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.

Pan Aroma

«Ein altes ukrainisches Sprichwort warnt: Eine Geschichte, die mit einer Roten Bete anfängt, endet mit dem Teufel.» In «Pan Aroma» lauern noch ganz andere Gefahren auf den Leser: Wohlgerüche schlagen um in infernalischen Gestank, ...

Author: Tom Robbins

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644499411

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 612

«Ein altes ukrainisches Sprichwort warnt: Eine Geschichte, die mit einer Roten Bete anfängt, endet mit dem Teufel.» In «Pan Aroma» lauern noch ganz andere Gefahren auf den Leser: Wohlgerüche schlagen um in infernalischen Gestank, Dematerialisation birgt das Risiko einer Reise ohne Wiederkehr, und die Flüchtigkeit des Parfüms als Quelle ewigen Lebens wird zum Ausgangspunkt einer abenteuerlichen Jagd nach einem göttlichen Parfümfläschchen.

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

View: 525

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.

Tom Robbins

In India Alobar meets Kudra , the woman who introduces him to the sensual pleasures of fragrance and kissing ( in tenth - century Europe , kissing was unknown ... Jitterbug Perfume is both a road novel and an account of a mythic quest .

Author: Catherine Elizabeth Hoyser

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313294181

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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This is the first book-length study of the popular novelist Tom Robbins. Whimsy and humor characterize Robbins' work, but style and language are the keystones. Hoyser and Stookey show how Robbins deftly uses style and humor to depict the absurdities and injustices of our world. His novels constantly challenge perceptions of the world that people automatically label as normal. His fiction criticizes the complacency of humans in a world becoming increasingly alienated from nature and the joy of life. In addition to a critical analysis of each of his novels, the study contains biographical material never before published and the first full-length bibliography on Robbins, including a bibliography of reviews of his fiction. This is the first book-length study of the popular novelist Tom Robbins. Whimsy and humor characterize Robbins' work, but style and language are the keystones. Hoyser and Stookey show how Robbins deftly uses style and humor to depict the absurdities and injustices of our world. His novels constantly challenge perceptions of the world that people automatically label as normal. His fiction criticizes the complacency of humans in a world becoming increasingly alienated from nature and the joy of life. In addition to a critical analysis of each of his novels, the study contains biographical material never before published and the first full-length bibliography on Robbins, including a bibliography of reviews of his fiction. The study features a biographical chapter, a chapter on context and style, and individual chapters on each of his novels, ^IAnother Roadside Attraction^R, ^IEven Cowgirls Get the Blues, Still Life with Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, skinny legs and all^R, and ^IHalf Asleep in Frog Pajamas^R. Each novel is analyzed for plot structure, characterization, and thematic elements. In addition, Hoyser and Stookey define and apply an alternative critical perspective from which to read each novel. The reading of each of Robbins' novels will be enriched by this perceptive study.


Legend of the Rainbow Warriors

In the late 1980s, best-selling author Tom Robbins published a novel entitled Jitterbug Perfume. The book contains a chapter with a peculiar title: Dannyboy's Theory (Where We Are Going and Why It Smells the Way It Does).

Author: Steven McFadden

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469785854

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 397

Legend of the Rainbow Warriors is a journalist's account of one of the core myths of America, and an electrifying exploration of how that myth is playing out in real time. One dominant myth is formed by advertising images of vast, luxurious wealth-the myth of materialism. Another myth is conjured in the bloody, sorrowful images that pervade movies, music and computer games-the myth that the world is hate-filled and chaotic beyond redemption. The Legend of the Rainbow Warriors offers a spiritual alternative of hope and real possibility based upon respect, freedom and responsibility. As drawn from dozens of historical accounts, the Legend of the Rainbow Warriors relates that "when the Earth becomes desperately sick, people of all colors and faiths will unite, and rise to face the overwhelming challenges with insight, honesty, caring, sharing, and respect." Veteran writer Steven McFadden weaves the myths and the headlines together seamlessly in a rich work of literary journalism that is adroitly crafted, eye-opening, and soul-inspiring.

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 inferior musician in competition with Apollo when she initially experiences Pan's ...

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.

Plants in Science Fiction

7 Sunlight as a Photosynthetic Information Technology: Becoming Plant in Tom Robbins's Jitterbug Perfume Yogi Hale Hendlin Tom Robbins's paean to plants Jitterbug Perfume tenders flora as the protagonists ushering out the waning animal ...

Author: Katherine E. Bishop

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1786835614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Plants have played key roles in science fiction novels, graphic novels and film. John Wyndham’s triffids, Algernon Blackwood’s willows and Han Kang’s sprouting woman are just a few examples. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations and inhabit our metaphors – but in many ways they remain opaque. The scope of their alienation is as broad as their biodiversity. And yet, literary reflections of plant-life are driven, as are many threads of science fictional inquiry, by the concerns of today. Plants in Science Fiction is the first-ever collected volume on plants in science fiction, and its original essays argue that plant-life in SF is transforming our attitudes toward morality, politics, economics and cultural life at large – questioning and shifting our understandings of institutions, nations, borders and boundaries; erecting and dismantling new visions of utopian and dystopian futures.

