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Unlike other notebooks in this collection, this book contains notes, phrases, and ideas representing the very early stages of Tom Robbins' creative process.
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This image of Tom Robbins is from the 1959 student yearbook for Richmond Professional Institute (RPI), The Cobblestone. RPI was often called the “cobblestone” campus because of its bricked sidewalks and cobblestone alley ways.
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Business card identifying Tom Robbins as: Part-time Buddha Menace to Society Admirier of Clouds
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Robbins' postscript to this contract reads, "I should warn you that you may have to press your bleep button a few times"
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Special Collections and Archives copy of this title is inscribed by Tom Robbins.
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Epigraphs: The distinctive human problem from time immemorial has been the need to spiritualize human life, to lift it onto a special immortal plane, beyond the cycles of life and death that characterize all other organisms. --Ernest…
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PS 3568 .O233 B4 2009
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Epigraphs: You don't need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don't even listen, simply wait. Don't even wait. Be still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you. To be unmasked, it has no choice. It will roll…
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Epigraphs: The Messiah will only come when he is no longer needed. --Franz Kafka It's the end of the world as we know it (And I feel fine.) --R.E.M.
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It has been demonstrated that some amphibians are able to use celestial bodies for orientation. --The Encyclopedia Britannica No doubt the world is entirely an imaginary world, but it is only once removed from the true world. --Isaac Bashevis…
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I want God, I want poetry, I want danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin. --Aldous Huxley
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Epigraphs:The lust of the goat is the bounty of God.The nakedness of women is the work of God.Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.-- William BlakeI told Dale, "When I go, just skin me and put me on top of Trigger." And Dale said, "Now don't…
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Epigraph:You never know to whom you're talking. -- Bertolt Brecht, The Threepenny OperaPS 3568.O233 V55 2003
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Epigraphs:Your true guide drinks from an undammed stream. --RumiNever enter a house that does not have furniture music. -- Eric Satie
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HyToNE 39 Pencil Tablet, 94 sheets.
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The Zoo was a short lived literary magazine published in 1960 by students at Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU). In fact, volume one, number one, may have been the only issue. The magazine contains 15 poems including one by Tom Robbins…
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School Tablet, 65 sheets, "Dastardly & Muttley Meet Penelope Pitstop" cover.
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College ruled notebook, 80 sheets. DASCO The Alive Collection, Absolutely Wild, antelope cover.
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College ruled notebook, 80 sheets. DASCO The Alive Collection, Absolutely Wild, orangutan cover.
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"This is not an autobiography. God forbid! Autobiography is fueled by ego and I could make a long list of persons whose belly buttons I'd rather be contemplating than my own.... I'd like to think Tibetan Peach Pie isn't a memoir either, although it…
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