Ambrose Bierce: A Rejected Guest. Stratford Journal, 2 (1918).

Carlson, Gregory I. Four American Aesopic Parodists: Bierce, Thurber, Zimler, and Eichenberg. Reinardus: Yearbook of the International ReynardSociety/Annuaire de la Société Internationale Renardienne, 10 (1997).

Chandran, K. Narayana. T. S. Eliot and Ambrose Bierce: Another Source for the Witty Rhyme in "A Cooking Egg". Notes and Queries, 43 (Mar. 1996).

Cheatham, George and Judy Cheatham. Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". Explicator, 43 (Fall 1984).

Clemens, William M. The Art of Ambrose Bierce. The Biblio, 4 (July 1924).

Conlogue, William. A Haunting Memory: Ambrose Bierce and the Ravine of the Dead. Studies in Short Fiction, 28 (Winter 1991).

Conlogue, William. Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". Explicator, 48 (Fall 1989).

Cooper, Frederic Taber. Ambrose Bierce, An Appraisal. Bookman, 33 (July 1911).

Couser, G. Thomas. Writing the Civil War: Ambrose Bierce's "Jupiter Doke, Brigadier-General". Studies in American Fiction, 18 (Spring 1990).

Crane, Joan St. C. Rare or Seldom Seen Dust Jackets of American First Editions: XI. Serif, 10 (1973).

Crane, John Kenny. Crossing the Bar Twice: Post-Mortem Consciousness in Bierce, Hemingway, and Golding. Studies in Short Fiction, 6 (1968).

Creighton, Jane. Bierce, Fuentes, and the Critique of Reading: A Study of Carlos Fuentes's The Old Gringo. South Central Review: The Journal of theSouth Central Modern Language Association, 9 (Summer 1992).

Davidson, Avram. How I Collaborated with Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Sinclair Lewis, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Margaret, & Others. New York Review of Science Fiction , 17 (April 2005).

Davidson, Cathy N. Literary Semantics and the Fiction of Ambrose Bierce. ETC., A Review of General Semantics, 31 (September 1974).

Davidson, Cathy N. Re-Structuring the Ineffable and Ambrose Bierce's "The Secret of Macarger's Gulch". Markham Review, 12 (Fall 1982).

Davies, Walford. Imitation and Invention: The Use of Borrowed Material in Dylan Thomas's Prose. Essays in Criticism: A Quarterly Journal of Literary Criticism, 18 (1968).

Day, Leon. Ambrose Bierce Has the Last Word -- Again. Studies in Weird Fiction, 24 (Winter 1999).

de Castro, Adolphe. Ambrose Bierce as He Really Was. American Parade, 1 (October 1926).

de Vree, Freddy. Ambrose Bierce. Kunst and Culture, 1 (May 1975).

Dibble, R.F. Ambrose Bierce. Overland Monthly, 85 (1927).

Dickson, S.B. Ambrose Bierce, Cynical Poet and Philosopher of Old San Francisco. Sunset Magazine, 63 (1929).

Dimeo, Steven. Psychological Symbolism in Three Early Tales of Invisibility. Riverside Quarterly, 5 (1971).

Doyle, James. Inventing the Truth: Rural and Urban Myths in Ambrose Bierce's In the Midst of Life. In Mythes ruraux et urbains dans la culture américaine. Aix-en-Provence: University de Provence, 1990.

Duban, James and Solomon Sallfors. A Phenomenal "Occurrence" at Owl Creek Bridge: The Presence of Emanuel Swedenborg and Henry James, Sr. English Language Notes, 42 (2005).

Dunbar, John R. Letters of George Sterling to Carey McWilliams. California Historical Quarterly: Journal of the California Historical Society, 46 (1967).

Dupeyron-Lafay, Françoise. Lire le détail: Une Lecture détective de quelques nouvelles d'Ambrose Bierce. Imaginaires: Revue du Centre de Recherche surl'Imaginaire dans les Littératures de Langue Anglaise, 7 (2001).

