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Wild Ducks Flying Backward

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ISBN-10: 0553383531

ISBN-13: 9780553383539

Edition: N/A

Authors: Tom Robbins

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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. …    
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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Tom Robbins is a writer, novelist, editor, and journalist. He was born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina on July 22, 1936. Robbins studied journalism at Washington and Lee for two years and later graduated from the Richmond Professional Institute in 1961. He attended the Graduate School of Far Eastern Studies at the University of Washington. From 1957 to 1960, Robbins served in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Korea as a meteorologist. During his years in the service he took courses in Japanese culture and aesthetics in Tokyo. After the military, Robbins took a job as a copy editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Robbins later worked as feature editor and art critic at the Seattle Times and…    

Introduction
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?