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by Liam O. Purdon,Beef Torrey

  • ISBN: 160473826X
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Liam O. Purdon,Beef Torrey
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (December 6, 2010)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1509 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1912 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 494

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Conversations with Tom R. .has been added to your Cart. Liam O. Purdon, Crete, Nebraska, is professor of English at Doane College.

Conversations with Tom R. Series: Literary Conversations Series. Paperback: 230 pages. Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (December 21, 2010).

Conversations with Tom Robbins book. Since the publication of Another Roadside Attraction.

Conversations with Tom Robbins brings together more than twenty interviews with the acclaimed author, from the mid-1970s to the present

Conversations with Tom Robbins brings together more than twenty interviews with the acclaimed author, from the mid-1970s to the present. Throughout the volume, Robbins discusses his working methods, his fusion of Eastern and Western philosophical traditions, the need for wit and humor in serious fiction, and the ways living in the Pacific Northwest has fueled his work. see all 2 descriptions.

In October 2012, Robbins received the 2012 Literary Lifetime Achievement .

In October 2012, Robbins received the 2012 Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia. During his brief stint in New York in 1965 Robbins joined the New York Filmmakers' Cinematheque. Tom Robbins Papers, Collection Number M 90, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va. Further reading. ISBN 978-1-60473-826-1. Hoyser, Catherine (1997).

Liam O Purdon; Beef Torrey. Conversations with Tom Robbins brings together more than twenty interviews with the acclaimed author, from the mid-1970s to the present. Literary Conversations. Throughout the volume, Robbins discusses his working methods, his fusion of Eastern and Western philosophical traditions, the need for wit and humor in serious fiction, and the ways living in the Pacific Northwest have fueled his work. University Press of Mississippi.

Conversations with Tom Robbins. Tom Robbins, Liam O. Purdon, Beef Torrey. Since the publication of Another Roadside Attraction in 1971, Tom Robbins (b. 1932) has become known as the principal voice of American countercultural fiction. His cult celebrity was furthe. More). Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson. H. Stanley Thompson, Beef Torrey, Kevin Simonson. In 1971, the outlandish originator of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) commandeered the international literary limelight with his best-selling, comic masterpiece Fear and Loathing i.

Tom Robbins Papers, Collection Number M 90, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library .

Tom Robbins Papers, Collection Number M 90, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

A new weekly event called Literary Conversations.

Conversations with Thomas McGuane is the first volume of interviews that . In 1974, his third novel, Ninety-two in the Shade, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Beef Torrey is a psychologist associate at the Beatrice State Developmental Center, in Beatrice, Nebraska

Conversations with Thomas McGuane is the first volume of interviews that spans his writing life to date. These exchanges trace the evolution of a mature literary writer and the growth and transformation of a complex and creative mind. Beef Torrey is a psychologist associate at the Beatrice State Developmental Center, in Beatrice, Nebraska. His work has been published in Foreword, Blue Suede News, RayGun, and many other magazines and journals.

Since the publication of Another Roadside Attraction in 1971, Tom Robbins (b. 1932) has become known as the principal voice of American countercultural fiction. His cult celebrity was further solidified by the success of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976) and Still Life With Woodpecker (1980). Robbins's mix of vivid language, ribald humor, philosophical musings, controversial commentary on religion and sexuality, and concentration on female protagonists and feminine consciousness has marked almost all of his fiction, as well as his short writings.

Despite his undeserved reputation as 1960s hippie icon, all of Robbins's work remains popular and in print, and his later novels--including Jitterbug Perfume (1984), Skinny Legs and All (1990), Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas (1994), Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates(2000), Villa Incognito (2003), and B Is for Beer (2009)--engage thoroughly with current politics, mores, and trends.

Conversations with Tom Robbins brings together more than twenty interviews with the acclaimed author, from the mid-1970s to the present. Throughout the volume, Robbins discusses his working methods, his fusion of Eastern and Western philosophical traditions, the need for wit and humor in serious fiction, and the ways living in the Pacific Northwest has fueled his work.

