Ambrose Bierce The Devil s Dictionary Tales Memoirs LOA 219

In Bits of Autobiography, the series of memoirs that includes the memorable "What I Saw of Shiloh," he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath. The volume is rounded out with a selection of his best uncollected stories.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531831

Category: Fiction

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A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and most death haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of Life (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians), his collection of short fiction about the Civil War, which includes the masterpieces "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic sense of the horror and randomness of war. Can Such Things Be? brings together "The Death of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and other tales of terror that make Bierce the genre's most significant American practitioner between Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades, displays to the full his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the series of memoirs that includes the memorable "What I Saw of Shiloh," he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath. The volume is rounded out with a selection of his best uncollected stories. Acclaimed Bierce scholar S. T. Joshi provides detailed notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's life and mysterious disappearance. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
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The Devil s Dictionary Tales Memoirs

Features a collection of the most celebrated and significant writings from the Civil War veteran and San Francisco literary figure.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

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ISBN: 1598531026

Category: Fiction

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Features a collection of the most celebrated and significant writings from the Civil War veteran and San Francisco literary figure.
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The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary

Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary 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.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820324012

Category: Humor

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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 The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary. 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. A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary offers some 1,600 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. This new edition is based on David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi’s exhaustive investigation into the book’s writing and publishing history. All of Bierce’s known satiric definitions are here, including previously uncollected, unpublished, and alternative entries. Definitions dropped from previous editions have been restored while nearly two hundred wrongly attributed to Bierce have been excised. For dedicated Bierce readers, an introduction and notes are also included. Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary 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.
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The Devil s Dictionary

... The mission of mercy that caused a space traveller to disappear... What happens when a man’s memories are utterly destroyed? ... Classic reading by a master of the weird tale -- and the author of the Dumarest of Terra series!

Author: E.C. Tubb

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479420131

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

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A new collection of six tales of dark fantasy by a master storyteller. What happens when an occult scholar obtains an ancient grimoire and uses it to summon up the Devil? ... Three tramps find a metal vessel akin to Aladdin’s Lamp and release a Jinn who grants them a wish they might come to regret... The excavation of an ancient dolman releases an imprisoned evil... Could anyone trust the proprietor of the strange little shop who claimed to be a dealer in dreams? ... The mission of mercy that caused a space traveller to disappear... What happens when a man’s memories are utterly destroyed? ... Classic reading by a master of the weird tale -- and the author of the Dumarest of Terra series!
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Breaking History Vanished

“Flight 19: Has mystery of Lost Patrol been solved? ... Fort Lauderdale Museum website. http:// www.nasflmuseum.com/ flight-19.html Rosenberg, Howard L. “Exorcising the Devil's Triangle. ... The Devil's Dictionary, tales, & memoirs.

Author: Sarah Pruitt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493030613

Category: History

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A front row seat to the breaking news, photos and hype surrounding history's most mysterious disappearances. Breaking History books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like “breaking news”) and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery—what we learned, when we learned it, who made the discovery, and how. Vanished! is an illustrated tour of history’s most confounding cases of disappearance from Amelia Earhart to Jimmy Hoffa; DB Cooper; Alcatraz escapists Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Algin; Jim Thompson; Judge Joseph Force Crater; and more. Starting with the first 30 days surrounding each incident, and then looking at efforts up to this very day to solve each case, this book covers in photos and text history’s most perplexing vanishings.
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Horror Stories

Again, this is taken from Bierce's 'An Inhabitant of Carcosa': 'Looking upwards, I saw through a sudden rift in the clouds Aldebaran and the Hyades!' (Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs, 372).

Author: Darryl Jones

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191508646

Category: Literary Collections

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The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, the supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horror, colonial horror, and tales of the uncanny and precognition. This anthology brings together twenty-nine of the greatest horror stories of the period, from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century — Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, and Zola — as well as established genre classics from M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and others. It includes rare and little-known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W. F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible, stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!
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Shadows of Blue Gray

This collection includes such classics as "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "A Horseman in the Sky," "Parker Addison, Philosopher", and "A Bivouac of the Dead"; as well as lesser known stories and sketches such as "The Mockingbird" and ...

