A Burglar of the Better Sort

... almost ritualistic histrionics from the earlier poet's work in plays such as A Burglar of the Better Sort. czyżewski the painter Czyżewski was born in the small southern town of Przyszowa, in the Tatra region, near the border with ...

Author: Tytus Czyżewski

Publisher: Glagoslav Publications

ISBN: 9781912894567

Category: Poetry

Page: 314

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The history of Poland, since the eighteenth century, has been marked by an almost unending struggle for survival. From 1795 through 1945, she was partitioned four times by her stronger neighbours, most of whom were intent on suppressing if not eradicating Polish culture. It is not surprising, then, that much of the great literature written in modern Poland has been politically and patriotically engaged. Yet there is a second current as well, that of authors devoted above all to the craft of literary expression, creating ‘art for art’s sake,’ and not as a didactic national service. Such a poet is Tytus Czyżewski, one of the chief, and most interesting, literary figures of the twentieth century. Growing to maturity in the benign Austrian partition of Poland, and creating most of his works in the twenty-year window of authentic Polish independence stretching between the two world wars, Czyżewski is an avant-garde poet, dramatist and painter who popularised the new approach to poetry established in France by Guillaume Apollinaire, and was to exert a marked influence on such multi-faceted artists as Tadeusz Kantor. A Burglar of the Better Sort offers, in the English translation of Charles S. Kraszewski, the entirety of Czyżewski’s surviving literary output, from surrealistic plays like Donkey and Sun in Metamorphosis and his inimitable ‘formistic poems’ through the playful Christmas ‘pastorals’ — which so delighted Czesław Miłosz — to his theoretical writings, which form the basis for his radically individual, shamanistic approach to literary creation. A truly global talent, Czyżewski belongs to the world, a world which, beyond Poland, finally has the opportunity to get to know him.

A Burglar of the Better Sort

A Burglar of the Better Sort offers, in the English translation of Charles S. Kraszewski, the entirety of Czyżewski's surviving literary output, from surrealistic plays like Donkey and Sun in Metamorphosis and his inimitable 'formistic ...

Author: Tytus Czyzewski

Publisher: Glagoslav Publications B.V.

ISBN: 1912894548

Category: Poetry

Page: 316

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A Burglar of the Better Sort offers, in the English translation of Charles S. Kraszewski, the entirety of Czyżewski's surviving literary output, from surrealistic plays like Donkey and Sun in Metamorphosis and his inimitable 'formistic poems' through the playful Christmas 'pastorals' -- which so delighted Czeslaw Milosz -- to his theoretical writings, which form the basis for his radically individual, shamanistic approach to literary creation. A truly global talent, Czyżewski belongs to the world, a world which, beyond Poland, finally has the opportunity to get to know him.


Tain't handsome of yer , miss ; I thought you was a better sort . " For the burglar's good opinion of her Miss Brindleton cared little . She turned her back on him , and , accepting the politely proffered escort of the inspector ...



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I Mikhail Bulgakov: The Life and Times by Marietta Chudakova Leonardo's Handwriting by Dina Rubina A Burglar of the Better Sort by Tytus Czyżewski The Mouseiad and other Mock Epics by Ignacy Krasicki Ravens before Noah by Susanna ...

