Carnival on the Page

Popular Print Media in Antebellum America


Author: Isabelle Lehuu

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807860823

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 2646

In the decades before the Civil War, American society witnessed the emergence of a new form of print culture, as penny papers, mammoth weeklies, giftbooks, fashion magazines, and other ephemeral printed materials brought exuberance and theatricality to public culture and made the practice of reading more controversial. For a short yet pivotal period, argues Isabelle Lehuu, the world of print was turned upside down. Unlike the printed works of the eighteenth century, produced to educate and refine, the new media aimed to entertain a widening yet diversified public of men and women. As they gained popularity among American readers, these new print forms provoked fierce reactions from cultural arbiters who considered them transgressive. No longer the manly art of intellectual pursuit, reading took on new meaning; reading for pleasure became an act with the power to silently disrupt the social order. Neither just an epilogue to an earlier age of scarce books and genteel culture nor merely a prologue to the late nineteenth century and its mass culture and commercial literature, the antebellum era marked a significant passage in the history of books and reading in the United States, Lehuu argues. Originally published 2000. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Literature and Journalism in Antebellum America

Thoreau, Stowe, and Their Contemporaries Respond to the Rise of the Commercial Press


Author: M. Canada

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118593

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

View: 7020

Explores the sibling rivalry that emerged in the American literary marketplace in the decades after the advent of the penny press, showing how journalism became a target, a counterpoint, and even a model for numerous American authors, including Thoreau, Cooper, Poe, and Stowe.

More Timed Maths Problems

5, 10 and 15 Minute Problems for 8 to 10 Year Olds


Author: Jane Bourke

Publisher: Ready-Ed Publications

ISBN: 1863974539

Category: Mathematics

Page: 40

View: 4492

Out in Public

Configurations of Women's Bodies in Nineteenth-century America


Author: Alison Piepmeier

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807855690

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 507

Images of the corseted, domestic, white middle-class female and the black woman as slave mammy or jezebel loom large in studies of nineteenth-century womanhood, despite recent critical work exploring alternatives to those images. In Out in Public,

Carnival Games: the Perfect Crimes

An Alert for Law Enforcement and Would-Be Victims


Author: Richard Margittay

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465332367

Category: True Crime

Page: 345

View: 8963

This book, written primarily as a training guide for law enforcement personnel, demonstrates how easily police officers can get sucked in by professional con artists. Secondly, the book was written to alert potential victims of the lack of police protection. Thought of by many as just "nickel and dime," the reality is that most midway games, which start with $2 or $5 per play, sometimes builds to more than $100 in losses. It was evident these openly brazen career criminals, who primarily target children these days, account for several million dollars annually in Michigan alone, while they proclaim that their good-natured fraud and gambling enterprises are not crimes at all, but merely "games of skill." For more information, please visit You may email the author at [email protected] You may visit,-we-tell-you-why-you-need-to-beware-of-some-carnival-games to view the WXYZ-TV exposure of rigged Carnival Games.

Das Jahr, in dem sich Kurt Cobain das Leben nahm


Author: Jessie Ann Foley


ISBN: 3732529436

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1455

Es ist das Jahr 1993. Bill Clinton wird Präsident der USA und Nirvana veröffentlichen ihr drittes Album ”In Utero“. In diesem Jahr zieht Maggie mit ihrer Familie von Chicago nach Bray, einen verschlafenen Ort an der irischen Küste. Sie muss viel zurücklassen, besonders aber vermisst sie ihren chaotischen Onkel Kevin: nur zehn Jahre älter, seines Zeichens Rockmusiker und größter lebender Nirvana-Fan. Aller Anfang ist schwer. Immerhin ist da Eoin, der Maggie mit seinem unergründlichen Lächeln ziemlich durcheinanderbringt. Doch während die beiden sich näherkommen, erreicht Maggie eine furchtbare Nachricht: Onkel Kevin ist gestorben! Alles, was Maggie von ihm bleibt: Zwei Tickets für ein Nirvana-Konzert in Rom. Und ein Brief, in dem er Maggie auffordert, sich unbedingt auf den Weg zu machen und dabei den Jungen mitzunehmen, den sie liebt. Und Maggie? Setzt sich über alle Verbote hinweg und wagt den Trip nach Rom. Zusammen mit Eoin ...

