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Ishmael : a novel

Author: Daniel Quinn
Publisher: New York : Bantam/Turner Book, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Quinn, Daniel.
Ishmael.
New York : Bantam/Turner Book, 1992
(OCoLC)747357923
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Quinn
ISBN: 0553078755 9780553078756 0553375407 9780553375404
OCLC Number: 24068428
Description: 266 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Daniel Quinn.
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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?

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