Fiction Daniel Quinn Ishmael:A Novel

ISBN 13: 9780553375404

Ishmael:A Novel

Valutazione media 3,97
( su 66.322 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780553375404: Ishmael:A Novel

One of the most beloved and bestselling novels of spiritual adventure ever published, Ishmael has earned a passionate following among readers and critics alike. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new foreword and afterword by the author, as well as an excerpt from My Ishmael.

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. 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?
 
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

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

From the Publisher:

"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?

"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." -- New York Times Book Review.

"[Quinn] entrap[s] 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

"It is as suspenseful, inventive, and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction book you are likely to read this or any other year" -- The Austin Chronicle.

"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.

From the Back Cover:

"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." -- New York Times Book Review.

"[Quinn] entrap[s] 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

"It is as suspenseful, inventive, and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction book you are likely to read this or any other year" -- The Austin Chronicle.

"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.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Quinn, Daniel
ISBN 10: 0553375407 ISBN 13: 9780553375404
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 1995. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria VR-9780553375404

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,11
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,33
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Quinn, Daniel
ISBN 10: 0553375407 ISBN 13: 9780553375404
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 1995. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780553375404

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,49
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,33
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

QUINN, DANIEL
Editore: Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0553375407 ISBN 13: 9780553375404
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Random House. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0553375407

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,99
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,92
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Daniel Quinn
Editore: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0553375407 ISBN 13: 9780553375404
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reissue. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Bantam Books first published Ishmael, a cult was born. Winner of the Turner Tomorrow Award -- a prize for fiction that offered solutions to global problems -- it was an utterly unique story that earned raves from readers and critics alike. By the time the mass market paperback edition of this novel was published last year, word was spreading like wildfire. Now this irresistible novel of a spiritual adventure is available in trade paperback for the first time ever. The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search of truth. He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils only to find himself alone in an abandonded 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. As readers everywhere seek out books that offer answers to their burning questions about spirituality, the popularity of this remarkable novel continues to grow at an astounding pace. As suspenseful, inventive and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction book you are likely to read this or any other year. -- The Austin Chronicle. Wonderfully eamest and engaging. Think of Robert Pirsig in Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance or B.F. Skinner in Walden Two. -- Los Angeles Times Book Review. Daniel Quinn lives in Austin, Texas. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780553375404

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,02
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Daniel Quinn
Editore: Bantam (1995)
ISBN 10: 0553375407 ISBN 13: 9780553375404
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 20
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bantam, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria 0553375407

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,51
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 1,66
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Daniel Quinn
Editore: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0553375407 ISBN 13: 9780553375404
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reissue. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Bantam Books first published Ishmael, a cult was born. Winner of the Turner Tomorrow Award -- a prize for fiction that offered solutions to global problems -- it was an utterly unique story that earned raves from readers and critics alike. By the time the mass market paperback edition of this novel was published last year, word was spreading like wildfire. Now this irresistible novel of a spiritual adventure is available in trade paperback for the first time ever. The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search of truth. He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils only to find himself alone in an abandonded 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. As readers everywhere seek out books that offer answers to their burning questions about spirituality, the popularity of this remarkable novel continues to grow at an astounding pace. As suspenseful, inventive and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction book you are likely to read this or any other year. -- The Austin Chronicle. Wonderfully eamest and engaging. Think of Robert Pirsig in Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance or B.F. Skinner in Walden Two. -- Los Angeles Times Book Review. Daniel Quinn lives in Austin, Texas. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780553375404

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,28
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Quinn, Daniel
Editore: Bantam Books 5/1/1995 (1995)
ISBN 10: 0553375407 ISBN 13: 9780553375404
Nuovi Paperback or Softback Quantità: 10
Da
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bantam Books 5/1/1995, 1995. Paperback or Softback. Condizione libro: New. Ishmael. Book. Codice libro della libreria BBS-9780553375404

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,82
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Quinn, Daniel
ISBN 10: 0553375407 ISBN 13: 9780553375404
Nuovi Softcover Quantità: 5
Da
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Softcover. Condizione libro: New. MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES IN PRINTThe 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 to 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?. Codice libro della libreria BAA-B-3282811

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,20
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Daniel Quinn
ISBN 10: 0553375407 ISBN 13: 9780553375404
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 9
Da
Bookstore99
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: NEW. Brand New, Same ISBN and details as listed. Delivery within 3-7 business days. We may ship the books from multiple location across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Choose expedited shipping for Express delivery. Tracking number provided for every order. Codice libro della libreria RO_9780553375404

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,42
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,49
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Quinn, Daniel
Editore: Bantam
ISBN 10: 0553375407 ISBN 13: 9780553375404
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: > 20
Da
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bantam. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0553375407 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Codice libro della libreria SWATI2132231982

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,60
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,33
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro