Ambrose Bierce

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In his "Devil's Dictionary," Ambrose Bierce defined admiration as the polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves. Bierce fans say the 19th century San Francisco journalist, satirist and writer should be more widely admired today because the modern world is recognizable in his writing. We discuss a newly released edition of "The Devil's Dictionary" and a one-man show on Bierce which will premiere in San Francisco this week.


S.T. Joshi, editor of "The Devil’s Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs"

Bart Schneider, publisher at Kelly Cove Press and playwright of "The Miraculous Return Of Ambrose Bierce"

Cathy Davidson, professor at Duke University and a Bierce scholar.

Felix Justice, actor playing Ambrose Bierce, re-imagined as a contemporary black man in the one-man show, "The Miraculous Return Of Ambrose Bierce"