Akimbo 2

Jitterbug Perfume. Jitterbug perfume—too few thoughts, so many words. Dance floor pounding like a big bass drum. I want to say, honestly, but the past slams into me like an iron fist, stops me! The clock will take me backwards to the ...

Author: Kim Parrish

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1682352617

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 106

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This second book in the Akimbo series recounts the remarkable life of Kim Parrish, a retired Canadian teacher looking back on his life through snippets of poetry and salutes to his travels, taking him to the far corners of the world. A hockey and football player in his youth, the author once had a pet crocodile. Having survived a stroke and a heart attack, this inspiring journey is a salute to his enduring efforts to beat the odds and live life on his own terms. After finding love and marriage in China, the author now splits his time between China and Vancouver, British Columbia. Thought of you, again, last night And nothing but you, today; I could feel you there in my heart ... so warm And me, a thousand miles away. Thought of you again, last night, And how I looked when I heard your words from a thousand miles away. Akimbo 2: A Sowbug’s Life (cont’d) provides an eclectic assortment of pleasurable reading.


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

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781703773491

Category:

Page: 46

View: 403

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.

Wisdom for the Soul

Tom Robbins, 1936- ~ Jitterbug Perfume, 1984 We all have the extraordinary coded within us ... waiting to be released. ~ Jean Houston, 1939- ~ When we are living only a portion of what a human being is capable of, our lives are ...

Author: Larry Chang

Publisher: Gnosophia Publishers

ISBN: 0977339106

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 817

View: 450

There's a fresh take on an old standby, the book of quotations. The difference with Wisdom for the Soul is in the selection and organization of the quotations. Each has been chosen for its universal application and poetic quality, grouped into one of 220 themes. While the usual subjects, are represented, the collection encompasses newer psychological territory such as Actualization, Avoidance/Denial, Chaos/Uncertainty, Polarity, Synergy, Unconscious, and more. Although the primary aim of the collection is self-help for the individual, with extensive cross-references to factors that foster or deter growth and well-being, the material will appeal to the quotation collector, speech-writer, and the general reader.

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 hair forever, we can understand King Alobar's need to flee the first signs of ...

Author: Ella Berthoud

Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited

ISBN: 9351940179

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 488

View: 908

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. ... See perfumes and incenses; religion and spirituality Robbins, Tom: Jitterbug Perfume, 124–25 Robertson, David, 91n25,91n27 Robinson, Jeff, 186n13, ...

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.

The Last Angry White Man

In Jitterbug Perfume (1984) the main character, really, is a beet; rather, the beet, or beets. This is almost the type of the unreadable (not because tedious, but because exhibitionistically reflexively erudite and smart-ass) postmodern ...

Author: Adrian Trehorse

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595183514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 489

View: 576

In an idiosyncratic hybrid of diary and diatribe, the author lambastes many of the cultural icons of the 1990s. Meanwhile, he stumbles toward his own conclusions about sex, art, religion & mortality. There is something to offend everyone in this collection by a writer that Saul Bellow did not call a "disturbing new, if middle-aged, voice."

Encyclopedia of American Literature

Jitterbug Perfume (1984) Tom Robbins was born in BlowingRock, North Carolina.When he was eleven, Robbins's family moved toRichmond, Virginia, where he attended public schools until he was sent to Hargrave Military Academy.

Author: EPUB 2-3

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140770

Category:

Page:

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Four volumes present a comprehensive reference guide to American literature from the colonial period through the present.

Almost Somewhere

Only Jitterbug Perfume and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and one more, but I can't remember the name, something about a roadside attraction. Do you think those men will take the ferry with us today?” “Which book did you like best?

Author: Suzanne Roberts

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803243995

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 995

Day One, and already she was lying in her journal. It was 1993, Suzanne Roberts had just finished college, and when her friend suggested they hike California’s John Muir Trail, the adventure sounded like the perfect distraction from a difficult home life and thoughts about the future. But she never imagined that the twenty-eight-day hike would change her life. Part memoir, part nature writing, part travelogue, Almost Somewhere is Roberts’s account of that hike. John Muir had written of the Sierra Nevada as a “vast range of light,” and this was exactly what Roberts was looking for. But traveling with two girlfriends, one experienced and unflappable and the other inexperienced and bulimic, she quickly discovered that she needed a new frame of reference. Her story of a month in the backcountry—confronting bears, snowy passes, broken equipment, injuries, and strange men—is as much about finding a woman’s way into outdoor experience as it is about the natural world she so eloquently describes. Candid and funny and, finally, wise, Almost Somewhere is not just the whimsical coming-of-age story of a young woman ill-prepared for a month in the mountains but also the reflection of a distinctly feminine view of nature.

