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If They Give You Lined Paper, Write Sideways

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ISBN-10: 1586421263

ISBN-13: 9781586421267

Edition: 2007

Authors: Daniel Quinn

List price: $13.95
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This slender volume-a place marker in Quinn's philosophical oeuvre about mankind's relationship to nature (including the trilogy Ishmael, The Story of B and My Ishmael)-is as slight as the winsome aphorism in its title. Two-thirds of the book is a lightly edited transcript of a rambling, three-day dialogue between Quinn and a fan who spent Thanksgiving 2005 weekend with him in his Houston home "to nail down the ideas she had explored in my books." For Quinn, a related goal was to answer the question, "How do you do what you do?" for himself. The result provides no startling insights for anyone familiar with the author's essential thinking, though it does occasionally depict Quinn as a…    
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication date: 1/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Daniel Quinn was born in 1935 and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Creighton Prep and attended St. Louis University, the University of Vienna and Loyola University of Chicago. Quinn worked in educational and consumer publishing, holding editorial positions with the American Peoples Encyclopedia, the Greater Cleveland Mathematics Program, the Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, Fuller and Dees Publishing and the Society for Visual Education. He is best known for his award-winning novel Ishmael (1992), which is about a gorilla able to telepathically communicate, but he has written other novels as well as short fiction.