Durzak, Margund. Ambrose Bierce und Stephan Hermlin: Zur Rezeption der amerikanischen Short Story in Deutschland. Arcadia: Zeitschrift fur Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, 11 (1976).

East, H.M., Jr. Bierce- The Warrior Writer. Overland Monthly, 65 (June 1915).

Eckhardt, Jason C. Across the Borderland of Conjecture with Mr. Bierce. Studies in Weird Fiction, 4 (Fall 1988).

English Tribute to the Genius of Ambrose Bierce. Current Opinion, 63 (June 1915).

Espadas, Elizabeth. Carlos Fuentes's Tribute (and Reply) to Ambrose Bierce in The Old Gringo: A Unique Example of Inter-American Dialogue.
In Global Perspectives on Teaching Literature: Shared Visions and Distinctive Visions. Eds. Sandra Ward Lott, Maureen S. G. Hawkins, and Norman McMillan. Urbana, IL: Nat. Council of Teachers of English, 1993.

Fabó, Kinga. Ambrose Bierce: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". Acta Litteraria Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 24 (1982).

Fatout, Paul. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914). American Literary Realism, 1870-1910, 1 (1967).

Fatout, Paul. Ambrose Bierce, Civil War Topographer. American Literature, 26 (November 1954).

Fatout, Paul. Ambrose Bierce Writes About War. The Book Club of California Quarterly News Letter, 16 (Fall 1951).

Field, B.S., Jr. Ambrose Bierce as a Comic. Western Humanities Review, 31 (Spring 1977).

Follett, Wilson. Ambrose Bierce: An Analysis of Perverse Wit that Shaped His Work. Bookman, 68 (1928-29).

Follett, Wilson. Ambrose, Son of Marcus Aurelius. Atlantic Monthly, 160 (July 1937).

Follett, Wilson. Bierce in His Brilliant Obscurity. New York Times Book Review, 11 October 1936.

Fortenberry, George E. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?): A Critical Bibliography of Secondary Comment. American Literary Realism, 4 (1971).

Fraser, Howard M. Points South: Ambrose Bierce, Jorge Luis Borges, and the Fantastic. Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature, 1 (1977).

French, Joseph Lewis. Ambrose Bierce. Pearson's Magazine, 39 (1918).

Friedrich, Otto. The Passion of Death in Ambrose Bierce. Zero, 2 (1956).

Frink, Maurice M. A Sidelight on Ambrose Bierce. Book Notes, 1 (1923).

Fry, Carrol L. and Wayne A. Chandler. An Epiphany at Owl Creek Bridge: Intimations of Immortalities in Ambrose Bierce's Fiction. Studies in Weird Fiction, 24 (Winter 1999).

Garnett, Porter. Poetics, Bierce and Sterling. Pacific Monthly, 18 (1907).

Geduld, Harry M. Literature into Film: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature, 27 (1978).

Goldstein, J.S. Edwin Markham, Ambrose Bierce, and "The Man With the Hoe."” Modern Language Notes, 58 (1943).

Grattan, C. Hartley. Biography of a Journalist. Saturday Review, 18 August 1951.

Grenander, M.E. Ambrose Bierce and Cobwebs from an Empty Skull: A Note on BAL 1100 and 1107. PBSA, 69 (1975).

Grenander, M.E. Ambrose Bierce Describes Swinburne. Courier, 14 (1977).

Grenander , M.E. Ambrose Bierce and In the Midst of Life. Book Collector, 20 (1971).

Grenander, M. E. Ambrose Bierce, John Camden Hotten, The Fiend's Delight and Nuggets and Dust. Huntington Library Quarterly: A Journal for the History and Interpretation of English and American Civilization, 28 (1965).

Grenander, M.E. Bierce's Turn of the Screw: Tales of Ironical Terror. Western Humanities Review, 11 (Summer 1957).

