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Encyclopedia > Daniel Quinn
Daniel Quinn speaks during a 1998 talk, Food Production & Population Growth.

Daniel Quinn (born 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a U.S. writer. He is best known for his book Ishmael (1992), which won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award in 1991. Daniel Quinn may refer to: Daniel Quinn, a writer from the United States Daniel Quinn, a politician in Canada Daniel Quinn, a fictional writer in the novel City of Glass by Paul Auster Category: ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... “Omaha” redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Ishmael is a novel by Daniel Quinn. ... The Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award was created in 1989 by Ted Turner, to be awarded to a fiction work offering creative and positive solutions to global problems. ...

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Biography

Daniel Quinn received an education at three universities: Saint Louis University, University of Vienna, Austria, and Loyola University. Saint Louis University is a private, co-educational Catholic Jesuit university in the United States of America located in St. ... The University of Vienna (German: ) is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. ... A garden sign welcomes residents and visitors to Rogers Park as home of Loyola University Chicago. ...


In 1975, he abandoned his career as a publisher to become a freelance writer. Quinn is best known for his book Ishmael (1992), which won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award in 1991. This fellowship was established to encourage authors to seek "creative and positive solutions to global problems". Ishmael is the first of a trilogy including The Story of B, and My Ishmael. The 1999 film Instinct is roughly based on the story. Ishmael is a novel by Daniel Quinn. ... The Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award was created in 1989 by Ted Turner, to be awarded to a fiction work offering creative and positive solutions to global problems. ... The Story of B a 1996 novel written by Daniel Quinn and published by Bantam Publishing. ... My Ishmael is a sequel to the novel Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. ... This article is about the year. ... Instinct was a film produced in 1999 starring Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding, Jr. ...


Ishmael and its sequels brought ever-increasing fame to Quinn throughout the 1990s, and he became a very well-known author to certain segments of the environmental movement, the simplicity movement, the anarchist movement and Anarcho-primitivism movements. Quinn has traveled widely to lecture and discuss his books. As of 2006, he appears to be traveling less frequently, perhaps because of health issues. Ishmael is a novel by Daniel Quinn. ... Simple living (or voluntary simplicity) is a lifestyle individuals may pursue for a variety of motivations, such as spirituality, health, or ecology. ... Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ... Theory Issues Culture By region Lists Anarchism Portal Politics Portal ·        Anarcho-primitivism is an anarchist critique of the origins and progress of civilization. ...


While response to Ishmael was mostly very positive, Quinn inspired a great deal of controversy with his claim (most explicitly discussed in the appendix section of The Story of B) that since population growth is a function of food supply, food aid to impoverished nations merely puts off and dramatically worsens a massive population-environment crisis. Ishmael is a novel by Daniel Quinn. ... The Story of B a 1996 novel written by Daniel Quinn and published by Bantam Publishing. ... Theoretical Human population increase from 10,000 BC – 2000 AD. Population growth is the change in population over time, and can be quantified as the change in the number of individuals in a population per unit time. ...


Quinn has replied with a modified version of some of Thomas Malthus's arguments, suggesting that current population growth is unsustainable both for human beings and other species, and that apparently benevolent policies now will wreak havoc when considered from a longer-term view. As evidence of this, he points to the extinction of 200 species a day currently being caused by human beings. Quinn has also suggested that the low fertility rates of developed nations are irrelevant as counter-evidence to his thesis, because the growing food production of developed nations is what is driving population growth in the Third World. Thomas Robert Malthus, FRS (13th February, 1766 – 29th December, 1834), was an English demographer and political economist. ... For the Jamaican reggae band, see Third World (band). ...


Quinn repeatedly states in his books that he speaks to a population as a whole, and not some artificial subsection (say, Germany). His argument is simple: more food, more humans. Not necessarily more humans in Nebraska, for example, but wherever the extra food from Nebraska is going. His argument rests on the physical fact that more food eaten directly translates to more human mass. He specifically states that starvation in problem areas is not necessary provided the extra humans are moved to areas that can sustain them. He objects to food aid that simply keeps an already unsustainable population growing.


Quinn's book Tales of Adam was released in 2005 after a long bankruptcy scuffle with its initially scheduled publisher. It is designed to be a look through the animist's eyes in seven short tales. Story written by Daniel Quinn and illustrated by Michael McCurdy Summary Adam, a hunter-gatherer passes the gift of wisdom to his son Abel. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is in need of attention. ...


Across the United States and the world, dozens or even hundreds of local groups have formed to discuss Quinn's ideas. It is unclear how many of these groups are currently in active existence. A guide to these groups can be found on Quinn's website.


Related authors include Derrick Jensen, Jared Diamond, Jack Forbes, Edward Goldsmith, Morris Berman, and Fredy Perlman. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Jared Mason Diamond (b. ... Edward (Teddy) Goldsmith (b. ... Morris Berman (born 1944) is an academic and a humanist cultural critic who specializes in Western cultural and intellectual history. ... Fredy Perlman (August 20, 1934 -- July 26, 1985) was an author, publisher and activist. ...


Quinn currently lives in Houston, Texas with his wife Rennie.


Bibliography

  • (1988) Dreamer
  • (1992) Ishmael
  • (1996) The Story of B
  • (1997) My Ishmael
  • (1997) A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife (with Tom Whalen)
  • (1996) Providence: The Story of a 50 Year Vision Quest (autobiography)
  • (1999) An Anamist Testament (audio cassette of Quinn reading The Tales of Adam and The Book of the Damned)
  • (2000) Beyond Civilization
  • (2001) The Man Who Grew Young (graphic novel)
  • (2001) After Dachau
  • (2002) The Holy
  • (2005) Tales of Adam
  • (2006) Work, Work, Work
  • (2007) If They Give You Lined Paper, Write Sideways

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Key concepts

Eco-village network of the Americas The Ishmael Community The Tribal Revival Categories: | | ... The Food Race refers to the relationship between food supply and human population postulated by Daniel Quinn. ... Map of countries by population density (See List of countries by population density. ... A subset of the Law of Life, the Law of Limited Competition was coined by author Daniel Quinn to denote a set of strategies that appear to be evolutionarily stable for all species. ...

External links

  • Beyond Ishmael - Forum to discuss Ishmael/Quinn related ideas and books.
  • Ishmael.org - The Ishmael community, Daniel Quinn's official website
  • The Friends of Ishmael Society
  • Read Ishmael - a website devoted to encouraging people to read Ishmael
  • IshThink.org - online community inspired by Ishmael
  • Ishmael and B Community
  • Quinn Forums - a forum to discuss Daniel Quinn's novels and ideas

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ishmael (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2215 words)
Daniel Quinn dubs this harmful form of agriculture, which is unique to the Takers, "Totalitarian Agriculture".
Quinn's assertion that human population expands in proportion to food supply regardless of cultural or technological checks is common to some environmental claims, but it remains contentious.
Quinn asserts that overall population continues to rise in proportion to the food supply even if fertility rates fall locally, but he does not suggest a mechanism that would override those local trends.
Daniel Quinn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (159 words)
Daniel Quinn (born 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a United States writer.
Quinn received an extensive education at three different universities: Saint Louis University, University of Vienna, Austria, and Loyola University.
Quinn is best known for his book Ishmael, which won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award in 1991.
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