Author: Rafał Wojasiński

Publisher: Glagoslav Publications

ISBN: 9781912894734

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

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I’ve been happy since the morning. Delighted, even. Everything seems so splendidly transient to me. That dust, from which thou art and unto which thou shalt return — it tempts me. And that’s why I wander about these roads, these woods, among the nearby houses, from which waft the aromas of fried pork chops, chicken soup, fish, diapers, steamed potatoes for the pigs; I lose my eye-sight, and regain it again. I don’t know what life is, Ola, but I’m holding on to it. Thus speaks the narrator of Rafał Wojasiński’s novel Olanda. Awarded the prestigious Marek Nowakowski Prize for 2019, Olanda introduces us to a world we glimpse only through the window of our train, as we hurry from one important city to another: a provincial world of dilapidated farmhouses and sagging apartment blocks, overgrown cemeteries and village drunks; a world seemingly abandoned by God — and yet full of the basic human joy of life itself. Our English translation of Olanda, which includes the radio play Old Man Kalina, brings one of Poland’s great contemporary writers of fiction to the wider world for the first time. These narratives may not contain the entire world, just like a village at the end of a dirt road running through ponds, that floods after a heavy rain, does not contain all that may be found in Warsaw. But the world they contain is an intriguing one, in which everyone, from aging beauties through gravedigger philosophers, defrocked seminarians and even the occasional politician, is welcome.


I Mikhail Bulgakov: The Life and Times by Marietta Chudakova Leonardo's Handwriting by Dina Rubina A Burglar of the Better Sort by Tytus Czyżewski The Mouseiad and other Mock Epics by Ignacy Krasicki Ravens before Noah by Susanna ...

Author: Aram Pachyan

Publisher: Glagoslav Publications

ISBN: 9781912894772

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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Robinson is the first book by Aram Pachyan, which earned him the highest governmental award in Armenia, The Presidential Prize for Literature. The volume is made up of 16 short stories; each story is like a small but sharp painting of various characters. The faces in these paintings look very familiar, like someone you know, or someone hiding deep inside you. An inescapable loneliness of people in the modern world is the main topic of the stories by Pachyan. This book was published with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia under the “Armenian Literature in Translation” Program.


A Burglar of the Better Sort by Tytus Czyżewski The Mouseiad and other Mock Epics by Ignacy Krasicki Ravens before Noah by Susanna Harutyunyan Duel by Borys Antonenko-Davydovych An English Queen and Stalingrad by Natalia Kulishenko ...

Author: Vladimir Gonik

Publisher: Glagoslav Publications

ISBN: 9781912894413

Category: Fiction

Page: 572

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This novel by Russian novelist and screenwriter Vladimir Gonik is set in eleven countries around the world. Orchestra is based on documentary materials: the author has delved into the archives and met eyewitnesses, and now he recounts secret operations that took place across the globe in the second half of the twentieth century. The novel tells of certain little-known and mysterious events, some of which the author was personally involved in, and it is a story of extraordinary human lives, and of course, love... Vladimir Gonik was born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1939, and studied medicine in the Latvian city of Riga. He has been a foundry worker, a hospital orderly, a sailor on oceanic vessels, and a medic in the army. A keen athlete, he has practiced boxing, football, cross-country and downhill skiing, and he has served as a physician for Russian national teams and Olympic delegations in various sports. Alongside his other pursuits, he is a graduate of Moscow’s Institute of Cinematography. He is the author of twelve screenplays and seven books, and his work has been recognized with international and Russian awards for cinema.

Burglars and Bobbies

Lighting tended to be best in well-to-do areas, but was sometimes very poor in the back streets of the East End and other marginal locations. ... Constables were not merely re-labelled watchmen, even of the better sort.

Author: Gregory J. Durston

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443843447

Category: History

Page: 305

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The early decades of the nineteenth century witnessed an apparent deterioration in public order and security in the London area. This continued to worsen until the middle of the century. During this period, the Metropolitan Police was established, ostensibly transforming policing in the capital. By the 1860s, crime seemed to be falling rapidly and continued to do so until the end of the century, so that it was no longer normally a subject that occasioned acute political concern. This book examines the reality of crime levels within the Metropolis, the extent to which they differed from public perception, and the manner in which they changed over time. It considers how the police might have had an impact on public security after 1829, the use of the ‘broken windows’ paradigm for crime control in an historical context, and the extent to which the police can take credit for the post-1860 improvement in offending levels and order. However, it also discusses other factors, both economic and social, that might explain these developments. At the same time, the book charts the general history and development of urban policing in London during the nineteenth century, the complicated and sometimes competing mixture of political and financial concerns, operational priorities, public and ‘expert’ opinion that it reflected, and the controversies that it engendered. In particular, it discusses the ‘traditional’ form of policing that was replaced in 1829, and why this occurred; the importance of foot patrol to the new force, with its strengths and weaknesses; the re-emergence of detective policing; and the legal powers and judicial support available to officers in the capital. Very importantly, this study also considers the problems thrown up by the new style of policing, its potential for abuse, and the public resistance that this sometimes encouraged.

