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Daniel Quinn (1935–2018)

Autor/a de Ishmael

31+ obres 11,130 Membres 173 Ressenyes 55 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Daniel Quinn was born in 1935 and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Creighton Prep and attended St. Louis University, the University of Vienna and Loyola University of Chicago. Quinn worked in educational and consumer publishing, holding editorial positions with the American Peoples mostra'n més Encyclopedia, the Greater Cleveland Mathematics Program, the Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, Fuller and Dees Publishing and the Society for Visual Education. He is best known for his award-winning novel Ishmael (1992), which is about a gorilla able to telepathically communicate, but he has written other novels as well as short fiction. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Daniel Quinn

Ishmael (1992) 6,511 exemplars, 121 ressenyes
The Story of B (1996) 1,346 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
My Ishmael (1997) 1,300 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure (1999) 550 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
After Dachau (2001) 359 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest (1995) 288 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Holy (2002) 224 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Tales of Adam (2005) 126 exemplars, 1 ressenya
If They Give You Lined Paper, Write Sideways. (2007) 108 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Man Who Grew Young (2001) 106 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dreamer (1988) 40 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Book of the Damned (2001) 19 exemplars
Work, Work, Work (2006) 17 exemplars

Obres associades

Black Thorn, White Rose (1994) — Col·laborador — 1,124 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Performing Arts Journal: 13 (Volume V / Number 1) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Quinn, Daniel
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Llocs de residència
Houston, Texas, USA
Saint Louis University
University of Vienna
Loyola University



Hard to put a rating on this. I enjoyed the first half very much; it had lots of good ideas. Then it got bogged down and ended, as I had feared, with nothing much useful to take away. I shelved it as fiction because of the story line used to communicate the ideas, and the fiction part was pretty boring, especially the last few chapters. In the end, disappointing.
Abcdarian | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | May 18, 2024 |
Overall a solid book, and a worthy follow up to Ishmael. The story occasionally felt awkward, and the book was a bit too preachy (as expected), but it was still wonderfully written at times (see below). My biggest issue with it was that I disagreed somewhat with the underlying assumptions of the arguments made (totalitarian agriculture is the hardest way to live?!), which made it hard to be blown away. Recommended to those who like Ishmael.

"Remember that your tracks are one strand of the web woven endlessly in the hand of god. They're tied to those of the mouse in the field, the eagle on the mountain, the crab in its hold, the lizard beneath its rock. The leaf that falls to the ground a thousand miles away touches your life. The impress of your food in the soil is felt through a thousand generations." - 186-187… (més)
mrbearbooks | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Apr 22, 2024 |
The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search for truth. He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils, only to find himself alone in an abandoned office with a full-grown gorilla who is nibbling delicately on a slender branch. "You are the teacher?" he asks incredulously. "I am the teacher," the gorilla replies. Ishmael is a creature of immense wisdom and he has a story to tell, one that no other human being has ever heard. It is a story that extends backward and forward over the lifespan of the earth from the birth of time to a future there is still time save. Like all great teachers, Ishmael refuses to make the lesson easy; he demands the final illumination to come from within ourselves. Is it man's destiny to rule the world? Or is it a higher destiny possible for him-- one more wonderful than he has ever imagined?… (més)
PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 120 ressenyes més | Mar 7, 2024 |
I admire the chutzpah required to put forward circus folk as a remedy to the ills of our culture
audient_void | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jan 6, 2024 |



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