last year’s issue of the abp journal featured articles by trained historians whose views on bierce reflected their knowledge of the american civil war and its memory. while historical contexts continue to be of importance to our present issue, those contexts extend far beyond the events and memories of 1861-1865. indeed, the 2008 issue –“ghosts and time” – concerns american culture, politics, journalism, and literary history from the antebellum period through the turn of the century.
paul juhasz >article>essay,>chapter from daniel lindley’s 1999 work, ambrose bierce takes on the railroad, one of the few books in recent years to explore bierce as a journalist. lindley argues for a reconsideration of bierce’s fiction in light of his career as a columnist, and he presents bierce as a precursor to the muckrakers of the early twentieth century. we here publish chapter eight, “the funding bill and beyond.”
beyond>book reviews and a remote jobs no phone part time of>>2006 issue, and we are delighted to now present the full text. evans and his students spent years creating the line-by-line analysis of bierce’s most famous story (see chapter v). i believe that readers the world over will benefit from the edition: it demonstrates the virtues of critical pluralism and illustrates how an array of theoretical perspectives can reveal the complexities and possibilities of literature.
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