Dressing Up for the Carnival


Author: Carol Shields

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101161852

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1728

In Dressing Up for the Carnival, Carol Shields distills her characteristic wisdom, elegance, and insouciant humor in twenty-two luminous stories. A wealth of surprises and contrasts, this collection ranges from the lyricism of "Weather," in which a couple's life is thrown into chaos when the National Association of Meteorologists goes on strike, to the swampy sexuality of "Eros," in which a room in a Parisian hotel on the verge of ruin is the catalyst for passion, to the brave confidence of "A Scarf"-new for this collection-which chronicles the realities of a fledging author's book tour. Playful, graceful, acutely observed, and generous of spirit, these stories will delight her devoted fans and win her new converts as well.



Author: Rawi Hage

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024196489X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8219

Carnival is a new novel from IMPAC Literary Award winner Rawi Hage. WINNER OF THE PARAGRAPHE HUGH MACLENNAN PRIZE FOR FICTION There are two types of taxi driver in the Carnival city - the spiders and the flies. The spiders sit and stew in their cars, waiting for the calls to come to them. But the flies are wanderers - they roam the streets, looking for the raised flags of hands. Fly is a wanderer and from the seat of his taxi we see the world in all of its carnivalesque beauty and ugliness. We meet criminals, prostitutes, madmen, magicians, and clowns of many kinds. We meet ordinary people going to extraordinary places, and revolutionaries just trying to find something to eat. With all of the beauty, truth, rage, and peripatetic storytelling that have made his first two novels international publishing sensations, Carnival gives us Rawi Hage at his searing best. By turns outrageous, hilarious, sorrowful, and stirring, Carnival is a tour de force that will make all of life's passengers squirm in their comfortable, complacent backseats. Praise for Rawi Hage: 'A large and unsettling talent' Guardian 'Searing, affecting, misanthropic. I'm not from Lebanon and I don't live in Canada, but Cockroach managed to take me to where I come from and where I live now more powerfully than anything I've read in a long while' Mohsin Hamid 'The best novel I read this year was Rawi Hage's Cockroach. A dark book, narrated with verve and brilliance. It made me jump for joy' Colm Tóibín, Guardian Rawi Hage was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived through nine years of the Lebanese civil war during the 1970s and 1980s. He emigrated to Canada in 1992 and now lives in Montreal. His first novel, De Niro's Game, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for the best English-language book published anywhere in the world in a given year, and has either won or been shortlisted for seven other major awards and prizes. Cockroach was the winner of the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Carnival Games: $10,000,000,000 Hoodwink Racket

Organized Crime on American Midways


Author: Richard Margittay

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456880538

Category: True Crime

Page: 184

View: 5920

Chances are you have been ripped off at a friendly traveling carnival, set up at your local fair or festival, because you had been left unprotected by police. The intention of this book is not just to tell readers about the games which keep ripping them off, but most importantly to explain the clandestine behind the scenes workings of a not so friendly, well organized, criminal element. From the innocent looking and usually rigged, two to five dollars per play "Duck Pond," to the $10,000 contribution by the itinerant carnival owner to the state or national political action committee or candidate, the author, a retired police officer, specializing in carnival midway game enforcement, has been able to associate a portion of illegally obtained cash proceeds from anonymous transient weekend midway scammers to carnival owners, to public servants, and also to distinguished politicians. This 100-year-old entrenched system of confidence crime and public corruption still operates relatively unrestricted at weekend fairs and festivals in America. Police simply do not arrest carnival thugs or their politician pals. No one cares about duped children or teenagers since many civic leaders ultimately get a cut of the midway loot in some way, shape, or form. Because this traditional chicanery is actually endorsed by wink & nod carnival security (dubbed "carny-cops") and public officials, trusting carnival patrons have a high likelihood of being either swindled, pick-pocketed, or short-changed on American midways by anonymous serial criminals. Unfortunately for unprotected American children, all but a few police agents nation-wide are either untrained, dont care, or are on the take, and refuse to address fraud (theft by deception) and gambling violations on their anything-goes, hit & run, carnival turf. While crooked carnival owners operate these drifting mobile crime syndicates under the radar of federal law enforcement, few citizens know the full extent of the systemic immunity and corruption involved. Thus, victims of this multibillion-dollar racket continue to remain unprotected on 21st century carnival lots. The authors exclusive investigation describes, for the first time, evidence of facilitation of free-wheeling criminal acts combined with the curious contributions/payoffs which enable this annual crime spree. The author also uncovers crafty "payments" from culpable carnival owners and lists renowned U.S. politicians associated with the perpetuation of this ten to forty-billion-dollar per year, largely unregulated, rolling racketeer industry. For more information, please visit You may email the author at [email protected]

