AMBROSE BIERCE – The City of the Goneaway - and 67 other stories of the supernatural and the weird.
Before he trailed off into the wilds of Mexico, never to be heard from
again, Ambrose Bierce achieved a public persona as "bitter Bierce" and
"the devil's lexicographer." He left behind a nasty reputation and more
than ninety short stories that are perfect expressions of his sardonic
genius. The stories in this volume represent an unprecedented
accomplishment in American literature. In their iconoclasm and
needle-sharp irony, their formal and thematic ingenuity and element of
surprise, they differ markedly from the fiction admired in Bierce's
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