The Riverman

Did Ted see the Riverman, which is what he called the Green River Killer, as a mirror image of himself? Or did Ted so envy the Riverman, who could fulfill his violent sexual fantasies and go undetected, that he had to experience the ...

Author: Robert Keppel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451604289

Category: True Crime

Page: 624

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After a search of over twenty years, one of America's most elusive serial killers was finally apprehended. Now, read the true story of one man's attempt to get inside se mind of the Green River Killer July 15, 1982: 3 woman's strangled body was filed, caught on the pilings of Washington state's Green River. Before long, the "Green River Killer" would be suspected in at least forty-nine more homicides, with no end in sight. Then the authorities received an unbelievable letter from the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy -- then on Florida's death row -- offering to help catch the Green River Killer. But he would only talk to one man: Robert Keppel, the former homicide detective who had helped track Bundy's cross-county killing spree. Now these conversations are revealed, in which Bundy speculates about the motive and methods of the Green River Killer -- and reveals his own twisted secrets as well. Now, as never before, we look into the face of evil...and into the heart of a killer.

The Riverman

I went to the bathroom stall where I'd posted my plea: In the story of Aquavania there is a Riverman and a girl. Who is the Riverman? Is the girl in danger? There were two responses. Hey river man, I heard you got a river of diarea, ...

Author: Aaron Starmer

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374363102

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 307

Alistair Cleary is the kid who everyone trusts. Fiona Loomis is not the typical girl next door. Alistair hasn't really thought of her since they were little kids until she shows up at his doorstep with a proposition: she wants him to write her biography. What begins as an odd vanity project gradually turns into a frightening glimpse into the mind of a potentially troubled girl. Fiona says that in her basement, there's a portal that leads to a magical world where a creature called the Riverman is stealing the souls of children. And Fiona's soul could be next. If Fiona really believes what she's saying, Alistair fears she may be crazy. But if it's true, her life could be at risk. In this novel from Aaron Starmer, it's up to Alistair to separate fact from fiction, fantasy from reality.


She watched from the rear of the closed restrooms as Willie, the truck with the dead guy in the truck bed and the trailing motorcycle disappeared onto River Road toward downtown. She picked up her cell phone and called the river man, ...

Author: Ronald D. Carroll

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467035629

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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Suppose you were in control of $154 million dollars of legal pharmaceuticals that had been stolen, and you purchased them for $3 million. You knew that you stood to make near the normal dollar rate if they were redistributed to a legal foreign market. Would $90 million make you happy? This is a story about such temptations that begin with a “missing man”. In a small southern town, or a relatively medium-sized Ohio River town, there is a retired cop and, presently, a private dick looking for a “missing person”. He works his magic to find the man. Along the way he discovers mysterious leads that twist and turn and have him in the middle of an international drug scheme for profit. Those in power make him a fall guy for a double murder. See how this nobody skirts the law and finds the truth. Luck or ingenuity, you choose. When you read and think it is over, it is not. This reading covers a lot of territory including small towns in Kentucky, DEA, FBI, local homicide, organized crime, people so called Ohio River rats, and a donkey farm. How do some people afford those big boats on the River? Can $90 million solve all these problems? A book by Ron Carroll, a retired everything, cop, detective, narcotics, teacher, boys High School basketball coach, private investigator, and a life long college student. Oh, also, once a deputy sheriff. Awards: Mayors Award first class, for Federal Narcotics Strike Force undercover operations commander, Kentucky Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame. Self award for extreme imagination. That means I day dream a lot, why not, go figure.

The Riverman

... and across a pole trail above a marsh to camp. A pole trail consists of saplings laid end to end, and supported three or four feet above wet places by means of sawbuck-like structures at their extremities. To a river-man or a ...

Author: Stewart Edward White

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 319

View: 137

"The Riverman" by Stewart Edward White. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Elizabeth Bishop s Poetics of Intimacy

Just as Wagley's matter - of - fact tale telling makes possible Bishop's intuitive journey into the riverman's feelings , so the stabilizing forces of the riverman's whitewashed house and his wife , who “ slept and snored , " permit his ...

Author: Victoria Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521432030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Elizabeth Bishop's Poetics of Intimacy, a biographical and critical study of one of the great poets of this century, offers a fresh look at Bishop's published and unpublished writing over the course of her career. Informed by pragmatic, post-modern, and feminist theories, Victoria Harrison's study also makes extensive use of Bishop's archives, many pieces of which have never been discussed, to reveal the process of the poet's writing. Harrison explores Bishop's childhood memoirs, journals, letters, Brazilian travel prose, unfinished poems, and draft material, researching dates of undated material and reproducing Bishop's revisions, cancellations, and idiosyncratic spellings. Attentiveness to the detail of this archival writing gives Harrison a broad foundation for arguing that Bishop treats some of our largest concerns - family relationships, sexuality, war, and cultural differences - within poetry and prose that are intimate but not self-revelatory and daily but never ordinary. Elizabeth Bishop charges the moments of her writing with the desires, fears, and passions of her life.

