The Derrick Jensen Reader: Writings on Environment Revolution

The Derrick Jensen Reader: Writings on Environment Revolution


By (author) Derrick Jensen, By (author) Lierre Keith

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  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 226mm x 34mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 12 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 160980404X
  • ISBN 13: 9781609804046
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 421,595

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In an age marked by seemingly unstoppable environmental collapse and the urgent quest for solutions, environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen, the voice of the growing deep ecology movement, reveals for us new seeds of hope. Here for the first time in "The Derrick Jensen Reader" are collected generous selections from his prescient, unflinching books on the problem of civilization and the path to true resistance. In the acclaimed "A Language Older Than Words," Jensen dissects his own abusive childhood to examine the pathology of Western culture and shares with us the power and beauty of an alliance with the natural world. He continues to use the lens of his own experience as well as the wisdom of philosophers, activists, and teachers to expose oppression and call us to action in his other early works, "Listening to the Land," "A Culture of Make Believe," "Strangely Like War," and "Walking on Water." We see his analysis deepen when he asks us to accept that the only moral response to biocide is resistance in the two-volume "Endgame," a truth he explores further in "Thought to Exist in the Wild," "What We Leave Behind," the graphic novel "As The World Burns," and in his two novels, "Songs of the Dead" and "Lives Less Valuable." And in "Dreams," Jensen's latest work, he leads us still further toward his vision for a healed planet, freeing us to see beyond the limits of our present culture to a future luminous with meaning.

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Author information

Activist, philosopher, teacher, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, DERRICK JENSEN holds degrees in creative writing and mineral engineering physics. In 2008, he was named one of the "Utne Reader"'s "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World," and in 2006 he was named Press Action's Person of the Year for his work on the book "Endgame." He lives in California. LIERRE KEITH is a writer, small farmer, and radical feminist activist. She is the author of two novels, as well "The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability," which has been called "the most important ecological book of this generation." She's also been arrested six times. She lives in Humboldt County, CA.