[Reading] ➿ The Unabridged Devils Dictionary Author Ambrose Bierce – Budi2610.info Home The Unabridged Devils Dictionary Ambrose Bierce10 on The Unabridged Devils Dictionary Obra Cl Sica De La Literatura Estadounidense. 10 thoughts on “The Unabridged Devils Dictionary ” goodreads, n Website designed to prevent people who enjoy books from finding time to read them.review, v.i. Demonstrate, through a short essay, appreciation for one s own wit. Reply Ambrose Bierce was an American cynic A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be and wit The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out This, his most famous Conspicuously miserable and Reply For years now, I ve kept the following definition tacked to my cubicle wall EDITOR, n A person who combines the judicial functions of Minos, Rhadamanthus and Aeacus, but is placable with an obolus a severely virtuous censor, but so charitable withal that he tolerates th Reply CYNIC, n A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic s eyes to improve his vision A hundred years before Twitter and other social media, uber cynic and epic tough old guy A Reply The devil s dictionary, Ambrose BierceThe Devil s Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by humorous and satirical definitions The lexicon was written over three decade Reply I know I know this is not a real dictionary, but I read the entries randomly, and sometimes I checked a word if there was an amusing definition when I was skimming reading this book That s why I put it as reference.I am tempted to put ... Reply Absolutely inspired Bierce s wit is a literary scalpel honed to a fineness that can slice exceptionalism at the molecular level Of a kind with the mighty Voltaire s Philosophical Dictionary, though featuring fewer multi paragraph cannonades of cutting, even cruel wit in lie Reply There may be none, outside of perhaps Rabelais, who may so decorously handle the refuse of the world The Devil s Dictionary is a guidebook for the mind of man, and perhaps a certain delicacy becomes necessary when exploring something so... Reply The blurb of my copy sufficiently covers what to expect from this book Originally entitled The Cynic s Word Book, it is an irreverent word book of cynical and sardonic wit To provide however aaccurate expectation of the iconoclastic definitions and passages herein contained, Reply Bierce was well known for his caustic wit This book is literally a small dictionary of words, the definitions of which are a biting commentary on human nature The man was definitely a pessimist in his at... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.