Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution

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Chelsea Green, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 226 pages
A startling and provocative look at teaching, writing, creativity and life by a writer increasingly recognized for his passionate and articulate critique of modern civilization. This time Derrick Jensen brings us into his classroomˇwhether college or maximum security prisonˇwhere he teaches writing. He reveals how schools perpetuate the great illusion that happiness lies outside of ourselves and that learning to please and submit to those in power makes us into lifelong clockwatchers.
As a writing teacher, Jensen guides his students out of the confines of traditional education to find their own voices, freedom, and creativity.

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Walking on water: reading, writing, and revolution

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Jensen (Culture of Make Believe; Strangely Like War) has written a meditation on education using his experiences teaching writing to college students and prisoners as a vehicle to illustrate the well ... Read full review

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I lost steam during this one. I really agree with his premise. That through education we often become more like bricks in the wall (pink floyd) than creative unique humans, but not enough umph for me ... Read full review


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Derrick Jensen is the prize-winning author of A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, Listening to the Land, Railroads and Clearcuts, and most recently, coauthor of Strangely Like War (Chelsea Green, 2003). He was one of two finalists for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which cited The Culture of Make Believe as "a passionate and provocative meditation on the nexus of racism, genocide, environmental destruction and corporate malfeasance, where civilization meets its discontents." He lives on the coast of northern California. Visit his web site at www.derrickjensen.org

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