The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

good hiding places, in a baseboard, say, or as a false back to a cupboard or closet. The fact that he had three large ... What did you think I meant?” I shrugged. “I don't know what I thought,” I said. “It's frustrating. The best sort ...

Author: Lawrence Block

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061840968

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Bernie Rhodenbarr is actually trying to earn an honest living. It's been an entire year since he's entered anyone's abode illegally to help himself to their valuables. But now an unscrupulous landlord's threat to increase Bernie's rent by 1,000% is driving the bookseller and reformed burglar back to a life of crime -- though, in all fairness, it's a very short trip. And when the cops wrongly accuse him of stealing a priceless collection of baseball cards, Bernie's stuck with a worthless alibi since he was busy burgling a different apartment at the time . . . one that happened to contain a dead body locked inside a bathroom. So Bernie has a dilemma. He can trade a burglary charge for a murder rap. Or he can shuffle all the cards himself and try to find the joker in the deck -- someone, perhaps, who believes that homicide is the real Great American Pastime.

Everyday Stories

... by Dmitry Novikov Jesus' Cat by Grig Want a Baby and Other Plays by Sergei Tretyakov I Mikhail Bulgakov: The Life and Times by Marietta Chudakova Leonardo's Handwriting by Dina Rubina A Burglar of the Better Sort by Tytus Czyżewski The.

Author: Mima Mihajlović

Publisher: Glagoslav Publications

ISBN: 9781912894352

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

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This collection of short writings depicts different aspects of ordinary life: work, love, friends, family, sex, as well as language identity, immigration to the Wonderland, and nostalgia for the lost home. Often ironic about herself and her characters, Mima plays with genres to create a loosely-connected narrative throughout different stories. Her collection of “short” stories about the everyday include horror stories, a turnip tale, and a dictionary of unfamiliar words, among others, and a range of peculiar characters, such as Little Girl, Fear, Titoslav (Tisi, or T.), and Zoka, a boy from the Balkans, which are “probably somewhere in South America.” Seasoned with the author’s street maxims, the book is about the vicissitudes of life, East meeting West and West meeting East, and the ordinary that is extraordinary. Everyday Stories were first published in Bosnian as Obične Priče in 2018 by Bratstvo Duša, a well-known underground books and comics publishing house from Zagreb, Croatia, founded and run by the underground legend from ex-Yugoslavia, Zdenko Franjić. The black-and-white illustrations by Elvis Dolić contribute to the book’s unique character and indie feel.

The Selected Poetry of Bohdan Rubchak

... by Dmitry Novikov Jesus' Cat by Grig Want a Baby and Other Plays by Sergei Tretyakov I Mikhail Bulgakov: The Life and Times by Marietta Chudakova Leonardo's Handwriting by Dina Rubina A Burglar of the Better Sort by Tytus Czyżewski The.