Grenander, M.E. California's Albion: Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Tom Hood, John Camden Hotten, and Andrew Chatto. PBSA: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 72 (1978).

Grenander, M.E. "Five Blushes, Ten Shudders and a Vomit": Mark Twain on Ambrose Bierce's Nuggets and Dust. American Literary Realism, 17 (Autumn 1984).

Grenander, M.E. Library Gazette: A London Letter of Joaquin Miller to Ambrose Bierce. Yale University Library Gazette, 46 (1971).

Gribble, Francis. The Ambrose Bierce Mystery. Biblio, 4 (1924).

Gunji, Toshio. "Akuma no Jiten" no Akuma. Eigo Seinen: The Rising Generation, 119 (1974).

Habibi, Don Asher. The Experience of a Lifetime: Philosophical Reflections on a Narrative Device of Ambrose Bierce. Studies in the Humanities, 29 (2002).

Hall, Michael . "Addicted to Utterance of Truth and Common Sense". Sewanee Review, 60 (Fall 2002).

Harding, Ruth. Mr. Boythorn-Bierce. Bookman, 61 (1925).

Harris, Leon. Satan's Lexicographer. American Heritage, 28 (1972).

Harte, Walter Blackburn. A Tribute to Ambrose Bierce. Biblio, 4 (1924).

Hartwell, Ronald. Fallen Timbers-a Death Trap: A Comparison of Bierce and Munro. Research Studies, 49 (1981).

Hayden, Brad. Ambrose Bierce: The Esthetics of a Derelict Romantic. GypsyScholar: A Graduate Forum for Literary Criticism, 7 (1980).

Highsmith, James M. The Forms of Burlesque in The Devil's Dictionary. Satire Newsletter, 7 (1970).

Hoppenstand, Gary. Ambrose Bierce and the Transformation of the Gothic Tale in the Nineteenth-Century American Periodical. In Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America. Eds. Kenneth M. Price and Susan Belasco Smith. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995.

Hunter, Adrian . Obscured Hurts: The Civil War Writing of Henry James and Ambrose Bierce. War, Literature, and the Arts: An International Journal of theHumanities, 14 (2002).

Ibarrola Armendariz, Aitor. Discursive Stratagems: Ambrose Bierce's Attacks on Realism's Metaphysics of Language. Revista Alicantina de EstudiosIngleses, 7 (Nov. 1994).

Joshi, S. T. "Bodies of the Dead" by Ambrose Bierce. Studies in Weird Fiction, 20 (Winter 1997).

Joshi, S. T. The Fiction of Ambrose Bierce: A Bibliographical Survey. Studies in Weird Fiction, 23 (Summer 1998).

Joshi, S. T. Three Uncollected Stories by Ambrose Bierce. Studies in Weird Fiction, 18 (1996).

Kalter, Susan "Chickamauga" as an Indian-Wars Narrative: The Relevance of Ambrose Bierce for a First-Nations-Centered Study of the Nineteenth Century. Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory, 56 (Winter 2000).

Kazin, Alfred. On Ambrose Bierce and "Parker Adderson, Philosopher." In The American Short Story. Ed. Calvin Skaggs. New York: Dell, 1977.

Kenton, Edna. Ambrose Bierce and "Moxon's Master." Bookman, 62 (1925).

Klein, Marcus. San Francisco and Her Hateful Ambrose Bierce. Hudson Review, 7 (Autumn 1954).

Kratzke, Peter. Witty Words, Moral Lessons: Ambrose Bierce's Write It Right. Studies in American Humor, 3 (1999).

Kunz, Don. Arthur Barron & Bitter Bierce. Literature/Film Quarterly, 15 (1987).

Lambert, Mary. A Trio of California Poets. Pacific Town Talk, 18 December 1897.

