Criers & Kibitzers, Kibitzers & Criers


Author: Stanley Elkin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453204148

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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“This imagination of Elkin’s sneaks up, tickles, surprises, shocks, and kills. It makes stories that are deadly funny.” —The New York Times Each of the nine short stories collected here feature two types of people—the troubled and the troublemakers. In “The Guest,” a homeless man gleefully takes credit for a robbery he did not commit. “In the Alley” tells the story of a terminally ill man who begrudgingly outlives his initial prognosis. And the satiric “I Look Out for Ed Wolfe” features a charismatic salesman auctioning off his life’s possessions in order to determine his value in the world. Laced with wit, Criers & Kibitzers, Kibitzers & Criers is a keenly observed collection that puts Elkin’s comic artistry on full display. This ebook features rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate and from the Stanley Elkin archives at Washington University in St. Louis.

Street Criers

A Cultural History of Chinese Beggars


Author: Hanchao Lu

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804751483

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 8617

This is a rich and comprehensive study of beggars’ culture and the institution of mendicancy in China from late imperial times to the mid-twentieth century, with a glance at the resurgence of beggars in China today. Generously illustrated, the book brings to life the concepts and practices of mendicancy including organized begging, state and society relations as reflected in the issues of poverty, public opinions of beggars and various factors that contribute to almsgiving, the role of gender in begging, and street people and Communist politics. Panoramically, the reader will see that the culture and institution of Chinese mendicancy, which had its origins in earlier centuries, remained remarkably consistent through time and space and that there were perennial and lively interactions between the world of beggars and mainstream society.

The Criers and Hawkers of London

Engravings and Drawings


Author: Marcellus Laroon,Sean Shesgreen

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804715065

Category: Art

Page: 252

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Fascination with the lives of pedlars and hawkers first expressed itself in English art around 1600. Marcellus Laroon's Cryes of the City of London drawne after the Life was published in 1687 and became a best-seller the day it appeared, remaining popular for nearly a century and a half - eight editions followed the first until it finally went out of print after 1821. Laroon's volume of designs remains the most sophisticated and influential collection of street cries with its detailed chronicling of London working life. The present volume makes the Cryes available once again as a valuable document for the scholars of popular British art, social history and costume studies; more so because of the inclusion of plates from the 1760 edition in which designs were updated to provide us with a unique comparison of the changes in art and costume between 1687 and the late eighteenth century. The book also contains nineteen hitherto unpublished sketches by Laroon held at Blenheim Palace.

Shifting the Monkey

The Art of Protecting Good People From Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers


Author: Todd Whitaker

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1936763117

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 2950

Poor employees get a disproportionate amount of attention. Why? Because they complain the loudest, create the greatest disruptions, and rely on others to assume the responsibilities that they shirk. Learn how to focus on your good employees first, and help them shift these “monkeys” back to the underperformers. Through a simple but brilliant metaphor, the author helps you reinvigorate your staff and transform your organization.


Rise of the Prophets


Author: L. A. Story

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533167989


Page: 290

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Only two things are certain. The Criers are coming. The Criers will change everything. The infamous street preacher Duke Batten has foretold the coming of the Criers for more than a quarter of a century to an unbelieving world that does not know of The War between the Healers and Adversaries. For many years, he was the first and only Crier - a powerful prophet for the Father God. Now, Criers are coming into their powers and some are the most unlikely individuals one would expect to be called into service by the King of Light. Sage and Rachel Waldron, and their grown children, Daniel and Sarah, are a powerful force for the Healers. The Adversaries have become more desperate as the Healers have begun to win too many skirmishes. In a bold move, the Adversaries employ a terrible strategy to turn the tide of the war. As part of this strategy, Duke and his family, as well as the Waldron family, become primary targets. Blood with be shed. Hearts will be broken. Lives will be saved and everything will change.

The Harvest Criers


Author: Jade Heasley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979185592


Page: 238

View: 9735

Ansel, Roz, and Nolan are three mysterious individuals who run a new nursing home called Harvest House. As the first five residents move in, they soon learn that the trio caring for them are Harvest Criers - powerful individuals who know everything about their past and will repay them for what they have done during the course of their lives. Some residents are given unimaginable rewards while others are left with shocking retribution. But whatever they receive, they've rightfully earned.

Ancient Roman Statutes

A Translation with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary, and Index


Author: Allan Chester Johnson,Paul Robinson Coleman-Norton,Frank Card Bourne,Clyde Pharr

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584772913

Category: History

Page: 290

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Johnson, Allan Chester, Paul Robinson Coleman-Norton and Frank Card Bourne. Clyde Pharr, General Editor. Ancient Roman Statutes: A Translation with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary, and Index. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1961. xxxi, 290 pp. 9" x 12." Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-291-3. Cloth. $150. * A collection of documents in translation based on a collation of Roman laws collected from the editions of Bruns, Girard and Riccobono. Laws gathered from other secondary sources, such as ancient authors' writings and from modern scholars' editions of inscriptions and of papyri, are also included. This volume is Volume II of The Corpus of Roman Law (Corpus Juris Romani), General Editor, Clyde Pharr. (Volume I: The Theodosian Code is also published in reprint by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.)

A Deadly Game

The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation


Author: Catherine Crier

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061915564

Category: True Crime

Page: 496

View: 9198

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Catherine Crier, a former judge and one of television's most popular legal analysts, offers a riveting and authoritative account of one of the most memorable crime dramas of our time: the murder of Laci Peterson at the hands of her husband, Scott, on Christmas Eve 2002. Drawing on extensive interviews with key witnesses and lead investigators, as well as secret evidence files that never made it to trial, Crier traces Scott's bizarre behavior; shares dozens of transcripts of Scott's chilling and incriminating phone conversations; offers accounts of Scott's womanizing from two former mistresses before Amber Frey; and includes scores of never-before-seen police photos, documents, and other evidence. The result is thoroughly engrossing yet highly disturbing -- an unforgettable portrait of a charming, yet deeply sociopathic, killer.