Item description for El diccionario del diablo by Ambrose Bierce...
A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, this work---which first appeared in the San Francisco News Letter in 1875---adds approximately 1,600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. Little is sacred and few are safe as the author targets just about any pursuit, from matrimony to immortality, exposing people'swillful failings and excesses.
Una coleccin de idioma mordaz y chocante, esta obra---que primero apareci enel peridico SanFrancisco News Letter en 1875---ofrece unas 1,600 definiciones ingeniosas del vocabulario comn de la poca. Nada es sagrado ya que el autor abarca los temas del matrimonio y la inmortalidad, indicando las muchas fallas y los excesos de las personas.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 1" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Edimat Libros
ISBN 8497647483 ISBN13 9788497647489
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More About Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), friend and rival of Mark Twain, was one of nineteenth-century America's most renowned satirists. A Union veteran of the Civil War, he became one of the best-known writers and journalists in the country. In 1913 he set off for Mexico, then in the throes of revolution, and was never seen again.
Ralph Steadman, artist, writer, sculptor, political cartoonist, and designer of labels for vintage wines, is the author/illustrator of, most recently, the novel Doodaaa, as well as the illustrator of Lewis Carroll's Alice, George Orwell's Animal Farm, and Hunter Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. His work appears regularly in such publications as the New Yorker, the New York Times, GQ, Esquire, and the Los Angeles Times.
Ambrose Bierce lived in the state of Ohio. Ambrose Bierce was born in 1842 and died in 1914.
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