Langleben, Maria M. Phonology as a Pattern of Analysis: The Deep Message of the Thrillers by Ambrose Bierce. In The Prague School and Its Legacy: In Linguistics, Literature, Semiotics, Folklore, and the Arts. Ed. Yishai Tobin. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1988.

Larson, Kelli A. Bierce's "Chickamauga": A Lesson in History. Midwestern Miscellany, 27 (Spring 1999).

Leary, Lewis. Bierce in Business. Saturday Review, 9 June 1956.

Leider, Emily. "Your Picture Hangs in My Salon": The Letters of Gertrude Atherton to Ambrose Bierce. California Hist., 60 (Winter 1981-1982).

Linkin, Harriet Kramer. Narrative Technique in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". Journal of Narrative Technique, 18 (Spring 1988).

Littell, Robert. Bitter Bierce. New Republic, 40 (1924).

Logan, F.J. The Wry Seriousness of "Owl Creek Bridge." American Literary Realism, 10 (Spring 1977).

Lovett, R.M. Five Books on Ambrose Bierce. American Literature, 1 (January 1930).

Loyd, Dennis. "All Is Hushed at Shiloh": A Reminiscence. Border States :Journal of the Kentucky-Tennessee American Studies Association, 8 (1991).

Marcus, Fred H. Film and Fiction: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". California English Journal, 7 (1971).

Mariani, Giorgio. Ambrose Bierce's Civil War Stories and the Critique of the Martial Spirit. Studies in American Fiction, 19 (Autumn 1991).

Martin, Jay. Ambrose Bierce. In The Comic Imagination in American Literature. Ed. Louis D. Rubin, Jr. New Brunswick: Rutgers Univ. Press, 1972.

McCann, William. Introduction. Ambrose Bierce's Civil War. New York: Henry Regnery, 1956.

McLean, Robert C. The Deaths in Ambrose Bierce's "Halpin Frayser." PLL, 10 (1974).

McWilliams, Carey. Ambrose Bierce. American Mercury, 16 (February 1929).

McWilliams, Carey. Ambrose Bierce and His First Love. Bookman, 75 (June 1932).

McWilliams, Carey. Introduction. The Devil's Dictionary. New York: Sagamore Press, 1957.

McWilliams, Carey. The Mystery of Ambrose Bierce. American Mercury, 22 (March 1931).

McWilliams, Carey. Roosevelt Johnson Becomes Reminiscent. Overland Monthly 85 (December 1927).

Mears, Keith. Facing Death: American Eyes and Europe. Symbiosis: AJournal of Anglo-American Literary Relations, 8 (Oct. 2004).

Millard, Bailey. The Launching of a Famous Poem. Bookman, 27 (May 1908).

Millard, Bailey. Personal Memories of Bierce. Bookman, 40 (July 1915).

Miller, Arthur M. The Influence of Edgar Allan Poe on Ambrose Bierce. American Literature, 4 (May 1932).

Monaghan, Frank. Ambrose Bierce and the Authorship of The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter. American Literature, 2 (1931).

Monteiro, George. Addenda to Gaer: Bierce in The Anti-Philistine. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 66 (1972).

Monteiro, George. Addenda to Gaer: Reprintings of Bierce's Stories. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 68 (1974).

Moreth-Hebel, Christine and Udo J. Hebel. Vom Intertext zum Internet: Intermediale Literaturinterpretation: Carson McCullers' "The Ballad of the Sad Café' und Ambrose Bierce's "Chickamauga". Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch, 32 (July 1998).

Mr. Bierce's War Club.
Bookman, 30 (October 1909).

Nakagawa, Misao. Tanpen-shosetsu no Buntai: Ambrose Bierce no Sakuhin. In Gengo to Buntai: Higashida Chiaki Kyoju Kanreki Kinen Ronbunshu. Ed. Chiaki Higashida. Osaka: Osaka Kyoiku Tosho, 1975.

Nathan, George J
ean. Ambrose Light. American Mercury, 2 (1934).

