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The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work — along with his vehemence as a critic, with his motto “nothing matters” — earned him the ni Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, chockamauga, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Emergency Lesson Plans — When teacher is absent, students are engaged in appropriate activities.

Chickamauga by Ambrose Bierce

To say more would spoil it. Had picked this up expecting a discussion of the Civil War battle but found instead it is a 12 page 99 cent short story written in This was a haunting story. I didn’t like it. Is it meant to covey something? Sep 14, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


When used as whole- class read-along, the kits solve the age-old problem of some students cgickamauga reading the assignment.

Nov 10, K. You’ll hear no gunshots.

The others are also badly w Almost hate to take credit for a “book”! He climbs on the back of one to play “horsey” only to cyickamauga tossed off and noticing the man is missing his lower jaw and bleeding profusely.

While he was sleeping, the area had become the theatre of the war, and he suddenly finds chickamzuga amids hundreds of dying and severly injured soldiers who are trying to make their way towards a nearby river. May 21, David Meditationseed rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bierce’s deliverance of this to the child seemingly supernatural aftermath to a what I assume was some kind of massacre during the American Civil War, is perfectly effective in being both creepy and disturbing.

I kept thinking the soldiers were ghost or zombies. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bierce did an excellent job of painting a grotesque picture with a child-like eye. Students follow along on word-fo. Chickamauga, Georgia United States. Preview — Chickamauga by Ambrose Bierce.

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It is a story full of symbols and chickamwuga a light and subtle poetry finds its opposite, in a paradox of life and death between the cruel reality and the sweet illusion. Lists with This Book. Dec 23, Garrett Cash rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 11, Kara Strebel rated it it was ok Shelves: Much nicer to read than this story.

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Excellent, and highly recommended. I’m sure it was meant to elicit that response, and it did.

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I haven’t been able to get it out of mind. Sep 02, Sofia Galvez rated it it was ok Shelves: This story was very weird and a bit hard to follow. The boy could biercee interpreted as a stand-in for all those who are fascinated by war and who are less so on a purely intellectual and rather safe basis but who even engage in it.

The contrast in how the boy sees what is happening with the adult’s understanding of the horror involved is striking, and memorable.