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Daniel Quinn (1935–2018)

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30+ verk 11,035 medlemmar 171 recensioner 55 favoritmärkta

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre

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Verk av Daniel Quinn

Ishmael (1992) 6,445 exemplar
The Story of B (1996) 1,334 exemplar
My Ishmael (1997) 1,294 exemplar
After Dachau (2001) 357 exemplar
The Holy (2002) 223 exemplar
Tales of Adam (2005) 126 exemplar
The Man Who Grew Young (2001) 105 exemplar
Dreamer (1988) 40 exemplar
The Book of the Damned (1982) 19 exemplar
Work, Work, Work (2006) 17 exemplar

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Black Thorn, White Rose (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 1,118 exemplar
Performing Arts Journal: 13 (Volume V / Number 1) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar

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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?… (mer)
 
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PendleHillLibrary | 120 andra recensioner | Mar 7, 2024 |
I admire the chutzpah required to put forward circus folk as a remedy to the ills of our culture
 
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audient_void | 3 andra recensioner | Jan 6, 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.
 
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ela82 | 120 andra recensioner | Nov 15, 2023 |
This book caused a radical shift in my thinking.
 
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blueskygreentrees | 120 andra recensioner | Jul 30, 2023 |

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Verk
30
Även av
2
Medlemmar
11,035
Popularitet
#2,138
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
171
ISBN
102
Språk
15
Favoritmärkt
55

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