Nations, Leroy J. Ambrose Bierce: The Gray Wolf of American Letters. South Atlantic Quarterly, 25 (1926).

Nickell, Joe. Ambrose Bierce and Those "Mysterious Disappearances" Legends. Indiana Folklore, 13 (1980).

Nünning, Ansgar F. "The Realm of the Unknown": Epistemological Skepticism, Historical Revisionism, and the Transgressions of Boundaries in Ambrose Bierce's Short Stories. In Re-Visioning the Past: Historical Self-Reflexivity in American Short Fiction. Trier, Germany: Wissenschaftlicher, 1998.

O'Brien, Matthew C. Ambrose Bierce and the Civil War: 1865. American Literature, 48 (1976).

O'Brien, Matthew C. "The Sweet Teaching of the Heavens": The Significance of the Sun in Civil War Literature. In Helios: From Myth to Solar Energy: Images of the Sun in Myth and Legend; the Sun in Literature, Art, and Music; Solar Energy Projections - Social, Economic, Legal, and Political. Ed. M. E. Grenander. Albany: Inst. for Humanistic Studies, State University of New York, 1978.

Oehser, P.H. Ambrose Bierce's Centenary. Saturday Review, 21 November 1942.

Okuda, Shunsuke. "Akuma no Jiten" no Fushisei. Eigo Seinen: The Rising Generation, 120 (1974).

Oliver, Lawrence J. and Gary Scharnhorst. Charlotte Gilman Perkins versus Ambrose Bierce. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Her Contempories: Literary and Intellectual Contexts. Eds. Cynthia J. Davis and Denise D. Knight. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2004.

Owens, David M. Bierce and Biography: The Location of Owl Creek Bridge. American Literary Realism, 26 (Spring 1994).

Pagetti, Carlo. Iracconti di Ambrose Bierce. Studi Americani, 16 (1970).

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Pelletier, Esther. La Théorie des fonctions du langage au cinéma: Un Essai d'application. Etudes Litteraires, 13 (Apr. 1980).

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Rideing, William H. A Corner of Bohemia. Bookman, 32 (February 1911).

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Scarsella, Alessandro. From Goya to Bierce: The Icons of Slaughter. In Red Badges of Courage: Wars and Conflicts in American Culture. Eds. Biancamarie Pisapia, Ugo Rubeo, and Anna Scacchi. Rome, Italy: Bulzoni, 1998.

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Scholnick, Robert J. "My Humble Muse": Some New Bierce Letters. Markham Review, 5 (1976).

Schulz, Volker. Ambrose Bierce: "Oil of Dog". Anglistik & Englischunterricht, 23 (1984).

Schulz, Volker. Structuralist Narrative Theory and Methodology: W. O. Hendricks' Analysis of Ambrose Bierce's Short Story "Oil of Dog" as Testcase. Fu Jen Studies: Literature & Linguistics, 22 (1989).

Shields, M. Kathryn. Stories These Masks Could Tell: Literary References in the Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard. Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, 37 (Dec. 2004).

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Reviews    [top]

Another Attempt to Boost Bierce Into Immortality. Current Opinion, 65 (September 1918).

Rev. of The Collected Works, Vol. I. The Atheneum, 3 July 1909.

Rev. of The Collected Works, Vol. II. The Atheneum, 26 March 1910.

Rev. of The Collected Works, Vol. III. The Atheneum, 11 June 1910.

Rev. of The Collected Works, Vol. VII-X. The Atheneum, 16 September, 1911.

Hubbard, Elbert. Rev of The Collected Works, Vol. I. The FRA, 3 (May 1909).

Rev. of In the Midst of Life. The Atheneum, 20 February 1892.

Rev. of In the Midst of Life. The Nation, 66 (March 1898).

Rev. of In the Midst of Life. The Nation, 107 (August 1918).

Monahan, Michael. Our Greatest Poet. The Papyrus, 1 (October 1907).

