Thursday, September 27, 2012

A recent literary discovery of mine are the short stories of Ambrose Bierce.  His American Civil War stories are especially heart-rending.  They capture the complete severing of innocence from the spirit in war, the brutality and waste of human beings in battle and the horror of the result of doing one's duty.  My favorites...A Horseman in the Sky and Chickamauga.

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