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 leaves 2 cups mineral water 1 drop Melissa essential oil Blend all ingredients in ...

Author: Jeanne Rose

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781883319496

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 350

View: 771

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.

Processing for Visual Artists

So you might say “I pushed the book Jitterbug Perfume on top of the stack,” or, “I popped the stack and got the book Jitterbug Perfume back.” Processing maintains a stack of the matrices that define the transformations you've made to ...

Author: Andrew Glassner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466509732

Category: Computers

Page: 955

View: 893

Learn how to create gorgeous and expressive imagery with the Processing graphics language and environment. It's easy with this practical, hands-on book. Processing is for artists, designers, visualization creators, hobbyists, or anyone else looking to create images, animation, and interactive pieces for art, education, science, or business. Process

The California Tales

Jitterbug Perfume First, combine the charming pheromes of a beaver with a Nepalese sweet and bell sour source in a broth of deodar cedar Add a splash of emerald turquoise from a Paiute sunset a C sharp and B hip arpeggio, ...

Author: Mathew Kinsella

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101114

Category: Poetry

Page: 499

View: 440

Exhibit-A To dream the im-poss-ible dream to fight the un-beat-able foe to run where the brave (or wise) dare not go -From the Broadway production of The Man of La Mancha, music by Darien and Leigh, 1965 Gracing the awesome coastline of California like a set of stained glass and adobe rosary beads, the 18th-century chain of twenty-one old Spanish missions offer the modern tourist a window into the history of the golden state at once colorful, quaint, often romanticized and just possibly not as benign as the tourist literature would lead us to believe. Investigating just that possibility, three amateur researchers have uncovered an historic mission artifact that, proven authentic, could shaken the golden state to its foundations. Nor would the repercussions end there, cautioned research director Brother Kolbe. Not by a long shot. At the state capitol in Sacramento, the governors Mission Affairs Department, and entrenched bereaucrazy representing the vested interest of the church, civic groups, university and private concerns, is naturally interested in the discovery. With real estate totaling in the multi-billion dollar range, including treasure troves of priceless relics and artwork, the Mission Affairs Department is somewhat hesitant at relinquishing control of their flock of iconic golden geese. Exposing the scandalous mission hullabaloo to the light of day may very well, researcher Samara Del Rio smiled with a perfectly beatific malfeasance, induce a state of anarchy. This my quest, to follow that star no matter how hopeless, no matter how far Along with Sam, ostensibly the team sociologist; Franciscan Brother and linguist Kolbe McCeanna and computer technician Felicia Bonaventura have tracked the legendary article to the derelict ruins of a minor auxiliary mission, Mision Estancia San Micmac, abandoned deep in the cathedral redwoods of Californias rugged pacific coast foothills. Exhibit-A.: as Sacramento knows, the notorious artifact is a legendary mission document lost since the colonial era, and thought to be a Spanish translation of aboriginal petroglyphs, entitled Las Cuentitas Primaveritas de Isla Califia. Past as prologue, a highly divisive work of folkloric Outside Art, colonial-era historians date the slim manuscript to the year 1561. Spakespearean scholars, however, citing key internal references to The Bards colonial-era play The Tempest, insist that the text is no older that the year 1611. Anti-Stratfordians, of course, call the Spakespearean theory leaky as an unstaunched wench. Adding to the debate, pre-Columbian archivists at Villa Poggio Gherado in Canterbury, England claim tevidence supporting a composition date of 1348. Equally divided, modern pundits dismiss Las Cuentitas as nothing more than psychosocial gibberish and third-rate poetic doggerel anyway, or else venerate the document as instrumental to a radical psychosocial transformation. Either way, if birds of a feather flock together than the infamous manuscript resembles a traditional book to the extent a penguin resembles an ostrich. [Embedded in translation throughout the plot of The California Tales], Las Cuentitas represents an extraordinary multimedia-literary genre suppressed censored and banned since the 1960s as irredeemably subversive to the status quo. During its brief hayday in the sun, the tempestuous genre was known as Prosperos Salient Heliotropic Articulation Grids: pSHAGs. And, particularly threatening to the dominate paradigm, pSHAG poetry, (or poemetry), was known, rather tongue-in-cheek, as Teleothanantological Neuropeptidal Algorithms: T.N.A.s. Moreover, reputedly encrypted within a Prospero SHAG TNA are the sole surviving fragments of the theoretical Archetypical Tale: the mother of all manuscripts, the lore at the core. Archetypical Tale theorists insist that this so-called consummate communiqu is simultaneously primordial and pansophic, pro