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It’s all cosmic theater: Tom Robbins in WNC

Story original published at mountainx.com

According to author Tom Robbins, he didn’t hit his stride as a novelist until Jitterbug Perfume. It was his fourth novel, published in 1984; Robbins was 52. 535 more words


A Hastily-Researched History of St. Valentine's Day

“The only bubble in the flat champagne of February is Valentine’s Day. It was no accident that our ancestors pinned Valentine’s Day on February’s shirt: he or she lucky enough to have a lover in frigid, antsy February has cause for celebration, indeed.” 569 more words


Ten Books That Changed My Life

The Facebook meme du jour is all about listing the ten books that changed your life. The fad has inevitably produced a backlash from people convinced that their dull and illiterate ‘friends’ couldn’t possibly have read half the weighty, intellectual tomes they’d claimed. 1,930 more words

Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

This is the only Tom Robbins novel I have ever read, and I am struck by the idea that if he can write in any other style at all, that will salvage my opinion of him as an author. 436 more words


Tom Robbins

“Who knows how to make love stay?

1. Tell love you are going to Junior’s Deli on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn to pick up a cheesecake, and if loves stays, it can have half. 124 more words