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Conversations with Tom Robbins (Literary Conversations Series) Paperback – December 21, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1604738278 ISBN-10: 1604738278

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Product Details

  • Series: Literary Conversations Series
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (December 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604738278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604738278
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #564,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More than twenty interviews with the acclaimed author of Another Roadside Attraction, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Still Life With Woodpecker, B Is for Beer, and many other novels

About the Author

Liam O. Purdon, Crete, Nebraska, is professor of English at Doane College. His work has been published in Studies in Philology, Philological Quarterly, Medievalia et Humanistica, Papers on Language and Literature, English Language Notes, and other periodicals.



Beef Torrey, Crete, Nebraska, has edited Conversations with Thomas McGuane, Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson, with Kevin Simonson, and Jim Harrison: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1964-2008, with Gregg Orr.


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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Eric Unger on September 30, 2011
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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.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jerry M. Hosmer on October 6, 2011
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I have read all of Robbins' books and hope for more to come. He opens my mind and brightens my day. I do not often re-read a book, but Tom Robbins is an exception. Each re-reading brings wonderful surprises.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dru on May 17, 2012
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have really been enjoying this book. I have read all of Robbin's works. Gives great perspective into his life and how it has shaped his literary career.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Smokin' Jones on July 9, 2014
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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.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. J. Zinkand on February 22, 2013
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Velvet on May 6, 2013
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lori Nyegaard on May 7, 2013
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If you like Tom Robbins novels, and you're hungry for anything you can find about the author, you'll love this book!
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