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Staff Pick

For those of us who have been in the rat race of modern culture long enough that we have stopped thinking, and for those of us who have never deeply examined our place in the world, this book is an awakening. It just may change the way you think about everything. Ishmael is a teacher, unlike any you have ever met, with a final mission — to teach man about fixing the ills of the modern world before it's too late. This book is a must read, and a wonderful eye-opener.
Recommended by Linda, Powells.com

Quinn believes that we have a finer and more exciting destiny than conquering the world, and he shares his ideas with us through the voice of a lowland gorilla named Ishmael. This is a beautiful story about hope for the future, about ideas once so familiar to us that we lived them everyday. If you would like to see a better world, I can think of no finer place to start than with Ishmael.
Recommended by Linda, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Review:

"[Quinn] entrap[s] us in the dialogue itself, in the sweet and terrible lucidity of Ishmael's analysis of the human condition...it was surely for this deep, clear persuasiveness of argument that Ishmael was given its huge prize." The Washington Post

Review:

"It is as suspenseful, inventive, and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction book you are likely to read this or any other year" The Austin Chronicle

Review:

"Deserves high marks as a serious — and all too rare — effort that is unflinchingly engaged with fundamental life-and-death concerns." The Atlanta Journal Constitution

About the Author

Daniel Quinn's first book, Ishmael, won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship, a prize for fiction presenting creative and positive solutions to global problems. He is also the author of Providence, The Story of B, and My Ishmael.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553375404
Author:
Quinn, Daniel
Author:
Quinn, Mdaniel
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Location:
New York : Bantam/Turner Book, 1992.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
Gorilla
Subject:
Human ecology -- Fiction.
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
fiction;philosophy;environment;spirituality;ecology;novel;culture;environmentalism;anthropology;religion;sustainability;civilization;american;animals;history;sociology;spiritual;nature;fantasy;literature;ethics;20th century;gorillas;society;environmental;
Subject:
fiction;philosophy;environment;spirituality;ecology;novel;culture;environmentalism;anthropology;religion;sustainability;civilization;animals;history;american;fantasy;sociology;nature;spiritual;literature;20th century;ethics;gorillas;society;environmental;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
104-24
Publication Date:
19950531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.24x5.30x.72 in. .58 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553375404 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

For those of us who have been in the rat race of modern culture long enough that we have stopped thinking, and for those of us who have never deeply examined our place in the world, this book is an awakening. It just may change the way you think about everything. Ishmael is a teacher, unlike any you have ever met, with a final mission — to teach man about fixing the ills of the modern world before it's too late. This book is a must read, and a wonderful eye-opener.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Quinn believes that we have a finer and more exciting destiny than conquering the world, and he shares his ideas with us through the voice of a lowland gorilla named Ishmael. This is a beautiful story about hope for the future, about ideas once so familiar to us that we lived them everyday. If you would like to see a better world, I can think of no finer place to start than with Ishmael.

"Review" by , "[Quinn] entrap[s] us in the dialogue itself, in the sweet and terrible lucidity of Ishmael's analysis of the human condition...it was surely for this deep, clear persuasiveness of argument that Ishmael was given its huge prize."
"Review" by , "It is as suspenseful, inventive, and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction book you are likely to read this or any other year"
"Review" by , "Deserves high marks as a serious — and all too rare — effort that is unflinchingly engaged with fundamental life-and-death concerns."
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