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429956801

Category: Literary Collections

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Ambrose Bierce didn't just write about the Civil War, he lived through it--on the battlefields and over the graves--and in doing so gave birth to a literary chronicle of men at war previously unseen in the American literary canon. The fact that some of these stories verged on the supernatural, others on factual reporting, and others on the fine line between humor and morbidity in no way detracts from their resonance to both the history of the war between the states and the imaginative historical literature in the tradition of Washington Irving. Shadows of Blue & Gray collects all of Bierce's Civil War stories (twenty-seven in total) with six of his memoir pieces on his own experiences on the front lines. This collection includes such classics as "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "A Horseman in the Sky," "Parker Addison, Philosopher", and "A Bivouac of the Dead"; as well as lesser known stories and sketches such as "The Mockingbird" and "Two Military Executions" and memoirs of his experiences at Shiloh, Chickamauga, and Franklin. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

This collection of eight stories and one unpublished fragment by Wharton is a companion work to the earlier volume The Ghost-Feeler: Stories of Terror and the Supernatural (1996), ... The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs.

Author: Sherri L. Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442277489

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Gothic began as a designation for barbarian tribes, was associated with the cathedrals of the High Middle Ages, was used to describe a marginalized literature in the late eighteenth century, and continues today in a variety of forms (literature, film, graphic novel, video games, and other narrative and artistic forms). Unlike other recent books in the field that focus on certain aspects of the Gothic, this work directs researchers to seminal and significant resources on all of its aspects. Annotations will help researchers determine what materials best suit their needs. A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.
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A Sole Survivor

Collects all the autobiographical writings of author and satirist Ambrose Bierce, including a series of eleven essays about his experiences in the Civil War.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 157233018X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

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Collects all the autobiographical writings of author and satirist Ambrose Bierce, including a series of eleven essays about his experiences in the Civil War.
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President Lincoln Assassinated The Firsthand Story of the Murder Manhunt Tr

A Library of America Special Publication. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard The ...

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Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598534023

Category: History

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For the 150th anniversary, Harold Holzer (The Civil War in 150 Objects) presents an unprecedented firsthand chronicle of one of the most pivotal moments in American history. On April 14, 1865, Good Friday, the Civil War claimed its ultimate sacrifice. President Lincoln Assassinated!! recaptures the dramatic immediacy of Lincoln’s assassination, the hunt for the conspirators and their military trial, and the nation’s mourning for the martyred president. The fateful story is told in more than eighty original documents—eyewitness reports, medical records, trial transcripts, newspaper articles, speeches, letters, diary entries, and poems—by more than seventy-five participants and observers, including the assassin John Wilkes Booth and Boston Corbett, the soldier who shot him. Courtroom testimony exposes the intricacies of the plot to kill the president; eulogies by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Wendell Phillips, and Benjamin Disraeli and poetry by Walt Whitman, Herman Melville and Julia Ward Howe give eloquent voice to grief; two emotional speeches by Frederick Douglass—one of them never before published—reveal his evolving perspective on Lincoln’s legacy. Together these voices combine to reveal the full panorama of one the most shocking and tragic events in our history.
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The Great American Railroad War

“He didn't see any use for hell”: Royce, Josiah, The Feud of Oakfield Creek: A Novel ofCalifornia Life, ... quotations from The Devil's Dictionary are from the Library of America volume Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs, ...