Author: Bohdan Rubchak

Publisher: Glagoslav Publications

ISBN: 9781912894987

Category: Poetry

Page: 178

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Only a handful of prominent émigré Ukrainian poet-scholar Bohdan Rubchak’s poems have appeared in English translation prior to the publication of this volume. Rubchak died in 2018 at the age of 83 after publishing six collections of poetry, the last for which he received the prestigious Pavlo Tychyna Prize in Ukraine in 1993. Rubchak was part of the extremely talented displaced generation that escaped from the traumatic experiences of World War II to find a new life and creative inspiration in a new land. As an integral part of the New York Group of Ukrainian poets, his complex, at times seemingly cryptic poetry, makes the translator’s task imposing. His poems are filled with meaning on multiple levels – semantic, syntactic, auditory, symbolic, and allusive. The volume, co-translated by Michael M. Naydan and Svitlana Budzhak-Jones, includes selections from all six of Rubchak’s published collections of poetry: The Stone Garden (1956), The Radiant Betrayal (1960), The Girl without a Country (1963), A Personal Clio (1967), Drowning Marena that appeared as part of The Wing of Icarus (1983) selected works volume, and the expanded selected works edition The Wing of Icarus (1991), which was the poet’s only collection of poetry published in Ukraine. The book also contains an intimate and revealing biographical essay based on the poet’s unpublished diaries by his wife of over fifty years Marian J. Rubchak, illuminating essays on his poetry by Svitlana Budzhak-Jones and Mykola Riabchuk, and a brief biographical essay and timeline by Michael M. Naydan, the editor of the volume.

The Fence

In my eye , a good thief is trustworthy , has heart , awareness , and luck . I think being brazen has a lot to ... Like I might get into a program or whatever in jail , sort of slide through and get out of jail . A good thief , I think ...

Author: Darrell J. Steffensmeier

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847674959

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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This book is based on the experiences of a dealer in stolen goods (alias Sam Goodman), whose history serves as a model for understanding the role that fences play in today's society. Steffensmeier provides a detailed analysis of how a fence develops relationships with thieves, customers, and other fences, how prices are set and negotiated, the profits derived, and the skills required for the job, and the meaning and rewards of fencing. Steffensmeier relates the potential consequences: the events surrounding Sam's eventual arrest and conviction for receiving stolen property. Sociologists, criminologists, law enforcement officers, and public policy makers will find this an book enlightening and engaging portrayal of the criminal career.

Coping with Burglary

One offence may produce more than one interaction if more than one offender is involved and one offender may have more than ... as owner-occupied, council and inner-city and ranked in that order. same sort of areas in which they reside.

Author: R.V.G. Clarke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400956520

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

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This book contains the papers given at a workshop organised by the Home Office (England and Wales) on the subject of residential burglary. This is a topic of much public concern, and I welcome the Home Office initiative in mounting the workshop. The contributors were all researchers and crim inologists who have made a special study of burglary, and their brief was to consider the implications of their work for policy. As a policeman, I find their work of particular interest and relevance at this time when police per formance, as traditionally measured by the clear-up rate, is not keeping pace with the increase in the numbers of burglaries coming to police attention. The finding that increases in burglary are more reflective of the public's reporting habits than of any significant rise in the actual level of burglary helps with perspective but offers little comfort to policemen. The 600/0 in crease in the official statistics since 1970 is accompanied by a proportionate increase in police work in visiting victims, searching scenes of crime, writing crime reports, and completing other documentation. In some forces the point has been reached where available detective time is so taken up by the volume of visits and reports that there is little remaining for actual in vestigation. But because of the random and opportunist nature of burglary, it cannot be said with any confidence that increasing investigative capacity would make a significant and lasting impact on the overall burglary figures.

Death at Windward Hill

... to the walk to make it a simple matter for anyone not completely disabled to step up and into the room. Yet Asher had also stated that the windows were fastened with the best sort of locks—not completely impregnable to a burglar, ...

Author: Helen Joan Hultman

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789129335

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

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Death at Windward Hill, first published in 1931, is a ‘golden-age’ murder mystery by Helen Hultman, author of 7 mystery/detective titles in the 1930s–1950s. From the dustjacket: “Suddenly a life was snuffed out – Who was the perpetrator of this horrible murder? Who killed Miss Marrender, a sickly maiden old lady of wealth to whom the hand of death was beckoning? The nurse who reported the death as from natural causes and left suddenly? The heirs, some of whom were more favorably remembered? Or ...? We could go on, but to do so would reveal Miss Hultman’s intricate mystery plot. The absorbing manner in which this story is told, the clever drawing of the many characters, combine to make a thrilling, baffling story.”

