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These lines are so pithy and clever that they are much more effective than an op-ed in any publication that drones on about some group or idea the journalist hates. He includes a lot of poetry written by poets I’ve never heard of.

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A child of two races, ashamed of both. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Sorry if I sound a bit crabby compared to the glowing 5-star reviews before this one, but although witty, I just don’t find this the wittiest ever, which would ha Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Leia mais Leia menos. If nothing else, a lot of the definitions that Bierce coined back in his day are very relevant today. However, a great many of them are as amusing as ever.

The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

And as with all truly great satire, the ones who take the punishment the most and hardest are the most powerful people in society or the ones who think they are the most powerful in society.

Read more Read less. But it is his definitions for his words that make this little volume a classic.


Get to Know Us. His word choices for his dictionary are clever and idiosyncratic, as are his uses of archaic words even in his own timehis actual neologisms, and his accompanying poetry for words, all written by different, mysterious pseudonyms. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

That’s an importabt distinction, for he made no effort to write a complete dictionary, and he was writing in the context of current events that are no longer current. As a result, Bierce attacks with special bile politicians, financiers, bankers, titans of industry, and theologians.

There are no graphics and xo these snippets are the only use of examples and clarification provided. The format makes this book a great text for dipping into any time you need a quick laugh. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Dive into a masterpiece of American satirical writing.

Although it is clever in places, it is also dated, both in language and in allusions. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

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A mysterious form of matter secreted by the brain. While some of the entries are badly dated, others remain as true as the day they were written by the brilliantly cynical Bierce. Instead, his definitions were filler for newspapers, later collected and published aw a dictionary.

Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity. English Choose a language ddiabo shopping. In addition to the definitions, there are many segments of verse or prose used to elaborate on the definitions. Amborse book can be incredibly boring at times, and brilliant at other times. Let me give a few examples of the aforementioned narcissism: And many times he will then slide into some wise and funny poetry using the word. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


He completely dismisses the letter “X” and refuses to put down any word beginning with that letter. Visualizar ou modificar seus pedidos em sua conta. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

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These one-liners are the real gems of the book; they will stick in your head and make you laugh, often laughing at yourself or some cherished notion of yours.

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Ambrose “Bitter” Bierce has bieece a dictionary from a particularly nefarious point-of-view, and it is hilarious! That is truly great satire, and folks, that is hard to find anywhere. Required reading for anyone with a sense of humor. Get to Know Us. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Rastreie seus pedidos recentes.