Author: Dennis Drabelle

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250015051

Category: History

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How two of America's greatest authors took on the Central Railroad monopoly The notorious Central Pacific Railroad riveted the attention of two great American writers: Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris. In The Great American Railroad War, Dennis Drabelle tells a classic story of corporate greed vs. the power of the pen. The Central Pacific Railroad accepted US Government loans; but, when the loans fell due, the last surviving founder of the railroad avoided repayment. Bierce, at the behest of his boss William Randolph Hearst, swung into action writing over sixty stinging articles that became a signal achievement in American journalism. Later, Norris focused the first volume of his trilogy, The Octopus, on the freight cars of a thinly disguised version of the Central Pacific. The Great American Railroad War is a lively chapter of US history pitting two of America's greatest writers against one of America's most powerful corporations. "Readers with interests in western American history or the origins of today’s political quagmires will find much to relish. " - Publishers Weekly
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The Best Horror of the Year

We Live Inside You by Jeremy Robert Johnson (Swallowdown Press) contains eighteen very readable stories and short-shorts of crime, horror, and sf/horror, all but one reprints. The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs by Ambrose Bierce ...

Author: Ellen Datlow

Publisher: Start Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781597804165

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The first three volumes of The Best Horror of the Year have been widely praised for their quality, variety, and comprehensiveness. With tales from Laird Barron, Stephen King, John Langan, Peter Straub, and many others, and featuring Datlow’s comprehensive overview of the year in horror, now, more than ever, The Best Horror of the Year provides the petrifying horror fiction readers have come to expect—and enjoy.
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Not Even Past

Press, 1958), 423; Dickinson, Poems, 276; Oxford English Dictionary (online). 20. ... Ambrose Bierce, “What I Saw of Shiloh” (1874), in The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs (New York: Library of America, 2011). 35.

Author: Cody Marrs

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421436654

Category: History

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A timely, evocative, and beautifully written book, Not Even Past is essential reading for anyone interested in the Civil War and its role in American history.
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Custer s Trials

Joshi, S.T., ed. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs. New York: Library of America, 2011. Keim, De B. Randolph. Sheridan's Troopers on the Border: A Winter Campaign on the Plains. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1885.

Author: T.J. Stiles

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101875841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History From the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, a brilliant biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer’s historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person—capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years). The key to understanding Custer, Stiles writes, is keeping in mind that he lived on a frontier in time. In the Civil War, the West, and many areas overlooked in previous biographies, Custer helped to create modern America, but he could never adapt to it. He freed countless slaves yet rejected new civil rights laws. He proved his heroism but missed the dark reality of war for so many others. A talented combat leader, he struggled as a manager in the West. He tried to make a fortune on Wall Street yet never connected with the new corporate economy. Native Americans fascinated him, but he could not see them as fully human. A popular writer, he remained apart from Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and other rising intellectuals. During Custer’s lifetime, Americans saw their world remade. His admirers saw him as the embodiment of the nation’s gallant youth, of all that they were losing; his detractors despised him for resisting a more complex and promising future. Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer’s tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie; their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black woman who ran their household; as well as his battles and expeditions. It casts surprising new light on a near-mythic American figure, a man both widely known and little understood.
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Henry Ware Lawton

The Devil's Dictionary, Tales & Memoirs. New York: Library of America, 2012. Bode, Emil Adolph. A Dose of Frontier Soldiering: The Memoirs of Corporal E. A. Bode, Frontier Regular Infantry, 1877–1882. Edited by Thomas T. Smith.

Author: Michael E. Shay

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826273659

Category: History

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Henry Ware Lawton’s nearly four decades as a professional soldier in the U.S. Army tie his story closely to that of America in the nineteenth century, from the Civil War to the settlement of the West, to the experiment with empire. Lawton served the country nearly uninterrupted from the day he enlisted at age 18—soon after Lincoln’s first call for volunteers to fight in the Civil War, where he earned a Medal of Honor—to his death at age 56, a major general in the Philippine War. In between, he fought in the Spanish-American War and the Indian Wars; during that time he rose to national prominence as the man who captured Geronimo.
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A Princess of Mars

A Library of America Special Publication Edgar Rice Burroughs. and Works 200. Mark Twain: A Tramp Abroad, Following the Equator, Other Travels 201. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Selected Journals ... Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220.

