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The Friction That We Name Grief

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780195126280
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854165 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0010
The Friction That We Name Grief

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By the spring of 1887, even though he had contempt for journalism as a profession, Ambrose Bierce had already been writing for two decades. He started his writing as an apprentice with Californian, New Era, and Overland Monthly in the late 1860s. He progressed to News Later, Figaro, Fun, and The Lantern, and later on Argonaut and Wasp as a fearsome Prattler. He became famous and unavoidable. His entire journey was exhausting, exciting, and exhilarating. William Randolph Hearst became the most influential newspaperman of modern times. The life of Hearst as a journalist was described in this chapter. It is also stated that Hearst and Bierce had a complex relationship. Bierce could see some traits in Hearst that were similar to his.

Keywords: grief; journalism; Wasp; William Randolph Hearst; writing

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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