A Language Older than Words

A Language Older than Words

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by Derrick Jensen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1931498555

ISBN-13: 9781931498555

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931498555
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
A Politics of the Living Book Series
Pages:
399
Sales rank:
702,980
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Silencing

2. Coyotes, kittens, and conversations

3. Taking a life

4. Cultural eyeglasses

5. Cranes

6. The safety of metaphor

7. Claims to virtue

8. Seeking a third way

9. Breaking out

10. Economics

11. The goal is the process

12. Heroes

13. Metamorphosis

14. Insatiability

15. Violence

16. The parable of the box

17. Violence revisited

18. Coercion

19. Honeybees

20. A turning over

21. A life of my own

22. Interconnection

23. The plants respond

24. Death and awakening

25. A time of sleeping

26. Out of mourning, play

27. Trauma and recovery

28. Connection and cooperation

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A Language Older than Words 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a book. Jansen takes what he has learned as an abused child and draws some extremely valuable lessons about our culture and society. This book has changed my life. I'd recommend it for everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this book doesn't change your views on the ecology, re-read it. Derrick Jensen strips away the rhetoric and places the focus exactly where it belongs - changes are not only needed, they're required if we intend to leave our children an inhabitable planet. Don't just read this, pass it around
Kiana38 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I absolutely love it!! I would recommend this book to anyone. The thigns it talks about are so true and it makes you sit there and really think about your life and how you are living it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I started reading this book i thought i would be just about the author and what he wnet threw when he was a kid. But when i got into the book i realized that i just wasn't about him. Derrick had done some research and found information about other stories. Some of these stories were interesting but others won't. At first i didn't get why he would put this in his book, but then i realized that they all had meanings to them. Some of these stories were kind of gross like the one about the dogs. They made me sad and made. I guess all these stories kind of showed that people do bad things even though they don't think they are bad. When you were reading about what Derricks father had done to him, it painted such a clear picutre, and it was like you could almost see what was going on when you were reading. Overall this was a good book. It really makes you think how good of life you have, and for some how crappy theres are.