The Boy s Own Annual

Then again , he couldn't Jeffries and L. Farrar , a villainous burglary attempted on let the affair of the Watkins ... we had of course to do the best we Hope - to - goodness - you - didn't - see ! sort of way - so it's could with such ...



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Addiction and Weakness of Will

15 For the purposes of the present discussion, let us add to this description that the burglar was well aware of the ... yet, on reflection, praise for this sort of akrasia is inappropriate, for the good that comes out of it is not ...

Author: Lubomira Radoilska

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191006555

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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The way in which society views addiction underlies how it treats, understands, blames, or even punishes those with addictive behaviours. This thought-provoking new book presents an original philosophical analysis bringing together addiction and weakness of will. Within the book, the author develops an integrated account of these two phenomena, rooted in a classical conception of akrasia as valuing without intending and at the same time intending without valuing. This fascinating and suggestive account addresses a number of paradoxes faced by current thinking about addiction and weakness of will, in particular the significance of control and intention for responsible action. Addiction and Weakness of Will makes an original contribution to central issues in moral psychology and philosophy of action, including the relationship between responsibility and intentional agency, and the nature and scope of moral appraisal. The book is valuable for philosophers, ethicists and psychiatrists with an interest in philosophy.

FELIX Memoirs of a Cat Burglar

Then Coote set the time date and, in a sort of yobbo tone, said, “Interview concerning recent break-ins . . . Name . ... “Against my better judgement, I'm giving you a one and only chance to come clean. I will put in a good word for you ...

Author: Warren “Stainless” Steel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493108640

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

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From the social heights of Sydney Eastern suburbs, to the bikie dens of the west. From the harbour view penthouses to suburban bungalows Felix has seen it all and taken on all the challenges. Driven by a need for an adrenaline rush this modern day Cat Burglar will take on any obstacle to avoid the mundane life. Gold bull statuettes, diamonds, jewellery, art work and even stamps, nothing is off limits to Felix’s discerning eye and dextrous skills. Even cash is taken with glee if it happens to be there....but he only takes from those who can afford to be relieved of their ill-gotten excesses. Being shot and sewn up by a vet, pub brawls and stoushes with detective sergeants, eye to eye with Great Dane “guard” dogs and gays with guns, Felix takes it all in his stride. The darling of high society and the gay community Felix mixes comfortably in all levels of society. With his mates Hollywood, Bluey and Dasher the copper none of whom have a clue about his nefarious, nocturnal activities. Even his sweetheart Mickey hasn’t got a clue. Felix leads the ultimate double life. Climbing from balcony to balcony 22 stories above the ground, crawling through ceilings is all part of a days (nights) work. These activities will have you with sweaty palms as Stainless weaves his web of danger, intrigue and mystery from this testimony from a real professional.

Patterns of Burglary

Criminals of the sort who built and maintained the Beltway Gang , during its brief but lucrative time of operation ... its members and the better - organized the gang , the higher the percentage of its activities it devotes to burglary ...

Author: Harry A. Scarr


ISBN: UCSD:31822021821202

Category: Burglary

Page: 320

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Burglars on the Job

For such offenders, making the decision to commit a residential burglary instead of another type of offense involved more than a cool assessment of the potential costs and benefits associated with the various alternatives; emotion, ...

Author: Richard T. Wright

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555532710

Category: Law

Page: 231

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Through extensive and candid interviews, the authors of this ground-breaking work have studied burglars' decision-making processes within the context of their streetlife culture. In this volume they present their findings in the areas of motivation, target selection, methods of entering and searching a residence, and methods of selling stolen goods, concluding with a discussion of the theoretical implications of their research.

A Dictionary of the English Language

... and the chief of the burghers sent for , the imperious letter was read before the better sort of citizens . ... The former agrees with its derivation from burglary ; but the latter would suggest an etymology from burgh and lay ...

Author: Johnson


ISBN: UBBE:UBBE-00082266



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