Ambrose Bierce – An occurance at Owl Creek


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James gave me a short collection of stories by this 19th Century American writer which is fronted by this strange little tale of a man being hanged from a bridge in Alabama.

What an odd and gripping tale it is.

The line that made me stop used the line “He unclosed his eyes”. What a remarkable twist of language. Every word in his stories is crafted and that is what makes them all so touching.

I shall now read the novel for which he is most famous; The Devil’s Dictionary.

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