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Monday, February 21, 2011

MR. SARDONIC

Sardonic means “derisively mocking,” and that certainly describes much of the work of American author Ambrose Bierce, a newspaperman and Civil War soldier who wrote the classic “Tales of Soldiers and Civilians” and “The Devil’s Dictionary.” Now his 12-volume Collected Works is available full-text online (for free) thanks to the Hathi Trust:

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NOTE: Volume 1 includes writings on his own service in the Civil War, including his classic “The Crime at Pickett’s Mill”:

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