Daniel Quinn

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on Ishmael can help.


At the beginning of Ishmael, the narrator and Ishmael speak to one another with a glass window in between them. It’s only much later, when Ishmael sits on the same side of the glass… read analysis of Glass

Alcohol and Painkillers

At several points in Ishmael, Ishmael points out that Taker culture is self-contradictory and self-annihilating. One consequence of this is that Takers feel the need to forget about their contradictions. One strategy that Takers… read analysis of Alcohol and Painkillers