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Walking On Water

(2003)
Reading, Writing, and Revolution
A non fiction book by

 
 
Remember the days of longing for the hands on the classroom clock to move faster? Most of us would say we love to learn, but we hated school. Why is that? What happens to creativity and individuality as we pass through the educational system?Walking on Water is 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 classroom--whether college or maximum security prison--where 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 clock-watchers. As a writing teacher Jensen guides his students out of the confines of traditional education to find their own voices, freedom, and creativity.Jensen's great gift as a teacher and writer is to bring us fully alive at the same moment he is making us confront our losses and count our defeats. It is at the center of Walking on Water, a book that is not only a hard-hitting and sometimes scathing critique of our current educational system and not only a hands-on method for learning how to write, but, like Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, a lesson on how to connect to the core of our creative selves, to the miracle of waking up and arriving breathless (but with dry feet) on the far shore.



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Hardback Editions

February 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Walking on Water: Reading, Writing and Revolution
Author(s): Derrick Jensen
ISBN: 1-931498-48-2 / 978-1-931498-48-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
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Paperback Editions

April 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Walking on Water: Reading, Writing and Revolution
Author(s): Derrick Jensen
ISBN: 1-931498-78-4 / 978-1-931498-78-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
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August 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Walking on Water: On Reading, Writing, and Revolution
Author(s): Derrick Jensen
ISBN: 1-893956-37-7 / 978-1-893956-37-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Context
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Walking On Water: Reading, Writing And Revolution: Reading, Writing, and Revolution
Author(s): Derrick Jensen
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
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