Synopses & Reviews
Cultural Writing. Multimedia. Spoken Word. Political Science. Examining the premises of his latest controversial work, Endgame as wellas core elements of his ground breaking book Culture of Make Believe, this two hour lecture and discussion offers both a perfect introduction for newcomers and additional insight for those already familiar with Jensen's work. Whether exposing the ravages of industrial civilization, relaying humorous anecdotes from his life, or bravely presenting a few of the endless forms that resistance can (and must) take, Jensen leaves his audience both engaged and enraged. Author, teacher, activist, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, Derrick Jensen regularly stirs auditoriums across the country with revolutionary spirit. His latest book, How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating the Earth from Civilization (PM Press), is a collection ofinterviews with ten activists who have devoted their lives to undermining the destructive dominant culture.
"Derrick Jensen is a rare and original voice of sanity in a chaotic world. He has wisdom and wit, grace and style, and is a wonderful guide to a good life beautifully lived." —Howard Zinn, author, A People's History of the United States
"Derrick Jensen is a public intellectual who both breaks and mends the reader's heart." —Frances Moore Lappe, author, Diet For A Small Planet
"Derrick Jensen is a man driven to stare without flinching at the baleful design of our culture . . . His analysis of our culture's predilection for hatred and destruction will rattle your bones." —Daniel Quinn, author, Ishmael
Examining the premises and core elements of his controversial and groundbreaking books, this two-hour lecture and discussion spotlights author and environmental activist Derrick Jensen. Providing a perfect introduction for newcomers as well as additional insight for those already familiar with Jensens work, this argument courageously exposes the ravages of industrial civilization. Relaying humorous anecdotes from the presenters life and bravely presenting some of the endless forms that resistance canand musttake, this discourse leaves its audience both engaged and enraged.
About the Author
Hailed as the philosopher poet of the ecological movement, Derrick Jensen is the widely acclaimed author of HOW SHALL I LIVE MY LIFE? ON LIBERATING THE EARTH FROM CIVILIZATION, Endgame, A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe (a finalist for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize), and Walking on Water, among many others. Jensen's writing has been described as "breaking and mending the reader's heart" (Publishers Weekly). Author, teacher, activist, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, he regularly stirs auditoriums across the country with revolutionary spirit. He lives in Crescent City, California. His most recent books are the novels LIVES LESS VALUABLE (PM Press/Flashpoint, 2010) and SONGS OF THE DEAD (PM Press/Flashpoint, 2009).