In the essays, memoirs, and journal articles collected in The Unemployed Fortune Teller, he continues to search these experiences for the sources of his poetry.
Author: Charles Simic
Publisher: Poets on Poetry (Paperback)
Provides glimpses into the origins of Charles Simic's poetry
... Silent Truth · The Unemployed Fortune - Teller TESS GALLAGHER A Concert
of Tenses WELDON KEES Reviews and Essays , 1936–55 CHARLES WRIGHT
Halflife WILLIAM MATTHEWS Curiosities TOM CLARK The Poetry Beat WILLIAM
Author: Charles Simic
The poet Charles Simic discusses poetry and life.
Winkler spent the next hour and a half overseeing the coverage of the monthly
release of unemployment figures. This was an important ... bond prices lower. In
this case, the modest job growth was judged to be 100 THE FORTUNE TELLERS
Author: Howard Kurtz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Just as "spin" has taken over politics in America, so too has it come to define the long bull market on Wall Street. The booming trade in stocks, which has become a national obsession, has produced an insatiable demand for financial intelligence--and plenty of new, highly paid players eager to supply it. On television and the Internet, commentators and analysts are not merely reporting the news, they are making news in ways that provide huge windfalls for some investors and crushing losses for others. And they often traffic in rumor, speculation, and misinformation that hit the market at warp speed. Howard Kurtz, widely recognized as America's best media reporter, and the man who revealed the inner workings of the Clinton administration's press operation in the national bestseller Spin Cycle, here turns his skeptical eye on the business-media revolution that has transformed the American economy. He uncovers the backstage pressures at television shows like CNBC's Squawk Box and CNN's Moneyline; at old-media bastions like The Wall Street Journal and Business Week, which are racing to keep up with the twenty-four-hour news cycle; and at Internet start-ups like TheStreet.com and JagNotes, real-time operations in the very arena where fortunes are made and lost with stunning swiftness. Bombarded by all this white noise, who among the fortune tellers can investors really trust? Kurtz provides an indispensable guide with this eye-opening account of an unseen world, based on eighteen months of shadowing the most influential, colorful, and egotistical people in business and journalism. Among the people we meet in its pages are: Ron Insana, Maria Bartiromo, David Faber, Lou Dobbs, and the other famous faces of cable TV The manic king-of-all-media Jim Cramer, who juggles four different identities--Wall Street trader, television commentator, columnist, and Internet entrepreneur --with wildly varying degrees of success Shoe-leather reporters Steve Lipin, Chris Byron, and Gene Marcial, whose exclusives drive up stocks or quickly deflate them Superstar analysts Ralph Acampora, Abby Joseph Cohen, and Henry Blodget, whose predictions make the Dow and Nasdaq gyrate Internet CEOs Kim Polese and Kevin O'Connor, who struggle to ride the media tiger while promoting their high-flying companies No one has ever reported from inside the Wall Street media machine or laid bare the bitter feuds, cozy friendships, and whispered leaks that move the markets. Kurtz exposes the disturbing conflicts of interest among the brokerage analysts and fund managers whose words can boost or bash stocks --thanks to scoop-hungry journalists who rarely question whether these gurus are right or wrong. And he chronicles the journalistic hype that helped propel Net stocks into the stratosphere until they began plummeting back to earth. In a time of head-spinning volatility, The Fortune Tellers is essential reading for all of us who gamble our savings in today's overheated stock market.
Herbert Hoover, foreword to Business Cycles and Unemployment, v. Hoover's
initial experience in trying to mitigate unemployment came when Warren Harding
called for a con- ference on the subject when four to five million people were ...
Author: Walter Friedman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A gripping history of the pioneers who sought to use science to predict financial markets The period leading up to the Great Depression witnessed the rise of the economic forecasters, pioneers who sought to use the tools of science to predict the future, with the aim of profiting from their forecasts. This book chronicles the lives and careers of the men who defined this first wave of economic fortune tellers, men such as Roger Babson, Irving Fisher, John Moody, C. J. Bullock, and Warren Persons. They competed to sell their distinctive methods of prediction to investors and businesses, and thrived in the boom years that followed World War I. Yet, almost to a man, they failed to predict the devastating crash of 1929. Walter Friedman paints vivid portraits of entrepreneurs who shared a belief that the rational world of numbers and reason could tame--or at least foresee--the irrational gyrations of the market. Despite their failures, this first generation of economic forecasters helped to make the prediction of economic trends a central economic activity, and shed light on the mechanics of financial markets by providing a range of statistics and information about individual firms. They also raised questions that are still relevant today. What is science and what is merely guesswork in forecasting? What motivates people to buy forecasts? Does the act of forecasting set in motion unforeseen events that can counteract the forecast made? Masterful and compelling, Fortune Tellers highlights the risk and uncertainty that are inherent to capitalism itself.
