An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge | Critical Essay by James G. Powers, S.J.

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Critical Essay by James G. Powers, S.J.

SOURCE: Powers, James G., S.J. “Freud and Farquhar: ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge’?” Studies in Short Fiction 19, no. 3 (summer 1982): 278-81.

In the following essay, Powers applies a Freudian interpretation to “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.”

Much has been written of Ambrose Bierce's predilection for bizarre topics—his penchant for “gratuitous horror and meaningless annihilation,”1 his cynicism rooted in an idealism which collided with the “crudities of the Gilded Age” at the turn of the century2; his love-hate relationship to war; finally, his pioneer treatment of the “clock of consciousness” in a relentless time world. In this last respect, John Crane observes, alluding to “An Occurrence at...

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