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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge - by Ambrose Bierce
I don't want to say too much about this quirky short story by Ambrose Bierce, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." (US Edition) (UK Edition) It was written in 1890 and has become, perhaps, his best known work.
Here is an Amazon Reader Review:
His writing has a way-a style and is captivating, clever and original. Like all good works, they don't age with time. I would highly recommend his work. Bierce himself was an interesting man-a journalist by trade who managed to obtain recognition latterly for his work and ended up 'disappearing' in New Mexico, I believe. [Mexico the country, not the State, New Mexico - ed.] A strange ending to a man who engineered many strange endings in his numerous short stories.
It is very much a story you do not want to read about before you read it! It has always been popular, regularly assigned in school, and a subject for discussion. It won't take you long to read but you will be mulling it over for longer than it took to read . . . Let's just say this is a story about an American Civil War soldier and leave it at that.
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Posted by Marilyn Litt at 10:58 PM