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Wild ducks flying backward : the short writings of Tom Robbins.

Author: Tom Robbins
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A generous sampling, collected here for the first time and including works as diverse as scholarly art criticism and some decidedly untypical country-music lyrics. Embedded in this primarily journalistic compilation are a couple of short stories, a sheaf of largely unpublished poems, and an off-beat assessment of our divided nation.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robbins, Tom, 1936-
Wild ducks flying backward.
New York : Bantam Books, 2005
(OCoLC)607578689
Online version:
Robbins, Tom, 1936-
Wild ducks flying backward.
New York : Bantam Books, 2005
(OCoLC)607726595
Named Person: Tom Robbins; Tom Robbins
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Robbins
ISBN: 0553804510 9780553804515
OCLC Number: 59401698
Description: 255 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Travel articles. Canyon of the vaginas --
Two in the bush --
The eight-story kiss --
The cannibal king wants his din-din --
The day the earth spit warthogs. Tributes. The Doors --
Nurse Duffy of MTV --
Joseph Campbell --
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg --
The genius waitress --
Ray Kroc --
Jennifer Jason Leigh --
Leonard Cohen --
Slipper sipping --
Redheads --
Alan Rudolph --
Miniskirt feminism --
The sixties --
Diane Keaton --
Kissing --
Shree Bhagwan Rajneesh --
Ruby Montana --
Terence McKenna --
Thomas Pynchon --
Debra Winger. Stories, poems, & lyrics. Triplets --
Dream of the language wheel --
Catch 28 --
Three haiku --
Moonlight whoopee cushion sonata --
The origin of cigars --
Stick Indians --
Home medicine --
Clair de Lune --
Aloha nui --
Are you ready for the new urban fragrances? --
Honky-tonk astronaut --
Creole debutante --
Master Bo Ling --
R.S.V.P. --
My heart is not a poodle --
West to Satori --
Wild card --
Open wide --
Two for my young son --
The towers of St. Ignatz. Musings & critiques. In defiance of gravity --
Till lunch do us part --
What is art and if we know what art is, what is politics? --
Morris Louis : empty and full --
Lost in translation --
Leo Kenney and the geometry of dreaming --
The desire of his object. Responses. Write about one of your favorite things --
How do you feel about America? --
What do you think writer's block is and have you ever had it? --
With what fictional character do you most identify? --
Is the writer obligated to use his/her medium as an instrument for social betterment? --
Why do you live where you live? --
What was your first outdoor adventure? --
Do you express your personal political opinions in your novels? --
How would you evaluate John Steinbeck? --
Tell us about your favorite car --
What is your favorite place in nature? --
Send us a souvenir from the road --
What is the function of metaphor? --
Are you a realist? --
What is the meaning of life?
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A generous sampling, collected here for the first time and including works as diverse as scholarly art criticism and some decidedly untypical country-music lyrics. Embedded in this primarily journalistic compilation are a couple of short stories, a sheaf of largely unpublished poems, and an off-beat assessment of our divided nation.

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