The Devil s Dictionary

Titre : The Devil s Dictionary
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : LCCN:52012437
Libération : 1968

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The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary

Titre : The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur : University of Georgia Press
ISBN-13 : 0820326348
Libération : 2001-12-01

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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 All of Bierce’s known satiric definitions are here, including previously uncollected, unpublished, and alternative entries.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.

The Devil s Financial Dictionary

Titre : The Devil s Financial Dictionary
Auteur : Jason Zweig
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781610396066
Libération : 2015-10-13

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Your Survival Guide to the Hades of Wall Street The Devil's Financial Dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand. An indispensable survival guide to the hostile wilderness of today's financial markets, The Devil's Financial Dictionary delivers practical insights with a scorpion's sting. It cuts through the fads and fakery of Wall Street and clears a safe path for investors between euphoria and despair. Staying out of financial purgatory has never been this fun.

New Devil s Dictionary

Titre : New Devil s Dictionary
Auteur : Rhoda Koenig
Éditeur : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN-13 : 9780762775774
Libération : 2011-11-08

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A new and beautifully illustrated collection of bitter, biting definitions to celebrate the centenary of The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary first appeared in its entirety in 1911. Its caustic wit and arch tone have ensured steady popularity and sales to this day. To mark its centennial, Rhoda Koenig gives us a new version of Bierce’s mordant vision. Its myriad definitions, like the original’s, individually expose hypocrisy, pretension, and vanity and collectively paint a mocking portrait of society at its worst. More than just a denunciation of jargon or political correctness, it lambasts old and young, rich and poor, male and female, left and right, and takes them all down a peg—or three. It deals with classic subjects but also defines new ideas and explicates new usages from “academia” to “teamwork” to “women’s magazine.” Among the many definitions inside: accessible, adj. (1) Of a subject, one that can be approached by the most intellectually handicapped, aided by the ramp of banality and the guardrail of diminished vocabulary. (2) Of a woman, a nice way of putting it. collectible, n. Object which many are eager to possess, though it may not be attractive, entertaining, or useful. Not to be confused with “spouse.” If you relish moral criticism of immoral behavior, The New Devil’s Dictionary will leave you howling for more.

The Devil s Dictionary

Titre : The Devil s Dictionary
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur : ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN-13 : 9781442923935
Libération : 2009-02-13

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A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses Devils and Demons

Titre : A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses Devils and Demons
Auteur : Manfred Lurker
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781136106286
Libération : 2015-04-29

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Containing around 1,800 entries this Dictionary covers, in one volume, all the important deities and demons from around the world. The gods of ancient mythology appear alongside the gods of contemporary religion, and `lesser' mythologies and religions are also fully covered. The author provides an extensive network of cross-references, allowing the reader to draw cross-cultural comparisons. The Dictionary will be an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in comparative religion or the diversity of religious views throughout the world.

The Devil s Dictionaries

Titre : The Devil s Dictionaries
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur : See Sharp Press
ISBN-13 : 9781884365881
Libération : 2004-08-01

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This compilation of hundreds of biting, witty, cruel, and hilarious definitions combines the best 200 definitions from Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary, with more than 500 definitions from the most humorous and stinging entries in Chaz Bufe’s The American Heretic’s Dictionary. This new edition includes 50 new definitions from Bufe and new biting illustrations by San Francisco artist and filmmaker J. R. Swanson. The Bierce definitions focus on his favorite targets, including religion, jingoism masquerading as patriotism, the “lickspittle” press, the thievery inherent in the American economic system, and the multitude of idiocies and hypocrisies pervading American social and political life. Bufe’s definitions share many of the same targets, but also skewer such contemporary plagues as the “right to life” movement, religious fundamentalism, the IRS, and the puritanically “politically correct.” Bufe also turns a jaundiced eye on both male and female sexual attitudes, something which Bierce, writing in much more conservative times, was not free to do.

The Devil s Dictionary With a Preface by the Author and a Short Biography of Ambrose Bierce

Titre : The Devil s Dictionary With a Preface by the Author and a Short Biography of Ambrose Bierce
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781473350182
Libération : 2016-08-16

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in Meigs County, Ohio, United States in 1842. Bierce is critically best remembered for his fiction and many other writings are also generally regarded as some of the best war writings of all time. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce The devil s dictionary

Titre : The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce The devil s dictionary
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015059407885
Libération : 1911

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The Enlarged Devil s Dictionary

Titre : The Enlarged Devil s Dictionary
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0140182799
Libération : 1990-03

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An incomparable satirist, Ambrose Bierce became the 'laughing devil' of the San Francisco news media, for he was about as discreet as a runaway locomotive, according to HL Mencken.