Airy Persiflage

Visions of Sin, by Ambrose Bierce or.. “What Danehower will See…”

May 28, 2020

"What will Danehower see?" 

My favorite American person of letters is, by far and away, Mr. Ambrose Bierce.  He has eluded presentation on this series before today.  We'll have to rectify this.  Bierce was an amazing talent, far ahead of his time, a writer, journalist, poet, and one of the finest cynical minds ever created by an indifferent deity.  Here he is at the height of his powers, reporting on a young naval lieutenant who arrived home after being trapped on a Russian ice flow for two years.  

 

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