Jitterbug Perfume

Jitterbug Perfume is an epic.

Author: Tom Robbins

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553897926

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Jitterbug Perfume is an epic. Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn’t conclude until nine o’clock tonight (Paris time). It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left.

Jitterbug Perfume

If the liquid in the bottle is actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon becaused it is leaking and there is only a drop of two left. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author: Tom Robbins

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 9780553251487

Category: Pilgrims and pilgrimages

Page: 388

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Jitterbug Perfume is an epic. which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn't conclude until nine o'clock tonight [Paris time]. It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle is actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon becaused it is leaking and there is only a drop of two left. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Some Organic Readings in Narrative Ancient and Modern Gathered and originally presented as a book for John

In Jitterbug Perfume, Pan's piping produces dramatically transformative effects. Kudra refers obliquely to Ovid's comic tale76 where Pan is judged the ...

Author: Ian Repath

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9492444941

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 411

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This volume in honour of John Morgan contains seventeen essays by colleagues, research students, and post-doctoral researchers who have worked with and been influenced by him during his 40 years in Swansea, up to and beyond his retirement in 2015. It is designed to reflect the esteem and affection in which the honorand is held, as teacher, supervisor, colleague, and friend. All the contributions reflect John Morgan's interests, with a particular focus on narrative, which has always been at the forefront of his teaching and research: he has elucidated the forms, structures, strategies, and functions of numerous ancient narratives, especially fictional, in a voluminous body of scholarship. The contributors consider a wide range of narratives, extending from those which show the influence of older stories on the beginnings of ancient Greek civilisation, through various narrative genres in different periods of antiquity, and up to later eras when the impact of Greek and Roman learning, stories, and ideas has been felt. The core of this volume contains discussions of narratives from the Roman imperial period, since this is the area to which the majority of John Morgan's work has been devoted and where his research has seen him become a world-leader in the study of the ancient Greek novel. Several of the contributions, at various stages of development, were delivered and discussed at gatherings organised under the aegis of KYKNOS, the Centre for Research on the Narrative Literatures of the Ancient World, which was established at Swansea in 2004 at John Morgan's initiative.

Study Guide

This 45-page guide for "Jitterbug Perfume" by Tom Robbins includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 4 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

Author: Supersummary


ISBN: 9781703773491


Page: 46

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 45-page guide for "Jitterbug Perfume" by Tom Robbins includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 4 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Effect of Magical Realism on Everyday Life and Individualism and Self-Reliance.

The Novel Cure

Jitterbug Perfume TOM ROBBINS In an age where almost every person in the public eye has ironed away their wrinkles, botoxed their frowns and banished grey ...

Author: Ella Berthoud

Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited

ISBN: 9351940179

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 488

View: 599

Whether you have a stubbed toe or a stubborn case of the blues, within these pages you’ll find a cure in the form of a novel – or a combination of novels – to help ease your pain. You’ll also find advice on how to tackle common reading ailments – such as what to do when you feel overwhelmed by the number of books in the world, or if you have a tendency to give up halfway through. When read at the right moment in your life, a novel can – quite literally – change it, and The Novel Cure is a reminder of that power. Written with authority, passion and wit, here is a fresh approach to finding new books to read, and an enchanting way to revisit the books on your shelves.

Art Scents

See foods and food scents; odors Scents of the Soul (play), 1 scent tracks. ... Tom: Jitterbug Perfume, 124–25 Robertson, David, 91n25,91n27 Robinson, ...

Author: Larry Shiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190089822

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Although the arts of incense and perfume making are among the oldest of human cultural practices, it is only in the last two decades that the use of odors in the creation of art has begun to attract attention under the rubrics of 'olfactory art' or 'scent art.' Contemporary olfactory art ranges from gallery and museum installations and the use of scents in music, film, and drama, to the ambient scenting of stores and the use of scents in cuisine. All these practices raise aesthetic and ethical issues, but there is a long-standing philosophical tradition, most notably articulated in the work of Kant and Hegel, which argues that the sense of smell lacks the cognitive capacity to be a vehicle for either serious art or reflective aesthetic experience. This neglect and denigration of the aesthetic potential of smell was further reinforced by Darwin's and Freud's views of the human sense of smell as a near useless evolutionary vestige. Smell has thus been widely neglected within the philosophy of art. Larry Shiner's wide-ranging book counters this tendency, aiming to reinvigorate an interest in smell as an aesthetic experience. He begins by countering the classic arguments against the aesthetic potential of smell with both philosophical arguments and evidence from neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, history, linguistics, and literature. He then draws on this empirical evidence to explore the range of aesthetic issues that arise in each of the major areas of the olfactory arts, whether those issues arise from the use of scents with theater and music, sculpture and installation, architecture and urban design, or avant-garde cuisine. Shiner gives special attention to the art status of perfumes and to the ethical issues that arise from scenting the body, the ambient scenting of buildings, and the use of scents in fast food. Shiner's book provides both philosophers and other academic readers with not only a comprehensive overview of the aesthetic issues raised by the emergence of the olfactory arts, but also shows the way forward for further studies of the aesthetics of smell.

