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Wild ducks flying backward

the short writings

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An edition of Wild ducks flying backward (2005)

Wild ducks flying backward

the short writings

  • 3.50 ·
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Bantam Books
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Known for his meaty seriocomic novels--expansive works that are simultaneously lowbrow and highbrow--Tom Robbins has also published over the years a number of short pieces, predominantly nonfiction. His travel articles, essays, and tributes to actors, musicians, sex kittens, and thinkers have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper's, from Playboy to the New York Times, High Times, and Life. 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, Wild Ducks Flying Backward offers a rare sweeping overview of the eclectic sensibility of an American original.Whether he is rocking with the Doors, depoliticizing Picasso's Guernica, lamenting the angst-ridden state of contemporary literature, or drooling over tomato sandwiches and a species of womanhood he calls "the genius waitress," Robbins's briefer writings often exhibit the same five traits that perhaps best characterize his novels: an imaginative wit, a cheerfully brash disregard for convention, a sweetly nasty eroticism, a mystical but keenly observant eye, and an irrepressible love of language.Embedded in this primarily journalistic compilation are a couple of short stories, a sheaf of largely unpublished poems, and an off-beat assessment of our divided nation. And wherever we open Wild Ducks Flying Backward, we're apt to encounter examples of the intently serious playfulness that percolates from the mind of a self-described "romantic Zen hedonist" and "stray dog in the banquet halls of culture."From the Hardcover edition.

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Wild ducks flying backward: the short writings of Tom Robbins
2006, Bantam Books
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward
2006, Random House Publishing Group
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Wild ducks flying backward: the short writings of Tom Robbins.
2005, Bantam Books
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2005, Bantam Books
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PS8000

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xi, 255 p. ;
Number of pages
255

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OL22709900M
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