Smith, H. Greenbough. Bierce's Devil Dictionary. The Biblio, 4 (July 1924).

Dissertations    [top]

Allred, Randal Wayne. Writing the Civil War: Cultural Myth and War Narrative in De Forest, Bierce, and Crane. Diss. UCLA 1994.

Berkove, Lawrence Ivan. Ambrose Bierce's Concern with Mind and Man. Diss. Pennsylvania 1962.

Blume, Donald Thomas. Ambrose Bierce's Civilians and Soldiers in Context: A Critical Study. Diss. Florida State 2000.

Brazil, John Russell. Literature, Self, and Society: The Growth of a Political Aesthetic in Early San Francisco. Diss. Yale 1975.

Davidson, Cathy N. The Poetics of Perception: A Semantic Analysis of the Short Fiction of Ambrose Bierce. Diss. S.U.N.Y. (Binghamton).

Emmons, Winfred S. The Materials and Methods of American Horror Fiction in the Nineteeth Century. Diss. Louisiana State 1952.

Finn, Eugene C. Ambrose Bierce and the Journalization of the American Short Story. Diss. St. John's 1954.

Francendese, Janet Malverti. Ambrose Bierce as a Journalist. Diss. N.Y.U. 1977.

Fudge, Dennis Keith. Questioning Truth: War and the Art of Writing in Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, Michael Herr, and Tim O'Brien. Diss. Mississippi, 1996.

Grenander, M.E. The Critical Theories of Ambrose Bierce. Diss. Chicago 1948.

Griffin, Martin. Reconciliation and Irony, 1865-1905: James Russell Lowell, Henry James, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Ambrose Bierce. Diss. UCLA 2002.

Hill, Larry Lew. Style in the Tales of Ambrose Bierce. Diss. Wisconsin 1973.

Hodgson, Helen E. Four Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce: A Critical Edition. Diss. Denver 1973.

Ingham, Donna Sue Christopher. Ambrose Bierce as Fabulist: Controlling the Moment. Diss. Texas Tech 1992.

Kocher, Richard Luke. Fear and Dilemma in the War Stories of Ambrose Bierce. Diss. Southern California 1978.

Kratzke, Peter James. Ambrose Bierce and Jack London: The American Dream, Citizens and Rules, Judges and Principles. Diss. Kentucky 1994.

Kummer, George N. Percival Pollard: Precursor of the "Twenties." Diss. N.Y.U. 1947.

Logan, F.J. The Development of Ambrose Bierce's Prose Style. Diss. Alberta 1974.

Morris, Lewis R. Philosophical Concepts in American Short Stories. Diss. Howard 1972.

Nacco, Stephen Damian. The Double Motif in the Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce. Diss. Fordham 1991.

Owens, David M. The Devil’s Topographer: Ambrose Bierce and the American War Story. Diss. Purdue 2001.

Rubens, Philip Maurice. The Literary Gothic and the Fiction of Ambrose Gwinett Bierce. Diss. Northern Illinois 1976.

Schaefer, Michael Wingfield. 'Just What War Is': Realism in the Civil War Writings of John W. De Forest and Ambrose Bierce. Diss. North Carolina 1991.

Sheller, Harry Lynn. The Satire of Ambrose Bierce: Its Objects, Forms, Devices, and Possible Origins. Diss. Southern California 1945.

Smith, Rebecca. The Civil War and Its Aftermath in American Fiction, 1861-1899. Diss. Chicago 1932.

Suhre, Lawrence R. A Consideration of Ambrose Bierce as Black Humorist. Diss. Penn State 1973.

Takahashi, Tsutomu. Parallelisms in the Literary Vision of Sin: Double-Readings of Natsume Soseki and Nathaniel Hawthorne; Akutagawa Ryunosuke and Ambrose Bierce; and Hagiwara Sakutaro and Stephen Crane. Diss. Penn State 1992.