World of Aromatherapy

Jitterbug Perfume Spritzer ( Variation on a theme ) 1/2 cup Strawberries 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon Beet juice 1 teaspoon bee pollen 4 fresh Melissa ...

Author: Jeanne Rose

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781883319496

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 350

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The voices in this collection are those of leading British and American women active in aromatherapy today. They write with verve about the growth of the distillery process and the essential oil industry, discuss such technical issues as whether synthetic or natural products are best, and describe how they use oils and blends in healing, skin care, and stress reduction.

Romantic Presences in the Twentieth Century

In Jitterbug Perfume (1984), for instance, Tom Robbins imagines Pan visiting Descartes's funeral and puts physicality back into philosophy by re-rendering ...

Author: Mark Sandy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317061489

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Concerned with the intermingled thematic and formal preoccupations of Romantic thought and literary practice in works by twentieth-century British, Irish, and American artists, this collection examines the complicated legacy of Romanticism in twentieth-century novels, poetry, and film. Even as key twentieth-century cultural movements have tried to subvert or debunk Romantic narratives of redemptive nature, individualism, perfectibility, and the transcendence of art, the forms and modes of feeling associated with the Romantic period continue to exert a signal influence on the modern moment - both as a source of tension and as creative stimulus. As the essays here show, the exact meaning of the Romantic bequest may be bitterly contested, but it has been difficult to leave behind. The contributors take up a wide range of authors, including Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, W. H. Auden, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, Hart Crane, William Faulkner, Don DeLillo, and Jonathan Franzen. What emerges from this lively volume is a fuller picture of the persistence and variety of the Romantic period's influence on the twentieth-century.

Gospel of the Open Road

That is the theme of Jitterbug Perfume, as it is the wisdom of Tantra, of New World Metaphysics, and all of Integral Culture.

Author: Robert C. Gordon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595158005

Category: Religion

Page: 492

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Gospel of the Open Road reclaims Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, and Henry David Thoreau as America’s spiritual birthright. It rescues them from literary history, and reveals them in their true light: as democracy’s prophets of the soul. Emerson, Whitman, and Thoreau were religious seers who developed a new form of spirituality, and Gospel of the Open Road explains, in scholarly yet passionate fashion, the deep wisdom that is their enduring legacy. It presents them as a viable spiritual path for those who do not belong, and do not want to belong, to any organized religion.But this book does more. It draws fascinating parallels between the new spirituality taught by Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau and ancient spiritual wisdom as found in shamanism, Goddess worship, Tantra, Taoism, Confucianism, Vajrayana and Zen Buddhism, and Hinduism. This book is an evocative synthesis of humanity’s most venerable spiritual wisdom and the most modern of philosophical, social, psychological, political, scientific, and Humanistic concepts. It traces the New Age spiritual revolution to its source in Emerson, Whitman, and Thoreau, and explains how to apply their spiritual teachings to our everyday life here on Earth.

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Category: American literature


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Awaken to Healing Fragrance

Jitterbug Perfume. New York: Bantam, 1984. Roeder, Ralph. Catherine de' Medici and the Lost Revolution. New York: Garden City, 1939.

Author: Elizabeth Anne Jones

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944095

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 360

View: 559

Written for both lay readers and practitioners, Awaken to Healing Fragrance is divided into three parts structured around the past, present, and future of aromatherapy. The book begins with profiles of prominent female historical figures—from Cleopatra to Elizabeth I—known to have used essential oils for mind, body, and spiritual health. Part two explains the value of aromatherapy today: modern methods for using essential oils—from relaxation practices like massage and facials to treating common conditions like PMS, stress, and a sore throat—and describes how and why they work. Also featured are case studies, research on anti-infectious qualities of the oils, and a section on psychoneuroimmunology that shows how essential oils can help restore the mind-body-spirit connection and create balance. Awaken to Healing Fragrance concludes by exploring the future of essential oil therapy and how it can be integrated into traditional medical systems. Jones discusses energetic medicine, creating aromatic gardens, and establishing integrative medicine clinics where doctors trained in Western medicine would collaborate with alternative therapists such as acupuncturists, nutritionists, and aromatherapists to bring a new consciousness and sense of well-being to healthcare.

Medical Aromatherapy

In Perfumery: The Psychology and Biology of Fragrance, van Toller, S. and Dodd, G. H. (eds) 277. Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd. ... Jitterbug Perfume.

Author: Kurt Schnaubelt

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 1883319692

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

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This distinguished organic chemist shares his in depth knowledge of the particular current value of essential oils, for health on all levels. In an era when Western allopathic medicine has less and less appeal, this self-care method is a potent alternative, with roots going back to ancient times. Dr. Schaubelt has a gift for presenting facts and information in a way that is intriguing and easy to assimilate. In the flood of "coffee table" aromatherapy books currently available, this is a much needed and welcome source for those truly interested in taking responsiblity for their own health.

