Skinny Legs and All

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins Summary

SKINNY LEGS AND ALL: An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations.... It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which spins this gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine--while the illusions that obscure humanity's view of the true universe fall away, one by one, like Salome's veils. Skinny Legs and All deals with today's most sensitive issues: race, politics, marriage, art, religion, money, and lust. It weaves lyrically through what some call the "end days" of our planet. Refusing to avert its gaze from the horrors of the apocalypse, it also refuses to let the alleged end of the world spoil its mood. And its mood is defiantly upbeat. In the gloriously inventive Tom Robbins style, here are characters, phrases, stories, and ideas that dance together on the page, wild and sexy, like Salome herself. Or was it Jezebel? From the Hardcover edition.

Jambes fluettes etc

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Jambes fluettes etc by Tom ROBBINS Summary

Ellen Cherry n'avait aucune intention d'épouser Randolph “Boomer” Petway, son flirt du lycée. Car quand on ambitionne de devenir artiste, un ex devenu soudeur ne présente pas grand intérêt. Ellen Cherry préfère fuir sa ville natale pour les lumières de Seattle où elle expose ses premières toiles. Jusqu'au jour où Boomer vient la chercher au volant d'une caravane transformée en dinde géante. Elle succombe, et les deux jeunes mariés partent pour New York. Mais dès leur arrivée, Boomer et sa dinde roulante vont lui voler la vedette et s'accaparer l'attention de l'avant-garde artistique. Ellen Cherry se reconvertira alors comme serveuse dans un restaurant tenu par un Juif et un Arabe en face de l’ONU. Sur fond de troubles au Moyen-Orient, de Danse des Sept Voiles et de Super Bowl, Tom Robbins tord le cou aux faux artistes et aux guerres de religion dans un récit brillant et espiègle, aussi incisif qu’il est hilarant.

Tom Robbins

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Tom Robbins by Catherine Elizabeth Hoyser,Catherine Hoyser,Lorena Laura Stookey Summary

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.

Comme la grenouille sur son nénuphar

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Comme la grenouille sur son nénuphar by Tom ROBBINS Summary

Gwendolyn, jeune trader ambitieuse, voit son univers s'effondrer avec les marchés financiers la veille de Pâques. C’est le début du pire week-end de sa vie : alors qu'elle s'imagine déjà privée d'avenir, le singe kleptomane de son petit ami s'enfuit, un ancien as de la finance de retour de Tombouctou s'immisce dans son existence et sa meilleure amie se volatilise, tandis qu'un étrange médecin japonais débarque à Seattle pour y présenter un remède miracle contre le cancer. Au milieu de tout ce désordre, Gwen devra faire un choix : continuer de poursuivre le rêve américain ou partir à l’aventure. Dénonçant le consumérisme de l'Amérique et ses désirs de gloire, Comme la grenouille sur son nénuphar est un chef-d'œuvre d'humour et de fantaisie.

Féroces infirmes retour des pays chauds

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Féroces infirmes retour des pays chauds by Tom ROBBINS Summary

Switters, agent peu conventionnel de la CIA, épicurien à la libido débridée, se rend dans la forêt amazonienne pour libérer le perroquet de sa grand-mère, grande prêtresse du piratage informatique. Il y sera victime d'un sortilège lancé par un étrange chaman à la tête en forme de pyramide. Rendu infirme par cette malédiction, Switters échoue au Moyen-Orient chez des nonnes militant pour la contraception. Il y découvrira l'amour, ainsi qu'une prophétie mystérieuse jadis dictée par la Vierge à Fatima et qui contient le secret d'un nouvel ordre mondial. De l'Amazonie au Vatican, ce roman d'aventures de Tom Robbins est une épopée picaresque balayant d'un trait de plume plein d'humour quelques-uns des plus grands mystères de l'humanité.

Villa Incognito

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Villa Incognito by Tom ROBBINS Summary

Dans son nouveau roman Tom Robbins, l’auteur culte de Même les cow-girls ont du vague à l’âme, moins « politiquement correct » que jamais, s’attaque à l’Amérique de Bush. Irrésistible et jubilatoire ! Après la guerre du Vietnam, trois pilotes américains en délicatesse avec la hiérarchie militaire ont décidé de se faire passer pour morts et de disparaître au Laos. Installés à la Villa Incognito, au cœur d’un petit village perdu dans la montagne, ils ont vécu une existence de rêve entre philosophie zen, trafic d’opium, de rubis, et concubines multiples. Mais lorsque l’un d’entre eux se fait arrêter à Guam, à la veille des attentas terroristes du 11 septembre 2001, et qu’un agent de la CIA psychotique décide d’enquêter sur ce trio infernal, ils vont devoir en découdre avec leur patrie d’origine. Qui a bien changé depuis leur départ...

