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Ripper!

Ripper!

by Carl Jay Buchanan

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 31/10/1998

  $29.95
After a hundred years, the secrets of his identity and motivation remain a mystery. But what is the heart of this legendary enigma, the self-styled Jack the Ripper, who signed one letter "Yours from Hell," enclosing with it a positively identified piece of a victim's kidney? Ripper! is a collection of dramatic, lyric, and narrative poems backed by enticing biographical facts about the man who terrorized foggy London in the autumn of 1888. This collection offers six psychological portraits of the main suspects that shockingly yet precisely detail the bizarre workings of the Ripper's own mind during the act of murder. Throughout, the text explores why we are haunted by violence, why we are fascinated by this figure who remains for us the incarnation of rape and rage. Through a work that explores and defines the limits of violence in language and the soul, the reader faces the compulsive attraction of violence and is fundamentally changed.
ISBN:
9781570032981
9781570032981
Category:
Poetry by individual poets
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
31-10-1998
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
90
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x8mm
Weight:
0.1kg

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