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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I just picked up this book before I left for holiday travel to South Carolina. I tend to read books to get involved in a place, and this summer I was rereading Faulkner's The Unvanquished and then Absolom! Absolom!
I haven't finished reading Mink River yet, but I was astonished at how similar the writing is. I enjoy Mink River because it's of the place. I'm a new comer to Oregon, so I feel like this novel is helping me know Oregon.
The quote from Pavel Florensky on the cover and Worried Man's obsession with time are reminiscent of Faulkner: "Nothing ever happened and is finished." I also think that the town of Mink River is like Yoknapatawpha County.
What do you think?
I'm also thinking about sending the book to my Irish Literature professors. I know all the characters of the Tain and can follow along. I wish I knew something about Gaelic.
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