B comme bière

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

B comme bière by Tom ROBBINS Summary

À la veille de ses six ans, Gracie s'interroge. Quel est ce mystérieux liquide que les adultes ingurgitent avec une telle satisfaction ? Si son père élude ses questions sur la bière, l'Oncle Moe s'avère plus loquace. Il propose même à sa nièce de l'emmener visiter la Brasserie Redhook. Mais quand elle apprend que la visite n'aura pas lieu, Gracie a un accès de colère et engloutit une canette trouvée dans le frigo. Elle voit alors surgir la sympathique Fée de la Bière. Commence alors pour la fillette un voyage fabuleux et instructif au pays de l'alcool couleur de miel. B comme bière est un conte enchanteur dont la lecture a l'art d'enivrer petits et grands. À consommer sans modération.

Race Music

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Race Music by Guthrie P. Ramsey Summary

A sweeping treatment of black music in American and the subcultures that attend each new wave covers everything from Sunday morning Gospel to jazz to rap music, focusing on the cultural movements spawned by each. (Performing Arts)

The Foundations of Rock

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

The Foundations of Rock by Walter Everett Summary

A comprehensive introduction to the inner workings of rock music, The Foundations of Rock goes back to the heart of the music itself from the time of its birth through the end of classic rock. Walter Everett expertly takes readers through all aspects of the music and its lyrics, leading fans and listeners to new insights and new ways to develop their own interpretations of the aural landscapes of their lives. Written with style, Everett does not depend on musical notation nor professional jargon, but rather combines text with nearly 300 newly written audio examples (performed on the companion website) and more than 100 expertly chosen photographs, to offer a rich text-and-web experience that brings new meanings to songs that have dominated music for a half-century. Through careful illustration, frequently citing the most familiar and pertinent examples from throughout the 1955-1970 period, The Foundations of Rock covers the nature and use of all musical instruments and vocal qualities; reveals the many different ways that phrases and sections of songs can be combined; discusses the materials and patterns in melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic invention; explains the many important ways that producers and engineers add to the artistry; and finally suggests paths for combining an understanding of all of these elements with interpretations of a song's lyrics. This is all done in thorough detail, and always with an ear towards the possible meanings such techniques convey in a music that has had a profound impact upon our world. In doing so, Everett helps readers create new depths of understanding and appreciation. Hundreds of memorable hit songs are referred to in order to illustrate every individual point, while twenty-five diverse classics of the period have been chosen for very close hearing from multiple perspectives. The reader will come away with a much deeper appreciation of the music of the Beatles and the Stones, the Supremes and the Temptations, the Dead and Janis, Elvis and Buddy Holly, the Beach Boys and the Rascals.

Gumbo

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Gumbo by Marita Golden,E. Lynn Harris Summary

A literary rent party to benefit the Hurston/Wright Foundation of African-American fiction, with selections to savor from bestselling authors as well as talented rising stars. Not since Terry McMillan’s Breaking Ice have so many African-American writers been brought together in one volume. A stellar collection of works from more than fifty hot names in fiction, Gumbo represents remarkable synergy. Edited by bestselling luminaries Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris, this collection spans new and previously published tales of love and luck, inspiration and violation, hip new worlds and hallowed heritage from voices such as: • Edwidge Danticat • Eric Jerome Dickey • Kenji Jasper • John Edgar Wideman • Terry McMillan • David Anthony Durham • Bertice Berry …and many, many more Also featuring original stories by Golden and Harris themselves, Gumbo heralds the debut of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards for Published Black Writers (scheduled for October 2002), and all advances and royalties from the book will support the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Combining authors with a variety of flavorful writing, Gumbo will have readers clamoring for second helpings.

Get It Done

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Get It Done by Sam Bennett Summary

""Organized" and "artist" don't usually go together. Creative types are more often seen as sensitive, melodramatic, eccentric, misunderstood, and the like. To labels like this, Sam Bennett says, "Congratulations! You're an artist." And through The Organized Artist Company, she has coached hundreds of artists to overcome procrastination, lack of focus, and time-sucking habits so that they can get their art done and out into the world. Bennett explains why "procrastination is genius in disguise" and then prescribes dozens of wonderfully revelatory exercises. From "My Heroes" lists to "Could Do" lists (because To-Do lists make Bennett belligerent) to recognizing who you should not talk to about your project and when research has created Analysis Paralysis, each of these actions requires only a 15-minute commitment. But while quickly accomplished, each shifts the reader's thinking and prompts the kind of insights that have the power to turn underperforming geniuses into accomplished artists"--

Un parfum de jitterbug

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Un parfum de jitterbug by Tom ROBBINS Summary

