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    One of the most beloved and best-selling novels of spiritual adventure ever published, Ishmael has earned a passionate following. This special 25th 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 bought us all a little more time.” (Los Angeles Times)

    ©1992 Daniel Quinn (P)1995 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.

    Kritikerstimmen

    “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

    “[Quinn entraps] 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

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      5 out of 5 stars

    Can we save ourselves?

    Enjoyed it. Narrators have a pleasant tone and keep us entertained until the end...that came to quick.

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    Truly a masterpiece

    beautifully written, wonderfully read. It engages the listener in the conversation A must read!

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    Bewegend

    Das hat deutliches Potential für eine Schullektüre! Wenn mehr junge Leute gedankenexperimente wie dieses hören würden, sähe die Welt wahrscheinlich schon anders aus. Trotz anspruchsvollem Thema sehr kurzweilig und spannend erzählt.

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    Well written short story

    Insightful, especially for the time it was written in. It's particularly relevant today where sustainability is a central issue for society at Large. Could have been cheaper for such a short book though

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    Outstanding

    This is much more than a fable, more than a sharp analysis of the flaws of modern civilization. This is a journey into the mind of a lonely encaged, never willing to give up the life he was given, only daring a few, philosophical thoughts on how beautiful life is.

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    great stuff

    The story is great and the speaker adds a lot of theatrics what makes it even more enjoyable.

    • Gesamt
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    Great story, a must for thinkers

    This was a good narration and the story is amazing for both vegans and thinkers. The plot brings the "reader" in a completely different realm.