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The word “Carcosa,” which Chambers borrowed from Ambrose Bierce, and which later showed up in the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
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Drabelle writes about all this, but only to brush it aside and insist that Bierce was some sort of morally rigorous truth teller.
So why did Bierce, finally, in 1896, become a populist champion?
But this to Bierce was mostly "journalism, a thing so low that it cannot be mentioned in the same breath with literature."
A partial answer to both questions is to be found in a certain discord between Bierce and his setting.
Bierce, paradoxically, combined the bizarre in substance, the severely restrained and compressed in form.
But to Bierce's mind, "noble and nude and antique," this mid-Victorian draping and bedecking of "unpleasant truths" was abhorrent.
As a satirist Bierce was the best America has produced,xxiv perhaps the best since Voltaire.