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Citadel of the Spirit

Oregon’s Sesquicentennial Anthology


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Released to commemorate Oregon’s 150th birthday, Citadel of the Spirit features 63 original essays by many of the state’s finest writers and 61 excerpts from primary documents related to Oregon history. The title derives from a quote by Ken Kesey: “Oregon is the citadel of the spirit.”

Edited by publisher Matt Love, Citadel of the Spirit merges past and present Oregon voices to create what Love calls the “literary equivalent of a mix tape,” rather than a traditional greatest-hits anthology: “I wanted to produce an unconventional book that integrated the old stories and new perspectives and reflects Oregon’s maverick nature.”

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