Elizabeth Bishop

The riverman declares: I need a virgin mirror no one's ever looked at, that's never looked back at anyone, to flash up the spirits' eyes and help me recognize them. But all the multiple mirrors the riverman buys become spoiled by human ...

Author: Susan McCabe

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271042443

Category: Literary Criticism


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In the Way of Nature

It is in “The Riverman,” however, that Elizabeth Bishop succeeds in evoking a relationship with nature that is non–Western. Found in the Questions of Travel volume with its Amazonian quest for interiority, the poem conjures a human ...

Author: Robert Boschman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786433566

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 892

"This volume discusses the works of three female American poets: Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672), Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), and Amy Clampitt (1920-1994). Each poet is shown to grapple with the ways that European civilization was transformed on the new continent. The author's analysis highlights the interconnected themes of travel, geography, cartography and wildness"--Provided by publisher.

Elizabeth Bishop s Brazil

(P 106) The Riverman's ambition is for himself but also for his community. His relation to nature is ethical and ecological, as Boschman has argued.29 He remains underneath the river with his ancestors above him: “Godfathers and cousins ...

Author: Bethany Hicok

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813938554

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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When the American poet Elizabeth Bishop arrived in Brazil in 1951 at the age of forty, she had not planned to stay, but her love affair with the Brazilian aristocrat Lota de Macedo Soares and with the country itself set her on another course, and Brazil became her home for nearly two decades. In this groundbreaking new study, Bethany Hicok offers Bishop’s readers the most comprehensive study to date on the transformative impact of Brazil on the poet’s life and art. Based on extensive archival research and travel, Elizabeth Bishop’s Brazil argues that the whole shape of Bishop’s writing career shifted in response to Brazil, taking on historical, political, linguistic, and cultural dimensions that would have been inconceivable without her immersion in this vibrant South American culture. Hicok reveals the mid-century Brazil that Bishop encountered--its extremes of wealth and poverty, its spectacular topography, its language, literature, and people--and examines the Brazilian class structures that placed Bishop and Macedo Soares at the center of the country’s political and cultural power brokers. We watch Bishop develop a political poetry of engagement against the backdrop of America’s Cold War policies and Brazil’s political revolutions. Hicok also offers the first comprehensive evaluation of Bishop’s translations of Brazilian writers and their influence on her own work. Drawing on archival sources that include Bishop’s unpublished travel writings and providing provocative new readings of the poetry, Elizabeth Bishop’s Brazil is a long-overdue exploration of a pivotal phase in this great poet’s life and work.

The Vistula

Again the riverman laughed. “You will defeat yourself,” he said. “However, I do not wish to waste time.” He crouched down. The mast and seat stood between the two. The riverman paused as if deciding which side of the mast would be his ...

Author: Martin Rudnick

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595096743

Category: Fiction

Page: 712

View: 187

The Vistula is set against the backdrop of Poland's troubled history - 1820 to 1880 and the presence of the Russian army. It chronicles a Polish family's migration up the Vistula to the Baltic Sea. The story centers on Christian, a boy who loses his father and brother in a mining accident. Christian grows up with his mind set on achieving his father's dream of going to America. The dream is all but forgotten as Christian and his young wife bask in the contentment of life on their small farm. The dream is revived when the Russian army confiscates their property. They embark on a perilous journey up the Vistula. In a lifetime fraught with hardship and danger, the indomitable spirit of Anna sustains Christian. A Jewish family and a band of Gypsies become true friends in times of need. When Anna becomes gravely ill, Christian passes his dream of America on to his son, Johann. Without funds, Johann barters his potato crop for passage on a ship bound for America. His vindictive landlord, Baron Vondberg, manages to have the bargain revoked. The Baron's wife countermands her husband's order and the America dream is fulfilled. Martin Rudnick was born on August 16, 1913 in San Bernardino, California. He was educated at Concordia College as well as Fresno State College. His military service included First Lieutenant, Gun Unit Commander, and AAA in the South Pacific as well as the Philippines. In the private sector, he was Vice President of Oral B. Company, President of Dental Hygiene Company, and consultant for Johnson & Johnson. His wife, Julia passed away on July 24, 1992. He currently resides in San Jose California.

Elizabeth Bishop

The riverman's stealthy yet taunting posture , which brands him as society's enemy and friend , is historically in keeping with Wagley's observation that the pages of the Amazon are officially banned by a society that continues to ...

Author: Thomas J. Travisano

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813912264

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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In this book, the first study of Elizabeth Bishop's whole career, Travisano explores her development as an artist. Through sensitive reading of the poems, supported by comparison with Bishop's letters, interviews, stories, memoirs, and critical essays, he defines the traditions that shaped Bishop's introspective early work and the evolution of her later work toward a more public style.