Tom Robbins: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to by Catherine E. Hoyser,Lorena Laura Stookey

By Catherine E. Hoyser,Lorena Laura Stookey

This is the 1st book-length research of the preferred novelist Tom Robbins. Whimsy and humor symbolize Robbins' paintings, yet kind and language are the keystones. Hoyser and Stookey exhibit how Robbins deftly makes use of sort and humor to depict the absurdities and injustices of our international. His novels continually problem perceptions of the area that individuals instantly label as basic. His fiction criticizes the complacency of people in a global changing into more and more alienated from nature and the enjoyment of existence. as well as a severe research of every of his novels, the examine includes biographical fabric by no means prior to released and the 1st full-length bibliography on Robbins, together with a bibliography of stories of his fiction.

This is the 1st book-length research of the preferred novelist Tom Robbins. Whimsy and humor signify Robbins' paintings, yet kind and language are the keystones. Hoyser and Stookey convey how Robbins deftly makes use of type and humor to depict the absurdities and injustices of our global. His novels continually problem perceptions of the realm that folks immediately label as general. His fiction criticizes the complacency of people in an international changing into more and more alienated from nature and the enjoyment of existence. as well as a severe research of every of his novels, the research includes biographical fabric by no means earlier than released and the 1st full-length bibliography on Robbins, together with a bibliography of stories of his fiction.

The research encompasses a biographical bankruptcy, a bankruptcy on context and magnificence, and person chapters on each one of his novels, ^IAnother Roadside Attraction^R, ^IEven Cowgirls Get the Blues, nonetheless lifestyles with Woodpecker, Jitterbug fragrance, thin legs and all^R, and ^IHalf Asleep in Frog Pajamas^R. every one novel is analyzed for plot constitution, characterization, and thematic components. additionally, Hoyser and Stookey outline and follow an alternate serious viewpoint from which to learn every one novel. The analyzing of every of Robbins' novels can be enriched by way of this perceptive study.

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