Derrick Jensen Writing Styles in A Language Older Than Words

Derrick Jensen
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Point of View

The novel is written from the point of view of Derrick Jensen. From the information included in the book it can be inferred that Jensen is a young to middle-aged man. Although he has dated, he has not married and lives alone. Jensen has attended college and has worked with bees but avoids entering the labor force.

Jensen writes his book, which details the damage that the "dominant" society, i.e. white males, has done to the world, including plants, animals, and indigenous peoples in the name of progress and profit against the background of his own abuse as a child. Jensen uses his own experience with abuse and the process through which he goes to heal from his own abuse to detail what has been done to the world. He uses his story to try to explain what must be done order to help heal...

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