Vibrational Healing Through the Chakras

Healing with Aromatherapy FROM ToM Robbins's Jitterbug Perfume: Of our five ... Memories associated with scent are invariably more immediate and more vivid ...

Author: Joy Gardner

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 080415130X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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Every life form is made up of vibrations that coincide with the harmonic frequency to which all life is attuned. The vibrations of the body easily go out of tune when a person is exposed to physical or emotional stress. Vibrational Healing Through the Chakras provides the most up-to-date information on the use of vibrational tools such as crystals, aromas, sounds, bodywork, and homeopathy to help the body remember its own healthy harmonic resonance. Author Joy Gardner offers this in-depth look at vibrational healing for people interested in improving their own health and well-being, as well as those who want to become practitioners of this gentle art. Explore how to use vibrations to release old dysfunctional patterns in the body-mind and replace them with new patterns that resonate with the body's own healthy frequencies. • An in-depth resource guide to using vibrational tools at the chakra points to heal the body and mind. • Includes a detailed explanation of chakras and the human energy field and how to heal with a variety of tools including colors, crystals, aromatherapy, and light.

Of Minds and Molecules

(Eric Maple, quoted in Tom Robbins' Jitterbug Perfume [New York; ... parts jasmine to two parts citron, a ratio that inspired him to name the scent K23.

Author: Nalini Bhushan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195128346

Category: Science

Page: 299

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Of Minds and Molecules is the first anthology devoted exclusively to work in the philosophy of chemistry. The essays, written by both chemists and philosophers, adopt distinctive philosophical perspectives on chemistry and collectively offer both a conceptualization of and a justification for this emerging field.

French Girl Knits

Jitterbug Perfume, written by Washington State literary legend Tom Robbins, combines some of my most beloved elements in a book: history, fantasy, and, ...

Author: Kristeen Griffin-Grimes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1620332140

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Superbly fitted and fashioned in luxurious yarns, these imaginative patterns follow four thematic vignettes inspired by French daily life, film, and history. Each section features dramatically different types of yarns, colors, and stitch patterns combined with timeless, figure flattering silhouettes that are suitable for knitters of all skill levels. Using innovative seamless construction methods, the need for sewing seams has been nearly eliminated by fashioning patterns in one piece from start to finish, easily allowing for adjustments for a custom fit. A handy design workshop features in-depth tutorials that teach seamless construction methods and provide valuable technical information for both beginning and seasoned knitters. Perfect for all body types, the designs are figure flattering with curve friendly waist shaping, empire waist detailing, and stitch details such as lacing, openwork, lace edgings, and bell sleeves that highlight the silhouette.

The Smell of Books

Jitterbug Perfume. Toronto: Bantam Books, 1984. Roch, Herbert. Fontane, Berlin und das 19. Jabrhundert. 1962. Dusseldorf: Droste. 1985.

Author: Hans J. Rindisbacher

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472103830

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 371

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Demonstrates that sense of smell plays a significant role in the history of European literature


... but you will notice the fragrance and flavor with just a sprinkle. ... oil and taste before adding a setonrl JITTERBUG PERFUME SPRITZER This recipe was ...

Author: Kathi Keville

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 0307794970

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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A comprehensive guide to using essential oils in health, beauty, and well-being. Aromatherapy offers countless uses for balancing body, mind, and spirit. Drawing on 75 combined years of experience in botanical therapies, Keville and Green provide a complete resource for students and practitioners. This encyclopedic guide, with more than 90 formulas, details cosmetics, perfumes, and botanical therapies that will help you harness the healing power of plants to enhance your beauty, health, and overall well-being.


15 Another fictional and ironic instance of scent - masking is described by the
novelist Tom Robbins in his fast paced , iconoclastic , comic fable of
postmodernist magical realism , Jitterbug Perfume , published a year before
Süskind's Perfume .

Author: Richard Howard Stamelman

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Design

Page: 384

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This thought-provoking volume transports readers to France of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, beginning with Napoleon's love of perfume and the erotic importance he attached to it, through the lore and symbolism fragrance enjoyed in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Europe. By the early twentieth century, perfume's place as one of France's most important luxury industries was recognized and celebrated, and timeless fragrances—such as Chanel No. 5, Shalimar, Arpeges, and Joy—were launched. The distinctive bottles for these new essences and the art movements that inspired their design are detailed throughout the book, as are paintings, poetry, and literature that reveal the power of perfume and its ability to recall the past and evoke sensuality. According to nineteenth-century perfumer Eugene Rimmel, "the history of perfume is, in some manner, the history of civilization." Through fascinating text accompanied by gorgeous imagery, including packaging, labels, and advertisements, Perfume: Joy, Scandal, Sin explores perfume's impact on history, culture, society, art, and attitudes.