The Dance of Death

  • Title: The Dance of Death
  • Author: Ambrose Bierce
  • ISBN: 9780781219570
  • Page: 360
  • Format: cloth
  • The Dance of Death General Books publication date Original publication date Original Publisher The American News Company Subjects Waltz Fiction Classics Fiction Literary History General Literary Criticism Gene
    General Books publication date 2009 Original publication date 1877 Original Publisher The American News Company Subjects Waltz Fiction Classics Fiction Literary History General Literary Criticism General Performing Arts Dance General Notes This is an OCR reprint There may be typos or missing text There are no illustrations or an index When you buy the GGeneral Books publication date 2009 Original publication date 1877 Original Publisher The American News Company Subjects Waltz Fiction Classics Fiction Literary History General Literary Criticism General Performing Arts Dance General Notes This is an OCR reprint There may be typos or missing text There are no illustrations or an index When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million Books where you can select from than a million books for free You can also preview the book there.

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    About Ambrose Bierce


    1. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce 1842 1914 was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon, The Devil s Dictionary The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work along with his vehemence as a critic, with his motto nothing matters earned him the nickname Bitter Bierce Despite his reputation as a searing critic, however, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including poet George Sterling and fiction writer W C Morrow Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories This style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, the theme of war, and impossible events.Bierce disappeared in December 1913 He is believed to have traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that country s ongoing revolution.


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    1. Based on the title, I was expecting fiction. Turns out Bierce was bent way out of shape about the decadence of public dancing. Go figure. I was hoping they would be stuck dancing until they all dropped dead no such luck.

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    2. I wasn't really aware that the waltz was seen as so scandalous to the Victorians. Bierce expended a lot of time and energy in writing what I believe is rather a heavy handed satire based on the contemporary criticisms of this particular dance

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    3. Free download available at Project Gutenberg.

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    4. Ridiculously contrived satire but so deftly handled and well constructed it's honestly a pleasure to read. Well played, sir.

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