Mink River Quotes

Brian Doyle
This Study Guide consists of approximately 75 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Mink River.
This section contains 2,620 words
(approx. 7 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Mink River Study Guide

No buildings on the National Resister of Hysterical Places, though there are some old houses, the oldest of which finally collapses on page 141; no cheating ahead to watch it slump like ice cream at noon, please.”
-- Narrator (Part I, 1 paragraph 7)

Importance: Significant in this quote is the way the narrator speaks directly to the reader about the book as he requests the reader not look ahead to a reference he makes to something coming up in the novel. Note the colloquial use of the reference to the National Register of Hysterical Places instead its formal title of the National Register of Historical Places. The quote also includes a simile, a literary device used often throughout the course of the novel, as the author describes a house as slumping like ice cream at noon.

But we also are prey to what I might call a vast and overweening ambition. I mean, really, to preserve history, collect...
-- Worried Man (Part I, 1 paragraph 51)

(read more)

This section contains 2,620 words
(approx. 7 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Mink River Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Mink River from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook