You Know…The Guy with the Really Smart Gorilla
Tomorrow, Thursday June 7, starting at 7pm on KMUD, as part of Women’s Radio Collectively, my partner, Amy Gustin, will present an interview with acclaimed author and social critic, Daniel Quinn.
Daniel Quinn’s most widely read book, Ishmael, about a particularly erudite gorilla of the same name, won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship in 1991, has been translated into more than 25 languages, and remains in print, now 20 years after its initial publication, but Ishmael is even better than that. If you haven’t read Ishmael, you owe it to yourself to do so, without delay.
Quinn, now in his 70s, made time to talk to Amy, by phone, from his home near Houston TX about the ideas he presents in his books: Ishmael, My Ishmael, The Story of B, and Beyond Civilization. Quinn offers a new view of history that traces the roots of civilization, the human population explosion, and the man-made environmental crisis, to the emergence of a peculiar form of agriculture that overturned the balance of nature some 10,000 years ago.
Quinn’s books will change the way you look at humanity and our culture, and might change the course of history, if we are lucky. I hope you will tune in. For more information about this radio show, as well as Amy’s other Quinn related radio shows, go to her blog: Living Earth Connection