Ambrose Bierce


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General Studies

BLEILER, E.F. Introduction. Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce. New York: Dover, 1964. v-xx. [GGI: 1744].
BLUME, Donald t. "'A Quarter of an Hour': Hanging as Ambrose Bierce and Peyton Farquhar Knew it." American Literary Realism 34.2 (2001): 146-57.
BLUME, Donald T. Ambrose Bierce's Civilians and Soldiers in Context: A Critical Study. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2004.
DUBAN, James and SALLFORS, Solomon. “A Phenomenal 'Occurrence' at Owl Creek Bridge: The Presence of Emanuel Swedenborg and Henry James, Sr.” English Language Notes 42.3 (2005): 33-38.
FORTENBERRY, George E. “Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?): A Critical Bibliography of Secondary Comment.” American Literary Realism 4 (1971): 11-58. [GGI: 1745].
GALE, Robert L. An Ambrose Bierce Companion. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood Press, 2001.
GRENADER, M.E. “Ambrose Bierce and Cobwebs from an Empty Skull: A Note on BAL 1100 and 1107.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 69 (1975): 403-6.
GRENANDER, M.E. “Bierce’s Turn of the Screw: Tales of Ironical Terror.” Western Humanities Review 11 (1957): 257-264. [GGII: 1003].
HOPPENSTAND, Gary. “Ambrose Bierce and the Transformation of the Gothic Tale in the Nineteenth Century American Periodical.” Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America. Eds. Kenneth M. Price and Susan Belasco Smith. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press , 1995. 220-38. [GGIII: 4125]
IBARROLA ARMENDARIZ, Aitor. “Not So Original, Mr. Shyamalan: A Bierce's Elongated Shadow over The Sixth Sense:” Nor Shall Diamond Die: American Studies in Honour of Javier Coy. Ed. Carme Manuel and Paul Scott Derrick. Valencia, Spain: Universitat de València, 2003. 235-45.
JOSHI, S.T. “BIERCE, Ambrose.” St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost, and Gothic Writers. Ed. David Pringle. Detroit: St. James Press/Gale, 1998. 51-53. [GGIII: 4126]
JOSHI, S.T. "What Happens in Ambrose Bierce's 'The Death of Halpin Fraser.'" Studies in the Fantastic 2 (2008/2009): 94-101, 123.
JOSHI, S.T. and David E. SCHULTZ. Ambrose Bierce: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary Sources. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999. [GGIII: 4127]
LLOYD SMITH, Allan. “Bierce, Ambrose (1842-1914).” The Handbook to Gothic Literature, ed. Marie Mulvey-Roberts. New York: New York University Press, 1998. 23-25. [GGIII: 4128]
MCLEAN, Robert C. “The Deaths of Ambrose Bierce’s ‘Halpin Frayser.’” Papers on Language and Literature 10 (1974): 394-402. [GGI: 1746].
MONNET, Agnieszka Soltysik. "Transnational War Gothic from the American Civil War to World War I." Eds. Monika Elbert and Bridget M. Marshall.Ashgate, 2013. 173-185. 
OWENS, David M. The Devil's Topographer: Ambrose Bierce and the American War Story. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2006.
RUBENS, Philip M. “The Literary Gothic and the Fiction of Ambrose Bierce.” Dissertation Abstracts International 37 (1976): 1555A (Northern Illinois University). [GGI: 1747].
RUBENS, Philip M. “The Gothic Foundations of Ambrose Bierce’s Fiction.” Nyctalops 2.7 (1978): 29-31. [GGI: 1748].
SMITH, Allan Lloyd. “Can Such Things Be? Ambrose Bierce, the 'Dead Mother,' and Other American Traumas.” Spectral America: Phantoms and the National Imagination. Ed. Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. Madison, WI: Popular, 2004. 57-77.
STARK, Cruce. “The Color of ‘The Damned Thing’: The Occult as the Suprasensational.” In The Haunted Dusk: American Supernatural Fiction, 1820-1920. [GGII: 1004].
STEIN, William Bysshe. “Bierce’s ‘The Death of Halpin Frayser’: The Poetics of Gothic Consciousness.” Emerson Society Quarterly 18 (1972): 115-122. [GGI: 1749].
TALLEY, Sharon. “Anxious Representations of Uncertain Masculinity: The Failed Journey to Self-Understanding in Ambrose Bierce’s The Death of Halpin Frayser.” Journal of Men’s Studies: A Scholarly Journal about Men and Masculinities 14.2 (2006): 161-72.
TALLEY, Sharon. "Childhood and the Fear of Death in Ambrose Bierce's The Parenticide Club and 'Visions of the Night.'" American Imago 66.1 (2009): 41-69.
TALLEY, Sharon. Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2009.
THOMSON, Douglass H. “Ambrose Gwinett Bierce” (pp. 60-68). In Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. [GGIII: 4134]
UCHIDA, Yoko. “A Study of Ambrose Bierce: The Unknown Realm of Mind.” Collected Essays by Members of the Faculty (Kyoritsu Women's Junior College) 28 (1985): 39-50. [GGII: 1005].
WYMER, Thomas L. “Ambrose Bierce.” Supernatural Fiction Writers. Ed. E.F. Bleiler. New York: Charles Scribner's 1985, II. 731-737. [GGII: 1006].