Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
Bierce was America's first realist writer, but, unlike realism's later practitioners, he knew something about reality--it's really funny.--P. J. O'Rourke
This carefully edited manuscript will add immeasurably to Bierce studies.--Joseph B. McCullough "University of Nevada-Las Vegas "
This is a work of genuinely impressive scholarship and will undoubtedly become the authoritative text for Bierce's Devil's Dictionary.--Thomas V. Quirk "University of Missouri-Columbia "
Splendidly produced.--London Times Literary Supplement
A compilation of all of Bierce's satirical definitions published over a forty-year period, this latest version of the Dictionary ('A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic') merits a wide readership both within and without the Academy ('A modern school where football is taught').--American Literary Review
Most readers and biographers have agreed with Schultz and Joshi that The Devil's Dictionary is 'quintessential Bierce.' For the serious student of Bierce's diabolical lexicon, their beautiful new edition . . . will be a delight.--Sewanee Review
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review