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Wild Ducks Flying Backward

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ISBN-10: 0553804510

ISBN-13: 9780553804515

Edition: 2005

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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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Tom Robbins is a Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in & around Seattle since 1962.

Introductionp. 1
Travel Articles
Canyon of the Vaginasp. 7
Two in the Bushp. 24
The Eight-Story Kissp. 30
The Cannibal King Wants His Din-Dinp. 33
The Day the Earth Spit Warthogsp. 37
The Doorsp. 55
Nurse Duffy of MTVp. 59
Joseph Campbellp. 61
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenbergp. 67
The Genius Waitressp. 68
Ray Krocp. 70
Jennifer Jason Leighp. 75
Leonard Cohenp. 77
Slipper Sippingp. 81
Redheadsp. 84
Alan Rudolphp. 86
Miniskirt Feminismp. 89
The Sixtiesp. 92
Diane Keatonp. 97
Kissingp. 99
Shree Bhagwan Rajneeshp. 103
Ruby Montanap. 108
Terence McKennap. 112
Thomas Pynchonp. 117
Debra Wingerp. 119
Stories, Poems, & Lyrics
Tripletsp. 125
Dream of the Language Wheelp. 127
Catch 28p. 129
Three Haikup. 130
Moonlight Whoopee Cushion Sonatap. 131
The Origin of Cigarsp. 138
Stick Indiansp. 139
Home Medicinep. 142
Clair de Lunep. 143
Aloha Nuip. 145
Are You Ready for the New Urban Fragrances?p. 146
Honky-Tonk Astronautp. 148
Creole Debutantep. 150
Master Bo Lingp. 151
R.S.V.P.p. 152
My Heart Is Not a Poodlep. 153
West to Satorip. 155
Wild Cardp. 156
Open Widep. 158
Two for My Young Sonp. 159
The Towers of St. Ignatzp. 160
Musings & Critiques
In Defiance of Gravityp. 175
Till Lunch Do Us Partp. 188
What Is Art and If We Know What Art Is, What Is Politics?p. 198
Morris Louis: Empty and Fullp. 204
Lost in Translationp. 209
Leo Kenney and the Geometry of Dreamingp. 212
The Desire of His Objectp. 220
Write About One of Your Favorite Thingsp. 225
How Do You Feel About America?p. 228
What Do You Think Writer's Block Is and Have You Ever Had It?p. 230
With What Fictional Character Do You Most Identify?p. 231
Is the Writer Obligated to Use His/Her Medium as an Instrument for Social Betterment?p. 233
Why Do You Live Where You Live?p. 234
What Was Your First Outdoor Adventure?p. 240
Do You Express Your Personal Political Opinions in Your Novels?p. 243
How Would You Evaluate John Steinbeck?p. 244
Tell Us About Your Favorite Carp. 245
What Is Your Favorite Place in Nature?p. 247
Send Us a Souvenir From the Roadp. 249
What Is the Function of Metaphor?p. 251
Are You a Realist?p. 253
What Is the Meaning of Life?p. 255
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