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Read online Le Dictionnaire Du Diable.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Le Dictionnaire Du Diable RASEUR n personne qui parle quand vous souhaitez qu elle coute VIEILLESSE n p riode de la vie pendant laquelle nous composons avec les vices que nous continuons ch rir en vilipendant ceux auxquels nous n avons plus l audace de nous adonner Politique moralit religion ou administration en sept cents d finitions Ambrose Bierce revisite les lieux communs de l Am rique du XIXe si cle La f rocit de sa plume est la hauteur de son combat contre toutes les formes de l hypocrisie de ses contemporains Pascale Haas nous offre une traduction in dite d un antidote aux id es re ues .

strong Biographie de l auteur strong Ambrose Bierce Nouvelliste et journaliste am ricain contemporain de Mark Twain Ses ditoriaux sont un r quisitoire contre le puritanisme de l Am rique du XXe si cle Ce ma tre de l humour noir est galement connu pour ses r cits fantastiques by Ambrose Bierce

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Le Dictionnaire Du Diable
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Category:Non fiction, Classics, Reference, Humor
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This engrossing tale presents as its central theme the ultimately unknowable and untameable essence of nature and the natural world Told from several different perspectives the story focuses on a freak fatal accident that is written off as a wild animal attack But does that description get at the truth of the matter At least one witness is convinced otherwise A story of the paranormal that was once loosely adapted for an episode of the television series Masters of Horror, The best from the legendary th century journalist including stories that still amuse shock and entertain The Devil s Dictionary Can Such Things Be Negligible Tales and more, Ambrose Bierce wrote stories so dramatically different from those of his contemporaries that they hardly seem like they were written in the nineteenth century These original and innovative tales most of which appeared in the s and s constitute examples of his best and most characteristic short fiction anti war satires that underscore the barbarism and futility of bloodshed horror stories with a keenly ironic edge and sardonic tall tales of the Old West br The American Civil War was the defining experience of Bierce s life and the battlefield ordeals from his service within the Union army contributed to his distinctive brand of cynical realism This collection boasts the best of his Civil War tales including Chickamauga A Horseman in the Sky and the author s much imitated masterpiece An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Writers of mystery and suspense stories have long been influenced by Bierce s tales of the supernatural such as The Moonlit Road and The Eyes of the Panther This anthology also features Oil of Dog My Favorite Murder and other satirical fables that continue to captivate readers with their humor and ingenuity, If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in i The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary i There a bore is a person who talks when you wish him to listen and happiness is an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another This is the most comprehensive authoritative edition ever of Ambrose Bierce s satiric masterpiece It renders obsolete all other versions that have appeared in the book s ninety year history br A virtual onslaught of acerbic confrontational wordplay i The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary i offers some wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life Little is sacred and few are safe for Bierce targets just about any pursuit from matrimony to immortality that allows our willful failings and excesses to shine forth br br Ambrose Bierce s i The Devil s Dictionary i is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain Mencken and Thurber This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere br br br br i The Devil s Dictionary i was originally titled i The Cynic s Word Book i in and changed to the former title in