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Robbins, Tom 1932-

Overview
Works: 65 works in 551 publications in 16 languages and 24,605 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Drama  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery films  Domestic fiction  Biography  Film adaptations  Satire  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PS3568.O233, 813.54
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Skinny legs and all by Tom Robbins( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations. It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which spins this gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine, while the illusions that obscure humanity's view of the true universe fall away, one by one, like Salome's veils. Skinny Legs and All deals with today's most sensitive issues: race, politics, marriage, art, religion, money, and lust. It weaves lyrically through what some call the "end days" of our planet. Refusing to avert its gaze from the horrors of the apocalypse, it also refuses to let the alleged end of the world spoil its mood. And its mood is defiantly upbeat. In the gloriously inventive Tom Robbins style, here are characters, phrases, stories, and ideas that dance together on the page, wild and sexy, like Salome herself. Or was it Jezebel?
Jitterbug perfume by Tom Robbins( Book )

92 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This philosophical epic, with a large cast of characters, addresses the fervent desire of the human race to overcome the tyranny of aging and physical death
Even cowgirls get the blues by Tom Robbins( Book )

119 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outrageous bestseller that stars Sissy Hankshaw--flawlessly beautiful, almost. A small-town girl with big-time dreams and a quirk to match--hitchhiking her way into your heart, your hopes, and your sleeping bag. ... Follow Sissy's amazing odyssey from Virginia to Manhattan to the Dakota Badlands, where FBI agents, cowgirls and ecstatic whooping cranes explode in a deliciously drawn-out climax
Fierce invalids home from hot climates by Tom Robbins( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 2,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Switters is a contradiction for all seasons: an anarchist who works for the government, a pacifist who carries a gun, a vegetarian who sops up ham gravy, a cyberwhiz who hates computers, a robust bon vivant who can be as squeamish as any fop, a man who, though obsessed with the preservation of innocence, is aching to deflower his high-school-age stepsister (only to become equally enamored of a nun ten years his senior)." "Yet there is nothing remotely wishy-washy about Switters. He doesn't merely pack a pistol. He is a pistol." "And as we dog Switters's strangely elevated heels across four continents, in and out of love and danger, Robbins explores, challenges, mocks, and celebrates virtually every major aspect of our mercurial era."--Jacket
Half asleep in frog pajamas by Tom Robbins( Book )

47 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Seattle, Gwen Mati, a half-Irish, half-Filipina stockbroker, has the weekend in which to raise enough money to avert financial ruin and perhaps jail. The market took a nose dive on Friday and will likely crash on Monday. The story of a greedy woman by the author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Still life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sort of love story revealing the purpose of the moon, the difference between criminals and outlaws, and the problem with redheads. Also paints a humorous portrait of contemporary society
Villa incognito by Tom Robbins( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American MIAs choose to remain missing after the end of the Vietnam War, while four generations of women share a unique link to a mysterious figure from Japanese folklore
Wild ducks flying backward : the short writings of Tom Robbins by Tom Robbins( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A generous sampling, collected here for the first time and including works as diverse as scholarly art criticism and some decidedly untypical country-music lyrics. Embedded in this primarily journalistic compilation are a couple of short stories, a sheaf of largely unpublished poems, and an off-beat assessment of our divided nation
Another roadside attraction by Tom Robbins( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clairvoyant girl enthralled by the mysterious beauty of butterflies marries the son of Congo missionaries, and the newlyweds set up a roadside zoo
B is for beer by Tom Robbins( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story for both children and adults, kindergartner Gracie decides to find out just what beer is and why her father likes it so much. Along the way she discovers more than she probably expected
Villa incognito by Tom Robbins( Recording )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American MIAs choose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Four generations of strong, alluring women share a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore
Even cowgirls get the blues by Tom Robbins( Recording )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sissy, a small-town girl with big dreams, is journeying from Virginia to Manhattan to the Dakota Badlands
Wild ducks flying backward : the short writings of Tom Robbins by Tom Robbins( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embedded in this primarily journalistic compilation are a couple of short stories, a sheaf of largely unpublished poems, and an off-beat assessment of our divided nation. And wherever we open Wild Ducks Flying Backward, we're apt to encounter examples of the intently serious playfulness that percolates from the mind of a self-described "romantic Zen hedonist" and "stray dog in the banquet halls of culture."
The best American short stories, 1977 : and the yearbook of the American short story( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of the outstanding short fiction--Cheever, Oates, Robbins, Saroyan
B is for beer by Tom Robbins( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story for both children and adults, kindergartner Gracie decides to find out just what beer is and why her father likes it so much. Along the way she discovers more than she probably expected
Fierce invalids home from hot climates by Tom Robbins( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Switters is a contradiction: an anarchist who works for the government, a pacifist who carries a gun, a cyberwhiz who hates computers; a hilarious misfit at odds with the world
Half asleep in frog pajamas by Tom Robbins( Recording )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young ambitious stockbroker faces a market crash on the Thursday before Easter with only a weekend to scheme and scramble. That weekend is filled with wild adventures, including African rituals, legendary amphibians, sexuality and outer space
Even cowgirls get the blues by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cowgirls on the Rubber Rose Ranch stage a rebellion. Delores Del Ruby leads the uprising, but Sissy Hankshaw provides the spiritual leadership for the rag-tag bunch of female bandits
Mystic River by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston childhood friends Jimmy, Sean and Dave are reunited after a brutal murder. Reformed confict Jimmy and his devoted wife Annabeth find out that their teenage daughter Katie has been beaten and killed. Jimmy's old friend Sean is the homicide detective assigned to the case. Jimmy gets his relatives, the Savage brothers to conduct their own investigation. Jimmy and Sean soon suspect their old pal Dave, who now lives a quite life, but harbors some disturbing secrets of his own
Tibetan peach pie : a true account of an imaginative life by Tom Robbins( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures -- told in his unique voice that combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio dj, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters. Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the Sixties psychedelic revolution, international roving before homeland security monitored our travels, and New York publishing when it still relied on trees. Written with the big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which he is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend."--Résumé de l'éditeur
 
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Skinny legs and all
Alternative Names
Robbins, Thomas E.

Robbins, Thomas E. 1932-

Robbins, Thomas E. (Thomas Eugene), 1932-

Robbins, Thomas Eugene 1932-

Robbins, Tom

Robbins, Tom 1936-

Роббинс, Том 1932-

ראבינס, טום

רובינס, טום

רובינס, טום 1932-

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Jitterbug perfumeEven cowgirls get the bluesFierce invalids home from hot climatesHalf asleep in frog pajamasStill life with WoodpeckerVilla incognitoWild ducks flying backward : the short writings of Tom RobbinsAnother roadside attraction