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The Soul of the Marionette : A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom - John Gray

The Soul of the Marionette

A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom

By: John Gray

Paperback Published: 13th June 2016
ISBN: 9780241953907
Number Of Pages: 192

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Everyone thinks they want to be free - or do they? John Gray's thought-stirring new book on freedom draws together insights from Gnosticism, science fiction, ancient sacrifice and the occult to show that freedom is an illusion and that, like fairground puppets, humans dream of escaping the burden of choice altogether.

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A generous and energising tumble of ideas...he is inventive and penetrating -- Galen Strawson * Financial Times *
Like Isaiah Berlin with a thing for sci-fi -- Tibor Fischer * The Spectator *
We might believe that we are on a voyage towards a future of perfect freedom, but Gray is here to tell us that we are really only going round in circles, repeating ancient heresies, and retelling old myths in modern cant -- Stephen Cave * Literary Review *
Gray must be one of the best read of contemporary philosophers, trawling insouciantly through high-, middle- and low-brow literature with the sharp-eyed eclecticism of a magpie of genius -- John Banville * The Guardian *
A brain-twisting meditation on freedom...a brief, elliptical inquiry designed to raise more questions than anyone could answer * Kirkus Reviews *

ISBN: 9780241953907
ISBN-10: 0241953901
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 13th June 2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1

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John Gray

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John Gray (born December 28, 1951) is an American relationship counsellor, lecturer and author. In 1969, he began a nine-year association with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi before beginning his career as an author and personal relationship counsellor. In 1992 he published the book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, which became a long term best seller and formed the central theme of all his subsequent books and career activities. His books have been bought by millions of people around the world while drawing criticism from academics for trivialising the dynamics of relationship psychology.

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