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

Author/Creator:
Robbins, Tom, 1932-
Publication:
New York : Bantam Books, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
255 p. ; 22 cm.
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Subjects:
Robbins, Tom -- Written works.
Robbins, Tom -- Interviews.
Popular culture -- Essays.
American poetry.
Short stories, American.
Summary:
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 Embedded in this primarily journalistic compilation are a couple of short stories, a sheaf of largely unpublished poems, and an off-beat assessment of our divided nation.
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?
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2005
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Robbins, Tom, 1936- Wild ducks flying backward.
Online version: Robbins, Tom, 1936- Wild ducks flying backward.
ISBN:
0553804510
9780553804515
OCLC:
59401698