Carnival: A Novel


Author: Rawi Hage

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393240495

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4188

A stirring new masterpiece from the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award–winning author of Cockroach and De Niro’s Game. In Carnival, internationally acclaimed author Rawi Hage takes us into the world of Fly, a taxi driver in a crime-ridden apocalyptic metropolis. Raised in the circus, the son of a golden-haired trapeze artist and a flying-carpet man, Fly sees everything, taking in all of the city’s carnivalesque beauty and ugliness as he roves through its dizzying streets in his taxi. Fly is a reader, too, and when he’s not in his taxi he is at home in the equally dizzying labyrinth of books that fills his tiny apartment. His best friend is Otto, a political activist who’s in and out of jails and asylums, mourning his dead wife and lost foster son. On one otherwise tawdry night Fly meets Mary, a book-loving passenger with a domineering husband. So begins a romance that is, for Fly, a brief glimmer of light amid the shadows and grit of the Carnival city. Along with Otto and Mary, Fly introduces us to madmen and revolutionaries, magicians and prostitutes as he picks them up and drops them off, traveling through a nightmarish town that is—we can’t help but notice—a parable for our own debauched, unjust world. Wildly imaginative and darkly ironic, Carnival is a magnificent achievement.

Mathematics Readers


Author: Teacher Created Materials Staff

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials



Page: N.A

View: 6979

The Complete Kit includes 6 copies of each of the 16 Math Readers per grade level (96 books total), Teacher's Resource Guide, Teacher's Resource CD, 16 full-colour problem solving transparencies, and an Interactive Mathematics Activities CD featuring 8 mathematical games.

Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso

Traditions in the Making


Author: John Cowley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521653893

Category: Music

Page: 312

View: 3961

Starting from the days of slavery and following through to the first decades of the twentieth century, this book traces the evolution of Carnival and secular black music in Trinidad and the links that existed with other territories and beyond. Calypso emerged as the pre-eminent Carnival song from the end of the nineteenth century and its association with the festival is investigated, as are the first commercial recordings by Trinidad performers. These featured stringband instrumentals, 'calipsos' and stickfighting 'kalendas' (a carnival style popular from the last quarter of the nineteenth century). The emphasis of the book is on history, and great use is made of contemporary newspaper reports. colonial documents, travelogues, oral history and folklore, providing an authoritative treatment of a fascinating story in popular cultural history.

American Carnival

Journalism Under Siege in an Age of New Media


Author: Neil Henry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520243420

Category: Art

Page: 326

View: 2529

An award-winning journalist offers a revealing study of the crisis confronting professional journalism in an era of rapid technological innovation and change, explaining why a decline in journalistic professionalism prompted by the economic challenge of new media could have serious repercussions for democracy as a whole.

Carnival of Shadows


Author: R.J. Ellory

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409124223

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1200

Kansas, 1959. When a travelling carnival appears overnight, the townsfolk of Seneca Falls are entranced. But the circus brings more than just magic and illusion to the small town: a dead man is discovered beneath the carousel. For FBI Special Agent Michael Travis, the world is clear cut. But there are a lot of grey areas in this case. The carnival folk are unwilling to answer a straight question and they begin to challenge Travis's once unshakeable faith in solid facts and hard evidence... As the investigation turns ever more disturbing, Travis is forced to question everything he believes in as a dark and horrifying conspiracy comes to light.

The Carnival of Death

A Case of Killer Drugs and Cold-blooded Murder on the Midway


Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 1592126693

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 5754

In the movie The Big Sleep, Bogart as Philip Marlowe follows a trail of decadence and murder on the dark side of L.A. But even the seamy underside of the city of angels pales in comparison to the freak show found by undercover U.S. narcotics agent Bob Clark . . . in The Carnival of Death. Clark’s investigation begins with cocaine and leads to cold-blooded murder—the discovery of one, and then another, headless corpse. Who is behind the slaughter? Are the killings tied to the drug traffic? Or is a deeper, darker, and even more sinister conspiracy unfolding in the carnival? There are plenty of distractions—bright lights and beautiful girls—but Clark better find the murderers of the midway fast. Because the next head that rolls could very well be his own. In 1934, while living in New York, the heart of the publishing industry, Hubbard struck up a friendship with the city’s medical examiner—a relationship that started his education in undetectable crime and provided him with authoritative clinical background for his detective stories. Also includes the mystery The Death Flyer, in which a man and woman find themselves trapped on a ghost train and bound for a deadly crash . . . unless they can find a way to derail fate and cheat death—on the fly. “Roars to life.” —Library Journal


