DEVIL'S DICTIONARY (The Fantagraphics Underground Series) (Hardcover)
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Illustrated word definitions with a twist in the tail.
Ambrose Bierce, a contemporary of Mark Twain’s, is known for his irreverent wit, sharp sarcasm, and sardonic view of human nature. His perennial classic of American satire, The Devil’s Dictionary, offers biting observations that lampoon people, politics, American society, and its most cherished institutions. Acclaimed New York cartoonist Keith Bendis has chosen a sampling of Bierce’s most wickedly funny definitions to bring to life through illustration. Bierce’s acerbic wit has met its perfect match with Bendis’ humorous, tongue-in-cheek watercolor drawings.
About the Author
Keith Bendis is a cartoonist/illustrator whose work has appeared in America’s leading magazines and newspapers. He has illustrated 10 books including the bestselling children’s book, “Calvin Can’t Fly."
Though Bierce was known (and admired) for his mean streak, Bendis's takes on the writer soften his angry edges, disarming the loaded weapon of Bierce's prose.