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Author:  Derrick Jensen
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1931498555
ISBN-13: 9781931498555
Sku: 35240109
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  399
Age Range:  NA
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At once a beautifully poetic memoir and an exploration of the various ways we live in the world, "A Language Older Than Words" explains violence as a pathology that touches every aspect of our lives and indeed affects all aspects of life on Earth. This chronicle of a young man''s drive to transcend domestic abuse offers a challenging look at our worldwide sense of community and how we can make things better.
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At once a beautifully poetic memoir and an exploration of the various ways we live in the world, A Language Older Than Words explains violence as a pathology that touches every aspect of our lives and indeed affects all aspects of life on Earth. This chronicle of a young man's drive to transcend domestic abuse offers a challenging look at our worldwide sense of community and how we can make things better.

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A cross between memoir and historical critique, Jensen's book, primarily a story of domestic abuse, sweeps far and wide in its discussions of environmental, social, and political excesses.

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Bloomsbury Review
"As impassioned as Jensen clearly is about these [environmental and political] enormities, they suffer from a disembodied, abstract quality alongside the terse, intermittent, cumulative details of his father's abuse." - Jan Zita Grover Septmeber/October 2000

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"I admit it, I hate memoirs... So imagine my surprise when I cam across Derrick Jensen's A LANGUAGE OLDER THAN WORDS... The genius of Jensen's work lies in its links, the connections he creates to illuminate how much of our society is based on a fatalistic and fearful need to dominate that which we can understand, and obliterate what we cannot." Fall 2000

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