Wild Ducks Flying Backward

Wild Ducks Flying Backward

Tom Robbins


recognized for his meaty seriocomic novels, Tom Robbins’s shorter paintings has seemed in guides 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 a unprecedented evaluation of the eclectic sensibility of an American original.

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 Embedded during this essentially journalistic compilation are brand-new brief tales, a sheaf of principally unpublished poems, and an offbeat evaluate of our divided country.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

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