“So what are you working on?” he asked, indicating the computer through the
open doorway. “Or aren't I supposed to know?” “Just another custody case that
nobody wants to handle,” she replied vaguely. “An unemployed biracial mother
Author: Diane Wood
Publisher: Bella Books
Alexandra Messner is the first since Officer Nathalie Duncan's teens to breach the iron fortress of her heart. After years of redeeming her brutal and sordid past as the fortune teller's daughter, Nathalie can finally see the promise of a happy future. Until an innocently placed photograph of a dead woman shatters her world. Alex knows that Nathalie carries painful scars, but she believes there is no wound of the heart that love cannot heal—until Nathalie confesses to the unthinkable. Devastated and heartbroken, Alex's cold, bitter anger leaves no room for forgiveness. With her mother's criminal secrets suddenly at risk of exposure, Nathalie's last desperate gift means confronting her childhood terrors to protect Alex from her family's vicious intent. But can any sacrifice be enough to save Alex or ultimately redeem the fortune teller's daughter?
... and, to make matters worse, there is widespread unemployment. All levels of
government are cutting back on social programs and expecting poor or
unemployed people to make it on their own. Where are the many opportunities
for the poor, ...
Author: Ph. D Amada
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A soft-spoken student who was once a violent hit man, an elderly man tormented by memories of wartime imprisonment, a fortune-teller who finds his therapist inscrutable, a woman who can’t get satisfaction from her mother or her therapist . . . These are just a few of the intriguing patients treated by Gerald Amada during nearly forty years of practice as a psychotherapist. From the ridiculous to the tragic, the tales of Amada’s treatment of unusual patients are fascinating, disturbing, and utterly engrossing. Amada not only lets us peek into his office but also leads us into the hearts and minds of his patients and himself.
Selected Prose Charles Simic. from THE UNEMPLOYED FORTUNETELLER
THE FLUTE PLAYER IN THE PIT I say the word from THE UNEMPLOYED
Author: Charles Simic
Publisher: Harper Collins
A collection of new and selected essays by the Pulitzer Prize–winner and former Poet Laureate. In addition to being one of America’s most famous and commended poets, Charles Simic is a prolific and talented essayist. The Life of Images brings together his best prose work written over twenty-five years. A blend of the straightforward, the wry, and the hopeful, the essays in The Life of Images explore subjects ranging from literary criticism to philosophy, photography to Simic’s childhood in a war-torn country. Culled from five collections, each work demonstrates the qualities that make Simic’s poetry so brilliant yet accessible. Whether he is revealing the influence of literature on his childhood development, pondering the relationship between food and comfort, or elegizing the pull to return to a homeland that no longer exists, the legendary poet shares his distinctive take on the world and offers an intimate look into his remarkable mind.
Luminitsa's abilities make her a bit of an outsider already , and she won't risk
being named marhime ... a kind of social / cultural exile , ” she added when
Mike's brows went up , " by telling her family she's dealing with a vampire . ” " All
Author: Lawrence Schimel
Publisher: Daw Books
An anthology of seventeen stories featuring fortune tellers ranges from the humorous to the spine-chilling and presents previously unpublished writing by Vicki Nelson and Neil Gaiman, creator of the comic book series, The Sandman. Original.
He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for his book of prose poems The World Doesn '
t End . Four volumes of his prose have appeared in the University of Michigan
Press ' s Poets on Poetry Series , most recently The Unemployed Fortune - Teller
Author: David Lehman
The appearance of The Best American Poetry every September is an eagerly awaited rite of fall -- as evidenced by soaring sales and terrific reviews. The popularity of the series is "ample proof that poetry is thriving" (The Orlando Sentinel), and this year's volume will dazzle and delight, instruct and inspire. Under the guiding vision of master poet John Hollander -- one of America's most erudite literary minds -- The Best American Poetry 1998 spotlights the imaginative power and insight of our finest poets at the fin-de-siècle. Diverse in form and method, the poems display an unwavering nobility of expression, maintaining the uncompromising artistic standards essential to The Best American Poetry tradition as it enters its second decade. With a foreword by series editor David Lehman and with comments from the poets illuminating their work, The Best American Poetry 1998 will lead you on an exhilarating and inspiring literary adventure.
fifteen others have followed . His most recent book of poems is A Wedding in Hell
. The essay in this volume is included in his new book of essays and memoirs ,
The Unemployed Fortune Teller , and he has two other collections from the same
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals