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Civil War Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – 1 Nov 1994
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"Bierce''s war stories are. . .arresting, often shocking accounts of the incivilities perpetrated by and on men suddenly confronting their own mortality."--Cathy N. Davidson, author of "The Experimental Fictions of Ambrose Bierce"--Cathy N. Davidson
"He will remain one of our greatest wits, one of our most uncompromising satirists, the perfecter of two or three new genres."--Clifton Fadiman--Clifton Fadiman
"Bierce's war stories are. . .arresting, often shocking accounts of the incivilities perpetrated by and on men suddenly confronting their own mortality."--Cathy N. Davidson, author of The Experimental Fictions of Ambrose Bierce--Cathy N. Davidson
"[These] striking stories center on subject matter virtually unique in fiction: the awareness of imminent violent death. Perhaps borrowing from his experience of being gravely wounded in the Civil War, [Bierce] wrote upward of a dozen stories in which the protagonist knows he is about to die, usually by hanging or firing squad--or, in a variation, recovers consciousness after being pronounced dead."--Dennis Drabelle, Smithsonian--Dennis Drabelle "Smithsonian " --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The true genius is his harnessing of the horrific consequences of war which soldiers face, regardless of era.
This collection might as well have been written about Afghanistan or Iraq as it was about the Civil War.