- Taschenbuch: 128 Seiten
- Verlag: Avon Books, N. Y.; Auflage: Reissue (Mai 2004)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 817223578X
- ISBN-13: 978-0380012862
- ASIN: 0380012863
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17,4 x 10,6 x 0,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 111 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 607.514 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Jonathan Livingston Seagull. (Englisch) Taschenbuch – Mai 2004
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"Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight--how to get from shore to food and back again," writes author Richard Bach in this allegory about a unique bird named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. "For most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight." Flight is indeed the metaphor that makes the story soar. Ultimately this is a fable about the importance of seeking a higher purpose in life, even if your flock, tribe, or neighborhood finds your ambition threatening. (At one point our beloved gull is even banished from his flock.) By not compromising his higher vision, Jonathan gets the ultimate payoff: transcendence. Ultimately, he learns the meaning of love and kindness. The dreamy seagull photographs by Russell Munson provide just the right illustrations--although the overall packaging does seem a bit dated (keep in mind that it was first published in 1970). Nonetheless, this is a spirituality classic, and an especially engaging parable for adolescents. --Gail Hudson
'Richard Bach with this book does two things. He gives me Flight. He makes me Young. For both I am deeply grateful.' RAY BRADBURY -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Gebundene Ausgabe.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Presented in the form of a charming parable about a seagull's education in flight, Jonathan Livingston Seagull is about far more than the life of one seagull. It is about each and every one of us, struggling to find the answers, to reach something higher that we are not even yet aware of. We are all a little bit like Jonathan, and when we read Bach's story, we realize that we all have the same power inside. That we can do anything, be anything that we want, if only we can believe in ourselves. Bach's message is a powerful and timeless one that stretches across all barriers to reveal the simple truth that we all, at one time or another in our lives, knew: the most powerful force that exists is that of belief, especially in ourselves.
I can't tell you exactly why you need to read this book. It's not about something as simple as plot or writing style. There is a rare magic in the words that cannot be conveyed by any other means than the experience of reading the book. All I can say is that once you read this book, you will understand.
After reading this, however, I was truly amazed with the story. I knew I knew it. I mean, the story was entirely familar. Like most people growing up in a Christian household they are likely to hear the story of Jesus. Either from their parents, church or wherever. This book surprised me with the parallel to Jesus' own life. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, who knew he something better to do than just eat. So he flew higher and higher and came down faster and faster. He was learning. He was experiencing.
Soon, after being kicked out of his own lang and meeting some very wise Gulls. They taught him perfect speed. It was some time before I understood what this meant. But I found out one day at an Ani DiFranco concert (learning is everywhere around you). Someone said that she was the fastest female metal guitarist, or something or other. It dawned on me then what perfect speed was. Its not the speed, its not the height, but the quality. In a word: now.
At any rate, this book was one of the books that really inspired me, for many things outside of it just being a Jesus parallel. It inspired me to know that we all have more to do with our time than to work to make money to eat (ad infinitum). One of the great books of its day. Highly reccomended for those who love good stories. (Oh, by the way - if you loved this story and thought you might want to see the movie. Dont! You will be utterly bored, especially by Neil Diamonds droning terrible songs in which a short book is made into a 2 hour live rendition. A complete let down, not to mention a waste of a film).
We admire Jonathan's quest for excellence, his willingness to sacrifice everything in his noble pursuit of raising seagfull consciousness. To FLY for the sheer joy of it, to grow in wisdom, to chafe at any limitation of the spirit, to experience the ultimate in seagullness--to meet and perhaps briefly be one with the Great Gull.
Beneath the surface of this seemingly simple tale of a gull, who literally rises above his own kind, lie themes clearly reflecting the 60's: civil disobedience for a worthy cause, social ostracism, the personal dignity of the sentient individual, refusal to accept the standard restrictions of life as imposed by Society. Bach presents philosophical gymnastics worthy of a seagull's Shangri-La; he includes Christian overtones and ideas of global spirituality as well.
JLS proves a teacher of teachers both in Flight and Compasion, but could he really be the only son of the Great Gull? (The movie with Neil Diamond's moving score is a multi-dimensional treat, but read the book first.) Timeless enchantment!
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I read this book on recommendation by a Catholic priest. I am not quite that religious myself, but the guy had a good reputation in our community, so I esteemed him and thought him... Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 11 Monaten von Skywalker veröffentlicht
Hat gut geklappt, ging schnell und hat auch meinen Erwartungen entsprochen.
Hat gut geklappt, ging schnell und hat auch meinen Erwartungen entsprochen.
Interesting but a very thin book that teaches us to believe in someone. We shouldn't have doubts and should constantly keep moving forward.Veröffentlicht am 1. April 2015 von all-end-up
Schwieriger zu beschreiben als es zu lesen und genießen. Bringt auch Menschen mit Höhenangst das "Fliegen" deutlich näher. Sehr zu empfehlen.Veröffentlicht am 25. Dezember 2013 von Klaus Schneemann
Einfach zu lesen ein Buch für Erwachsene wie für Kinder - gut für Sprachuntericht oder einfach zum Vergnügen. Schön SchönVeröffentlicht am 21. Mai 2013 von fred
Der Autor erzaehlt auf wunderbare Weise von der Freiheit im Leben und wie man sie erlangt. Ein tolles Buch. Empfehlenswert.Veröffentlicht am 19. Februar 2013 von Waescheklammer
A classic book which is great and fun to read. It also gives you loads of input to change your way of thinking.
I really enjoy it!!!!!!!!!!!!
wer dieses buch nie gelesen hat, verpasst was.
ist vielleicht das 4e oder 5e mal das ich es kaufe...und immer wieder verschenke.
I`ve read it many times over the years, and I love to give it to people I love. It is a book that gives you wings, and a feeling you can accomplish anything you want, if you work... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 10. Dezember 2003 veröffentlicht