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Keep the River on Your Right by Tobias Schneebaum
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Oct 23, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoir, narrative-nonfiction, travel
Read in May, 2006

Tobias Schneebaum’s book feels elemental in the way that a society’s core texts do. His book is about the essentials of human experience: how communities survive, regenerate themselves, and die. There is an authenticity to the writing that extends far beyond the story. The story, in fact, might not be authentic. Controversy swirled around his description of cannibalism: had it really happened? The issue wasn’t resolved during Schneebaum’s life. Perhaps the author’s intent was not to write a factual account, but an epic of sorts, an essential story.
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