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Description - Providence: a 50 Year Vision Quest by Daniel Quinn

PROVIDENCE" is Quinn's fascinating memoir of hislife-long spiritual voyage. His journey takes him from a childhood dream inOmaha setting him on a search for fulfillment, to his time as a postulant inthe Trappist order under the guidance of eminent theologian Thomas Merton.Later, his quest took him through the deep self-discovery of psychoanalysis, through a failed marriage during the turbulent and exciting 60s, to findingfulfillment with his wife Rennie and a career as a writer. In PROVIDENCEQuinn also details his rejection of organized religion and his personalrediscovery of what he says is humankind's first and only universalreligion, the theology that forms the basis for "Ishmael."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553375497
ISBN-10: 0553375490
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 133mm x mm)
Imprint: Bantam USA
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Daniel Quinn

Daniel Quinn grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and studied at St. Louis University, the University of Vienna, and Loyola University of Chicago. He worked in Chicago-area publishing for twenty years before beginning work on the book for which he is best known, Ishmael. In 1991, this book was chosen from among some 2,500 international entrants in the Turner Tomorrow competition to win the half-million dollar prize for a novel offering "creative and positive solutions to global problems." It has subsequently sold more than a million copies in English, is available in some thirty languages, and has been used in high schools and colleges worldwide in courses as varied as philosophy, geography, ecology, archaeology, history, biology, zoology, anthropology, political science, economics, and sociology. Subsequent works include Providence, The Story of B, My Ishmael: A Sequel, Beyond Civilization, After Dachau, The Holy, and most recently At Woomeroo, a collection of short stories. He currently lives with his wife in Houston.

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