Wild Ducks Flying Backward

Tom Robbins

identified for his meaty seriocomic novels, Tom Robbins’s shorter paintings has seemed in courses starting from Esquire to Harper’s, from Playboy to the New York Times. gathered the following for the 1st time in paperback, the essays, articles, observations—and even a few untypical country-music lyrics—offer an extraordinary evaluation of the eclectic sensibility of an American original.

Whether rocking with the doorways, depoliticizing Picasso’s Guernica, lamenting the angst-ridden country of up to date literature, or drooling over tomato sandwiches and a species of womanhood he calls “the genius waitress,” Tom Robbins’s briefer writings show the 5 qualities that maybe most sensible represent his novels: an creative wit, a cheerfully brash omit for conference, a sweetly nasty eroticism, a magical yet keenly observant eye, and an irrepressible love of language. Embedded during this essentially journalistic compilation are brand-new brief tales, a sheaf of mostly unpublished poems, and an offbeat review of our divided kingdom. anywhere you open Wild geese Flying Backward, you’ll come across the intense playfulness that percolates from the brain of a self-described “romantic Zen hedonist” and “stray puppy within the dinner party halls of culture.”

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