Graphic Novel


Author: Jazan Wild



Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

View: 9145

Wild's Carnival of Souls Series came out in 2005- 2006 and has since become a hit on smartphones and tablets all around the world, garnering over a two million downloads in over 200 countries. Now in this special collection you get the first three issues of Carnival of Souls all in one grand volume. With rare never before seen covers, art, storyboards and scripting. See the never before released 2004 San Diego Comic Con Promotional Edition of the Carnival of Souls Story! Learn how the carnival came into existence. Go behind the scenes and get a peek into Esmeralda's crystal ball, and see where this make shift outfit is heading to in the future! Don't enter a carnival... Enter The Carnival! "ENTER THE CARNIVAL" "CARNIVAL COMICS" and "CARNIVAL OF SOULS" are Registered Trademarks.

Carnival Art, Culture and Politics

Performing Life


Author: Michaeline Crichlow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135751366

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 6616

Drawing on rich insights from cultural, post-structural and postcolonial studies, this book demands that we rethink Carnival and the carnivalesque as not just celebratory moments or even as critical subtext, but also as insightful performatives of social life anywhere, given the entangled times and spaces of these performances. The authors review Carnival’s performative aspects not merely as a calendrical festival, but rather center attention on the relationship between carnival and everyday life, and on how people negotiate their social spaces and possibilities in the context of modern power. The book therefore seeks to highlight the knotted time-spaces of power and to demonstrate the dynamic interplay between state spaces and people’s spaces that are being weaved by carnival's interlocutors. It demonstrates how Carnival and the Carnivalesque become analytic optics through which the relations of power in the social and political life of subjects who seek to tacitically or strategically vary their given identities, can be productively engaged. This book was originally published as a special issue of Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture.

More Costumes for the Stage


Author: Sheila Jackson

Publisher: New Amsterdam Books

ISBN: 1461733146

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 5753

Here is another feast of ideas and practical information from the author of Costumes for the Stage for anyone who needs to dress a drama production on a tight budget or by the simplest means. Sheila Jackson's first book has been in constant demand for over a decade. Now, in addition to developing some of her earlier ideas in areas such as historical cosutme and fabrics, she covers exciting new ground with sections on animal and bird costumes, musical and dance, ethnic costume, headdresses and accessories, plus advice on design and how to manage a costume plan, a section especially for schools, and another dealing with costume for video. Over seventy-five pages of her own lively line drawings, diagrams and patterns illustrate the text throughout.

The Carnival Master

A compelling police procedural from the writer of the Jan Fabel series


Author: Craig Russell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446473945

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9392

The Cologne police know a woman is going to die. They know the day it will happen. And they're powerless to stop it. They call on an outside expert: Jan Fabel, head of Hamburg's Murder Squad and Germany's leading authority on serial killers. Fabel is on the point of leaving the police for good, but Carnival in Cologne is a time when the world goes crazy, and he is drawn into the hunt for the Carnival Cannibal. What he doesn't know is that he is on a collision course with a crack special forces unit from Ukraine and a disturbed colleague with a score to settle. Fabel finds himself on a trail of betrayal and vengeance, violence and death. And once more he faces his greatest enemy. The true Master of the Carnival.

The Carnival Trilogy


Author: Wilson Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571300375

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6470

This volume, introduced by the author, brings together three novels first published separately. 'The trilogy comprises Carnival (1985), The Infinite Rehearsal (1987) and The Four Banks of the River of Space (1990), novels linked by metaphors borrowed from theatre, traditional carnival itself and literary mythology. The characters make Odyssean voyages through time and space, witnessing and re-enacting the calamitous history of mankind, sometimes assuming sacrificial roles in an attempt to save modern civilisation from self-destruction.' Independent on Sunday 'The Four Banks of the River of Space is a kind of quantum Odyssey... in which the association of ideas is not logical but... a 'magical imponderable dreaming'. The dreamer is Anselm, another of Harris's alter egos, like Everyman Masters in Carnival and Robin Redbreast Glass in The Infinite Rehearsal... Together, they represent one of the most remarkable fictional achievements in the modern canon.' Listener