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598532005

Category: Fiction

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In the spring of 1866, John Carter, a former Confederate captain prospecting for gold in the Arizona hills, slips into a cave and is overcome by mysterious vapors. He awakes to find himself naked, alone, and forty-eight million miles from Earth—a castaway on the dying planet Mars. Taken prisoner by the Tharks, a fierce nomadic tribe of sixlimbed, olive-green giants, he wins respect as a cunning and able warrior, who by grace of Mars’s weak gravity possesses the agility of a superman. He also wins the heart of fellow-prisoner Dejah Thoris, the alluring, red-skinned Princess of Helium, whose people he swears to defend against their grasping and ancient enemy, the city-state of Zodanga. John Carter first appeared in 1912 in the pages of The All-Story magazine and immediately entered the dream-life of American readers young and old. He was Edgar Rice Burroughs’s favorite among his many creations and remains a favorite of lovers of science fiction and fantasy everywhere. On the occasion of John Carter’s centenary, The Library of America invites readers to rediscover A Princess of Mars, the adventure-pulp classic that gave the world its first great interplanetary romance.
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The Alienated War Veteran in Film and Literature

Retelling the tale: Wars in common memory. In Gabor S. Boritt (Ed.), War Comes Again: Comparative vistas on the Civil War and World War II. New York: Oxford University ... The Devil's dictionary, tales, and memoirs. S. T. Joshi (Ed.).

Author: Emmett Early

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786474998

Category: History

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The veterans' culture in postwar eras from World War I to the present is examined in this book, with specific attention to the historic events of each era as they influence veterans, and the literature and movies produced about veterans and by veterans. The intention is to highlight the reciprocal interactions among the influences of the war, the veterans, and the culture. The common alienation of the veterans of foreign wars is thoroughly explored. Films and literary works featuring war veterans of each era are examined in detail for their various views of alienation. Homer's Odyssey, myths, fairy tales, modern novels, memoirs, and short stories are all discussed with an emphasis on detailing what is common and expected with returning veterans, and what is unique for each postwar era.
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William Wells Brown Clotel Other Writings LOA 247

Narrative of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave / Clotel; or, the President's Daughter / The American Fugitive in Europe / The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom William ... Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220.

Author: William Wells Brown

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598533149

Category: Fiction

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Born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he escaped at age nineteen, William Wells Brown (1814–1884) refashioned himself first as an agent of the Underground Railroad, then as an antislavery activist and self-taught orator, and finally as the author of a series of landmark works that made him, like Frederick Douglass, a foundational figure of African American literature. His controversial novel Clotel; or, the President’s Daughter (1853), a fictionalized account of the lives and struggles of Thomas Jefferson’s black daughters and granddaughters, is the first novel written by an African American. This Library of America volume brings it together with Brown’s other groundbreaking works: Narrative of William W. Brown: A Fugitive Slave, Written by Himself (1847), his first published book and an immediate bestseller, which describes his childhood, life in slavery, and eventual escape; later memoirs charting his life during the Civil War and Reconstruction; the first play (The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom, 1858), travelogue (The American Fugitive in Europe, 1855), and history (The Black Man, His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements, 1862) written by an African American; and eighteen speeches and public letters from the 1840s, 50s, and 60s, many collected here for the first time. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
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The Progressive Environmental Prometheans

environmentalism as representing simultaneously a “radical” philosophy undermining the heritage of the human past and an obstacle to the Promethean mission of ... 42 Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs, ed.

Author: William B. Meyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319292632

Category: Social Science

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This book is devoted to the exploration of environmental Prometheanism, the belief that human beings can and should master nature and remake it for the better. Meyer considers, among others, the question of why Prometheanism today is usually found on the political right while environmentalism is on the left. Chapters examine the works of leading Promethean thinkers of nineteenth and early and mid-twentieth century Britain, France, America, and Russia and how they tied their beliefs about the earth to a progressive, left-wing politics. Meyer reconstructs the logic of this “progressive Prometheanism” and the reasons it has vanished from the intellectual scene today. The Progressive Environmental Prometheans broadens the reader’s understanding of the history of the ideas behind Prometheanism. This book appeals to anyone with an interest in environmental politics, environmental history, global history, geography and Anthropocene studies.
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