|Birthname||Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett|
|born on||24 June 1842|
|Place||Meigs (Meigs County), Ohio, 39n10, 81w54|
|Timezone||LMT m81w54 (is local mean time)|
American short story writer and journalist, a Washington D.C. correspondent for Hearst papers in 1887-1896. After service in the Civil War with the Union army 1861-1865, he moved to San Francisco and began his writings. He became an editor for "News Letter" in 1868, leaving for London in 1872 where he wrote for the magazine, "Fun," also publishing sketches and satirical fables. Moving back to San Francisco in 1876, he worked as the editor for "Wasp" and contributed to the "Sunday Examiner." His work was comedic, cynical, sarcastic and macabre. Bierce's "Collected Works" were published from 1909-1912. In 1913, he disappeared in Mexico; presumably to join Pancho Villa's army and no trace of him has ever been found.
Today Bierce is best known for his "howlingly funny" book The Devil's Dictionary, which was named as one of "The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration; for his story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” "one of the most famous and frequently anthologized stories in American literature"; and for his book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (also published as In the Midst of Life), which was named by the Grolier Club as one of the 100 most influential American books printed before 1900.
In addition, Bierce has been called “the one genuine wit that These States have ever seen” by H. L. Mencken and “one of our preeminent satirists”. A prolific writer of "astounding versatility,"
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1909 (Collected Works)
- Crime : Missing Person 1913 (Disappeared in Mexico)
Birth time unknown, Penfield Collection states speculative time for 10.00 am, Old file has 9:35 AM LMT
Starkman rectified to 03.04.04 LMT Asc 8Gem44'
- Passions : Criminal Victim : Missing person (Disappeared in Mexico, never found)
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book