Une serveuse de tacos qui joue les apprenties chimistes à Seattle, une parfumeuse déchue de La Nouvelle-Orléans qui prépare son come-back et un excentrique nez des hautes sphères de l'industrie parisienne s'interrogent : qui donc leur envoie ces mystérieuses betteraves sans laisser de traces ni le moindre message ? La clé du mystère se trouve peut-être au cœur de l'épopée d'Alobar, roi du VIIIe siècle, qui, fuyant la mort, erre autour du monde en compagnie d'une jeune Indienne fascinée par les essences, et qui découvrira le secret de l'immortalité. Un parfum de jitterbug est un roman bouillonnant et excentrique dans lequel Tom Robbins célèbre les joies de l'existence en nous livrant les secrets d'un parfum perdu. L'auteur génial du Même les cow-girls ont du vague à l'âme nous entraîne une nouvelle fois dans un récit délirant et explosif.

Country Soul

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Country Soul by Charles L. Hughes Summary

In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same songwriters, musicians, and producers in the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama--what Charles L. Hughes calls the "country-soul triangle." In legendary studios like Stax and FAME, integrated groups of musicians like Booker T. and the MGs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section produced music that both challenged and reconfirmed racial divisions in the United States. Working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Willie Nelson, these musicians became crucial contributors to the era's popular music and internationally recognized symbols of American racial politics in the turbulent years of civil rights protests, Black Power, and white backlash. Hughes offers a provocative reinterpretation of this key moment in American popular music and challenges the conventional wisdom about the racial politics of southern studios and the music that emerged from them. Drawing on interviews and rarely used archives, Hughes brings to life the daily world of session musicians, producers, and songwriters at the heart of the country and soul scenes. In doing so, he shows how the country-soul triangle gave birth to new ways of thinking about music, race, labor, and the South in this pivotal period.

Le Retour des ombres

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Le Retour des ombres by Lynn Flewelling Summary

Après leur victoire en Aurënen, Alec et Seregil ont regagné Rhíminie. Mais difficile pour eux de s’y sentir à leur place, alors que la plupart de leurs amis sont morts ou en exil. Afin de tromper leur ennui, ils acceptent une mission qui les conduira de nouveau sur les terres natales de Seregil. Mais en chemin, ils tombent dans une embuscade, sont séparés et finissent vendus comme esclaves. Seregil s’accroche à la vie dans l’unique espoir qu’Alec soit toujours de ce monde. Quant à Alec, son étrange maître ne s’intéresse pas tant à lui qu’à son sang. En effet, son ascendance unique le rend capable de produire un trésor exceptionnel...

Une bien étrange attraction

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Une bien étrange attraction by Tom ROBBINS Summary

Fausse gitane mais vraie voyante, la belle Amanda et son mari John Paul Ziller, artiste et magicien inséparable de son babouin, ouvrent un zoo et un stand de hot-dogs au bord de l'autoroute. Là, ils rétablissent le cirque de puces comme art populaire et le culte de la fécondité comme religion ultime. Quand débarque leur ami Plucky Purcell, ancien joueur de football et dealer à ses heures, les ennuis commencent. Ayant par accident infiltré une armée secrète du Vatican, Plucky s'est retrouvé à Rome où il a découvert le corps momifié du Christ oublié dans une catacombe. Après l'avoir dérobé et ramené aux États-Unis, il vient le cacher dans leur zoo et remet l'avenir de la civilisation occidentale entre leurs mains. Mais le FBI et la CIA veillent. Une bien étrange attraction est un livre foisonnant qui repousse les frontières de l'imagination et nous entraîne au cœur des sixties. Ce roman fantasque, mi-divertissement apocalyptique mi-suspense métaphysique, répond avec génie aux questions fondamentales de notre époque.

Rock Obituaries - Knocking On Heaven's Door

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Rock Obituaries - Knocking On Heaven's Door by Nick Talevski Summary

The fascination with tragedy and the subsequent theatre of voyeurism are part of human nature, especially when it involves our icons, celebrities and musicians. Knocking On Heaven's Door is the definitive book of rock 'n' roll, pop, R&B and blues deaths. Often, only the biggest selling artists are written about and sometimes it is the death of a personality that cements their iconic status. Knocking On Heaven's Door not only covers the rock legends who lived hard and died young, this detailed reference contains over 1,000 obituaries of music industry personalities, famous and obscure from mid-fifties to the present day. Alphabetical entries of all the important individuals, including: noteworthy producers, managers, songwriters, record company founders A&R men and even critics, puts all the information at your finger tips. Nick Talevski has spent a decade researching this comprehensive and authoritative reference book and it will be an indispensable and practical addition to every music library, full of irresistible and intriguing information.

