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Known for his meaty seriocomic novels, Tom Robbins s shorter work has appeared in publications ranging from "Esquire" to "Harper s," from "Playboy" to the "New York Times." Collected here for the first time in paperback, the essays, articles, observations and even some untypical country-music lyrics offer a rare overview of the eclectic sensibility of an American original. Whether 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, Tom Robbins s briefer writings exhibit the 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 Embedded in this primarily journalistic compilation are brand-new short stories, a sheaf of largely unpublished poems, and an offbeat assessment of our divided nation. Wherever you open Wild Ducks Flying Backward," " you ll encounter the serious playfulness that percolates from the mind of a self-described romantic Zen hedonist and stray dog in the banquet halls of culture. "
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Tom Robbins has been called "a vital natural resource" by The Oregonian, "one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world" by the Financial Times of London, and "the most dangerous writer in the world today" by Fernanda Pivano of Italy's Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962.

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"A single sentence from Robbins is worth the price of admission." -Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) "Hilarious."--New York Times Book Review "A treat. Robbins is fearless, original, mind-expanding and funny as hell."--San Diego Union-Tribune A single sentence from Robbins is worth the price of admission. "Columbus Dispatch "(Ohio) Hilarious. "New York Times Book Review " A treat. Robbins is fearless, original, mind-expanding and funny as hell. "San Diego Union-Tribune"" "A single sentence from Robbins is worth the price of admission." -"Columbus Dispatch "(Ohio) "Hilarious."-"New York Times Book Review ""A treat. Robbins is fearless, original, mind-expanding and funny as hell."-"San Diego Union-Tribune"

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