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Ishmael (1992)

de Daniel Quinn

Sèrie: Ishmael (1)

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Fantasy. Fiction. Literature. HTML:One of the most beloved and bestselling novels of spiritual adventure ever published, Ishmael has earned a passionate following. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new foreword and afterword by the author.
 
/> ??A thoughtful, fearlessly low-key novel about the role of our species on the planet . . . laid out for us with an originality and a clarity that few would deny.???The New York Times Book Review

Teacher Seeks Pupil.
Must have an earnest desire to save the world.
Apply in person.

It was just a three-line ad in the personals section, but it launched the adventure of a lifetime.

So begins an utterly unique and captivating novel. It is the story of a man who embarks on a highly provocative intellectual adventure with a gorilla??a journey of the mind and spirit that changes forever the way he sees the world and humankind??s place in it.
 
In Ishmael, which received the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship for the best work of fiction offering positive solutions to global problems, Daniel Quinn parses humanity??s origins and its relationship with nature, in search of an answer to this challenging question: How can we save the world from ourselves?
 
Explore Daniel Quinn??s spiritual Ishmael trilogy:
ISHMAEL ? MY ISHMAEL ? THE STORY OF B

Praise for Ishmael

??As suspenseful, inventive, and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction you are likely to read this or any other year.???The Austin Chronicle

??Before we??re halfway through this slim book . . . we??re in [Daniel Quinn??s] grip, we want Ishmael to teach us how to save the planet from ourselves. We want to change our lives.???The Washington Post

??Arthur Koestler, in an essay in which he wondered whether mankind would go the way of the dinosaur, formulated what he called the Dinosaur??s Prayer: ??Lord, a little more time!?? Ishmael does its bit to answer that prayer and may just possibly have bough… (més)
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    teelgee: Sequel, every bit as good.
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    Lucy_Skywalker: but without being didactic and irritating
  4. 11
    Las nueve revelaciones de James Redfield (amyblue)
  5. 11
    El món de Sofia de Jostein Gaarder (weeksj10)
    weeksj10: Their both lecture style novels which use fiction to present a variety of different thoughts and philosophies.
  6. 00
    We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves de Karen Joy Fowler (KatyBee)
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    The Nature of Economies de Jane Jacobs (aneurysm1985)
    aneurysm1985: Both are about similar social-ecological issues. And both are the result of the authors (Quinn and Jacobs) enlightening readers about non-fiction topics through the use of fictional characters and Platonic dialogue. Both novels are written with the overarching purpose of educating their readers about unfamiliar topics.… (més)
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    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies de Jared Diamond (fyrefly98)
    fyrefly98: Another perspective on the spread of our culture and civilization.
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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?
  PendleHillLibrary | Mar 7, 2024 |
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Ein Lehrer und sein Schüler streiten über den Zustand der Welt. Wie konnte der Mensch das Paradies in eine Hölle verwandeln? Ismael, der Lehrer, weiss eine überraschend andere Geschichte der Evolution zu erzählen. Sie reicht zurück bis an jenen biblischen Tag, da sich der Mensch in mörderischem Bruderstreit zur Krone der Schöpfung machte. – Übrigens, Ismael ist ein Gorilla.
  ela82 | Nov 15, 2023 |
This book caused a radical shift in my thinking. ( )
  blueskygreentrees | Jul 30, 2023 |
This novel was a revelation for me.

When I stumbled upon this for the first time, I couldn't tear myself away from it. I read it in class. On the bus. While walking down the street. Late at night. It dominated my thoughts for weeks, lingered for months afterwards, and has permanently shaped the way I think about everything.

While not entirely whole (i.e missing significant analysis into the rise of modern medicine), Ishmael provides an incredibly refreshing take on an issue I'd never even thought of before and sheds the world in new light. ( )
  JasonAbides | Jan 10, 2023 |
Quite gripping. ( )
  womanwoanswers | Dec 23, 2022 |
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Fantasy. Fiction. Literature. HTML:One of the most beloved and bestselling novels of spiritual adventure ever published, Ishmael has earned a passionate following. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new foreword and afterword by the author.
 
??A thoughtful, fearlessly low-key novel about the role of our species on the planet . . . laid out for us with an originality and a clarity that few would deny.???The New York Times Book Review

Teacher Seeks Pupil.
Must have an earnest desire to save the world.
Apply in person.

It was just a three-line ad in the personals section, but it launched the adventure of a lifetime.

So begins an utterly unique and captivating novel. It is the story of a man who embarks on a highly provocative intellectual adventure with a gorilla??a journey of the mind and spirit that changes forever the way he sees the world and humankind??s place in it.
 
In Ishmael, which received the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship for the best work of fiction offering positive solutions to global problems, Daniel Quinn parses humanity??s origins and its relationship with nature, in search of an answer to this challenging question: How can we save the world from ourselves?
 
Explore Daniel Quinn??s spiritual Ishmael trilogy:
ISHMAEL ? MY ISHMAEL ? THE STORY OF B

Praise for Ishmael

??As suspenseful, inventive, and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction you are likely to read this or any other year.???The Austin Chronicle

??Before we??re halfway through this slim book . . . we??re in [Daniel Quinn??s] grip, we want Ishmael to teach us how to save the planet from ourselves. We want to change our lives.???The Washington Post

??Arthur Koestler, in an essay in which he wondered whether mankind would go the way of the dinosaur, formulated what he called the Dinosaur??s Prayer: ??Lord, a little more time!?? Ishmael does its bit to answer that prayer and may just possibly have bough

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