Funk

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

Funk by Rickey Vincent Summary

Funk: It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell-bottomed, hoop-earringed, rainbow-Afro'd warriors on the dance floor. Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban realties inside out with distinctive, danceable, downright irresistible music. Funk hasn't received the critical attention that rock, jazz, and the blues have-until now. Colorful, intelligent, and in-you-face, Rickey Vincent's Funk celebrates the songs, the musicians, the philosophy, and the meaning of funk. The book spans from the early work of James Brown (the Godfather of Funk) through today, covering funky soul (Stevie Wonder, the Temptations), so-called "black rock" (Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, the Isley Brothers), jazz-funk (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock), monster funk (Parliament, Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band), naked funk (Rick James, Gap Band), disco-funk (Chic, K.C. and the Sunshine Band), funky pop (Kook & the Gang, Chaka Khan), P-Funk Hip Hop (Digital Underground, De La Soul), funk-sampling rap (Ice Cube, Dr. Dre), funk rock (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus), and more. Funk tells a vital, vibrant history-the history of a uniquely American music born out of tradition and community, filled with energy, attitude, anger, hope, and an irrepressible spirit.

A Bee in the Church House

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

A Bee in the Church House by G. Brown-Johnson Summary

A Bee In The Church House (The Sting of sin)is a testimony of an overcoming victor; exposing instances of usual drama or traumatic experiences that can be a root of bitterness as a hindering wound, if not healed. The power of the Holy Spirit produces a walk in the newness of Christ by faith, eradicating a form of godliness. When tested or tried we persevere in prayer, diligently seeking God through transformation by renewing the mind; righteously equipped to do that written in our manual for living now, and the world to come. Gods word is the Truth, revealing an evil spirit when holding the truth in unrighteousness. A modern day overview of the New Testament Book of Romans with an awareness of a lingering spirit among us that is suspect; existing as a spirit of anger, selfishness, deceit, bitterness, strife, buzzing, hissing, and at times appearing, as a rattling pit demon. will enlighten, liberate and empower the believer experiencing the searing pain of a church hurt. Guidance is to be received through this labyrinth of emotional and spiritual devastation as a powerful and insightful reflection of Gods Word. -- Pastor Stephanie Stratford, Ekklesia Family Life and Worship Center, Brentwood, MD helped to expose a systematic problem within the walls of our sanctuaries and has provided for each reader a Godly exit strategy that one must work at to be the man or woman of God that He is calling for in these last and evil days. -- Eric D. Barksdale, Senior Pastor/Teacher, Washington, DC bares her soul in a very moving testimony that will stir your heart and provide insights for spiritual growth and development. -- Reverend Welton Fields, Jr., PhD Herein is revealed to the reader that there is a turf battle (Strong Holds) in the church, i.e.,: This is my song; this is my seat; this is my.... When these turfs are threatened, the Bee will look to and use its sting, seemingly in many cases, to the detriment of the Believer. -- L.B. West, D.R.S.

AT THE FIELD'S END (p)

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

AT THE FIELD'S END (p) by N.A Summary

Celebrates Pacific Northwest literature through interviews in which 22 authors discuss their work and the region's influence on it. Authors include Ursula Le Guin, Raymond Carver, Tess Gallagher, Tom Robbins, Gary Snyder, and Denise Levertov. Two interviews have been added since the publication of

The Conspiracies of Dreams

Skinny Legs And All Pdf/ePub eBook

DownloadRead

The Conspiracies of Dreams by Sandra Biber Didner Summary

Jews, Christians, Moslems, and Canaanites all share an ancient dream of possessing the land that lies between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea which they hold sacred. In 1956 an Egyptian spy, Ishmael al Mohammed, is determined to gain information which will reclaim the infant state of Israel for the displaced Palestinian Arabs, one of whom is his mother. While on a secret espionage mission posing as an Israeli, he falls passionately in love with an Israeli woman, Rebecca Silverman. He must decide if he will betray the only person he will ever care for or be true to Islam, Egypt, and his family. A Christian, Danny O'Halloran, has always dreamed of walking the Stations of the Cross in Jerusalem, while a pagan donkey goddess named Pales dreams of being worshipped again by the original inhabitants of Canaan, which was renamed Palestine in her honor. Israeli politicians dream of making Israel a nuclear power while Britain and France conspire to regain the Suez Canal, which the President of Egypt nationalized. Against the backdrop of circumstances leading to the 1956 Suez War between Israel and Egypt a love story which encompasses the forbidden romance of Romeo and Juliet, Delilah's betrayal of Samson, and the treachery of Britain's MI6 double agents unfolds as Ishmael and Rebecca's story spans three millennia of history."