The Resource Ambrose Bierce's Civilians and soldiers in context : a critical study, Donald T. Blume, (electronic resource)

Ambrose Bierce's Civilians and soldiers in context : a critical study, Donald T. Blume, (electronic resource)

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Ambrose Bierce's Civilians and soldiers in context : a critical study
Title
Ambrose Bierce's Civilians and soldiers in context
Title remainder
a critical study
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Donald T. Blume
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eng
Summary
Ambrose Bierce's In the Midst of Life, the second volume of The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, is hailed by critics and scholars alike as his most important literary work. In Ambrose Bierce's Civilians and Soldiers in Context: A Critical Study, Donald T. Blume refutes this and instead identifies Bierce's original 1892 collection as his most definitive and authoritative work. The two subsequent collections, appearing in 1898 and 1909, although containing subtle clues pointing back to the importance of the 1892 collection, are in their primary effect literary red herrings. This new study reveals that the nineteen stories that comprised the original Tales of Soldiers and Civilians consist of carefully developed and interrelated meanings and themes that can only be fully understood by examining the complex circumstances of their original productions. By considering each of the nineteen tales in the order in which they were first published and by drawing heavily on contemporary related materials, Blume re-creates much of original milieu into which Bierce carefully placed his short stories. Blume systematically examines many of Bierce's editing flaws, exposing that Bierce's decisions often weakened the original literary merits of his stories. Ultimately this story reveals, tale by tale and layer by layer, that the nineteen stories included in Bierce's 1892 collection were masterpieces of fiction, destined to become classics. Historians and Civil War enthusiasts, as well as literary scholars, will welcome this new study
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contains biographical information
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N$T
Dewey number
814/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1097.T33
LC item number
B57 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Ambrose Bierce's Civilians and soldiers in context : a critical study, Donald T. Blume, (electronic resource)
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Ambrose Bierce's Civilians and soldiers in context : a critical study, Donald T. Blume, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-393) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"A holy terror" -- "An inhabitant of Carcosa" -- "Killed at Resaca" -- "One of the missing" -- "A son of the Gods" -- "A tough tussle" -- "Chickamauga" -- "The horseman in the sky" -- "The coup de grace" -- "The suitable surroundings" -- "The affair at Coulter's notch" -- "The watcher by the dead" -- "The man and the snake" -- "An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" -- "The middle toe of the right foot" -- "Haita, the shepherd" -- "James Adderson, philosopher and wit" -- "An heiress from Redhorse" -- "The boarded window."
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ocn815970213
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1 online resource (xxii, 400 p.)
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9781612773742
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