Comments

Painshade Painshade
I really enjoyed this collection of interviews with Tom Robbins, which span his career as an author. For anyone who has read his novels or other writings, this serves as a doorway into his philosophy, writing method, character choices, thematic explorations, social commentary, and so-called 'crazy wisdom'. It was delightful to get a better sense of the man behind the pen, and I was not disappointed with his insightful wordplay which comes through in his verbal responses under intense interrogation by journalist types. Speaking of which, it was interesting to see some of the interviewers rise to their individual occasions to match his brand of observational wit and playfulness; which goes towards the notion that imitation is the sincerest form of flatulence. If I were to site one criticism, it would be that there is a fair amount of repetition with many of the same questions and answers being regurgitated over the various interview sessions, but the pearls of wisdom run through each encounter, and the funny is definitely baked all through this pie.
Sti Sti
I have read, love and admire every novel by Tom Robbins (many times over). This collection of intimate interviews from the 70s to 2009 gives one a before (for me anyway) unseen insight into who Tom Robbins really is and what makes him tick. His flexibility concerning life in general is nothing short of amazing. He is able to navigate with ease, between all boundaries of time, space, and societal dogmas and rigidness (political, religious, institutional guidelines etc.) with seemingly little or no wasted (negative) energy. He emphasizes HUMOR with intellect and spirituality (Zen,Taoism with Far Eastern "crazy wisdom") for his inner peace and extraordinary balance of mind, body and soul in this escalating insane world in which we are all participants...His wisdom comes from a simple path few dare to take, much less view or even consider (or for that matter,are even aware this option exists)...If we could all clear our minds and hearts of the fog that clouds our tainted judgement, as Robbins has obviously accomplished, we could live in a world of peace and understanding through conversation and dialogue, instead of our present approach of using intentional misunderstanding to justify a world full of WAR, violence and hatred!!!...

In this compilation he is often asked of his writing style and process. His response is, basically, that he despises orhtadoxy and his writing process is extremely unorthadox and doesn't really recommend it to aspiring young writers or anyone for that matter...He begins a novel with no outline, no rough draft and NO PLOT. He works on one sentence at a time, using pen and paper, and somtimes spending hours on a single sentence. He then edits the sentence and moves to the next one, never to rework it again. When a novel is complete (usually 4-5 years) he gives the handwritten manuscript to his editor and he's done. Tom Robbins has never read a one of his finished novels, which I find very cool!!!...Hey, what else can you expect? He is TOM ROBBINS!!!...A true American Hero and the greatest source of my own inspiration...VIVA TOM ROBBINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anazan Anazan
What the reviewers who preceded me fail to note is that most of the interviews in this book cover the same ground, re-telling the same story of Robbins' early years, with a few additional details, only some of which are time-dependent on the date the interview was conducted. A good editor would have found a way to condense this stuff.

Not that the stories aren't worth the price of the ticket. Robbins is, here, as witty and off-beat as usual, and there are a wealth of his ideas to enjoy, once you speed read through yet another examination of the events of his early years (like providing Colgate to Mao) and how he came to live in WA.

What does emerge from the interviews are direct versions of Robbin's wonderful socio-political observations and his laser-sharp cultural commentary on modern America. And those alone make the book worth reading.
Roram Roram
As a writer, I always want to hear about the success stories of others - how hard it was for them to get attention in the beginning, and what it took for them to keep going even when they got panned by the writing "establishment." Tom Robbins has always been my muse, my inspiration, my unwitting ally. CWTR gives the reader an in-depth, warm look at this fantastically quirky, amazing human being (my apologies to all those wives he divorced... if it gives you any solace, I believe he might be a 7 on the Enneagram and probably can't help himself). But I digress. If you are a true Tom Robbins fan as I am, you will be delightfully entertained with these chronologies, interviews, and stories.
Swift Summer Swift Summer
I thoroughly enjoyed the various interviews with Tom Robbins and to learn more about him, loved the book! A lot of things that I had never known about my favorite writer.
Folsa Folsa
What can I say about one of my favorite people currently on the planet earth. . .the BEST!!
Ustamya Ustamya
mugixux
In depth view of the life of this writer.