Jitterbug Perfume

... or gay, but sad about it. Sad, gay, it was all the same to V'lu, whose immense
brown eyes were becoming somnambulant, if not squamulous, a sure sign that
the hurricane drops were beginning to take effect. JITTERBUG PERFUME 143.

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.

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.

Tom Robbins

Presents a collection of three novels--"Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," "Jitterbug Perfurme," and "Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas."

Author: Tom Robbins

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780553675955

Category: Fiction


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Presents a collection of three novels--"Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," "Jitterbug Perfurme," and "Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas."

Art Scents

public spaces and ambient scents, 1, 2–3,282– 83, 285,286–90 quilts, 7, 14, 234
–35,236,238–40,238n16 race and odors, ... See perfumes and incenses; religion
and spirituality Robbins, Tom: Jitterbug Perfume, 124–25 Robertson, David, ...

Author: Larry E. Shiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190089814

Category: Aesthetics


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"An overview of the aesthetic and ethical issues raised by the contemporary olfactory arts, which range from gallery and museum sculptures and installations, through the enhancement of theatre, film and music with scents, to the ambient scenting of stores and avant-garde chefs' use of scents in cuisine. Special attention is given to the aesthetics of perfume and incense and the question of their art status, as well as to the role of scent in the appreciation of nature and gardens. Ethical issues are discussed regarding ambient scenting, perfume wearing, and the use of smells in fast-food marketing. Because of the traditional neglect and denigration of the sense of smell and its aesthetic potential by philosophers from Kant and Hegel to the present, and by Darwin's and Freud's view of the human sense of smell as a near useless evolutionary vestige, the first parts of the book counter that tradition with both philosophical arguments and evidence from current evolutionary theory, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, history, linguistics and literature. Although the focus is on Western olfactory arts, the book draws on non-Western examples throughout. The book is aimed at both philosophers and general readers interested in the arts, and develops positions that should stimulate further discussion"--

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). In that chapter
the ...

Author: Steven McFadden

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469785854

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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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 piping
as ...

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.

The Emporia State Research Studies

He is , however , invited to participate in the cycle of choice when he reads Still
Life with Woodpecker and Jitterbug Perfume . In Still Life with Woodpecker he
has the opportunity to prove the narrator's statement that " CHOICE " is the word
that ...




Category: Education


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The Gothic World of Stephen King

The two resurrections in Jitterbug Perfume save the protagonists from despair
and self - destruction , but they are both a deus ex machina . Like King , Robbins
finally concedes that despite all our attempts to evade it , death is inevitable — a

Author: Gary Hoppenstand

Publisher: Popular Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 143

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Stephen King’s popularity lies in his ability to reinterpret the standard Gothic tale in new and exciting ways. Through his eyes, the conventional becomes unconventional and wonderful. King thus creates his own Gothic world and then interprets it for us. This book analyzes King’s interpretations and his mastery of popular literature. The essays discuss adolescent revolt, the artist as survivor, the vampire in popular literature, and much more.

The Publishers Weekly

A.J.Quinnell IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER , etc. William Styron SOPHIE'S
CHOICE Jay McInerney BRIGHT LIGHTS , BIG CITY , etc. Tom Robbins




Category: American literature


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The New Yorker

Harold Wallace Ross, Katharine Sergeant Angell White. A QUICK COURSE IN
hardcover . On the right is QPB's softcover edition of the same book . They're both

Author: Harold Wallace Ross



Category: Literature


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Contemporary Novelists

New York , Bantam , and London , Sidgwick and Jackson , 1980 . Jitterbug
Perfume . New York , Bantam , 1984 . Uncollected Short Story " The Chink and
the Clock People , " in The Best American Short Stories 1977 , edited by Martha
Foley .

Author: D. L. Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Saint James Press


Category: American fiction

Page: 1003

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My Life in Print

His latest , Jitterbug Perfume , was on The New York Times best - seller list for 12
weeks , and he's about as rich as any writer deserves to be . He's easy to be with
, Tom is , and we spent a wonderful afternoon talking about – believe it , you ...

Author: Emmett Watson


ISBN: 9780963410221

Category: Journalists

Page: 383

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Postmodern Fiction

Robbins ' next novel , Jitterbug Perfume , was published in November 1984 .
Selected Bibliography Primary Sources Guy Anderson . n . p . : Gear Works Press
, 1965 . Another Roadside Attraction . New York : Ballantine Books , 1971 .

Author: Lawrence F. McCaffery

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Fiction

Page: 604

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"The scope of the work is broad, with European and Latin American influences well represented. Recommended for collections that emphasize fiction of the past two decades." Library Journal

Through with the Looking Glass

Have you read Jitterbug Perfume ? ” “ I'm afraid not , ” Mark replied . The gray
head shook with disapproval . “ That's what's wrong with young people today .
They don't read enough . Too busy watching MTV . Waiting for sound bites .
Instant ...

Author: Michel LaCroix

Publisher: Southern Tier Editions


Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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In Through With the Looking Glass, the much-anticipated sequel to Michel LaCroix's Alex in Wonderland, New Orleans's favorite gay son returns with Cord, Jolie, Angelique, Karen, and a host of wacky new characters. Mud is flung, arrests are made, mysteries solved, and shattering truths revealed as Hurricane Katrina bears down on the city. Join Alex in his craziest plunge down the rabbit hole yet!

Adult Development and Aging

The novelist Tom Robbins , in Jitterbug Perfume ( 1984 ) , gives some fanciful but
research - based answers to that question . The novel revolves around two
characters who find a way to live hundreds of years without aging . Their secret is

Author: Diane Papalia

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages


Category: Psychology

Page: 524

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This work clearly and concisely delivers the most current research findings in the field of adult development and aging.

The Atlantic

JITTERBUG PERFUME ROOMS mare Years 1930 1940 William L . Shirer
ELMORE LEONARDO A NOVEL Shelf - help is easy 609 . Doonesbury Dossier
241 . Glitz 729 . The Nightmare Years The Reagan Years . Elmore Leonard 1930
- 1940 ...






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Saturday Night

470 pages , $ 24.95 cloth Memoirs of the outspoken journalist JITTERBUG
Jitterbug Perfume PERFUME by Tom Robbins Dazzling Tomfoolery from the
bestselling author of EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES and STILL LIFE WITH ...




Category: Canada


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Fantasy Review

Jitterbug Perfume . Bantam Books , New York , November 1984 . 342 p . $ 15 . 95
. ISBN 0 - 553 - 05068 - 0 . Even if you ' ve died of an overdose of " mainstream "
fantasy novels , Jitterbug Perfume will have you dancing in the aisles , drooling ...




Category: Fantasy fiction


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Moods Of Panurge : Translating Rabelais Through Tom Robbins And Philip Roth
Albert Waldinger Perfume , Pantagruelion , Comic Relevance As the narrator of
Robbins ' Jitterbug Perfume ( 1984 ) * remarks parenthetically , “ There are no ...




Category: Translating and interpreting


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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

View: 552

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.