: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: A Novel (): Tom Robbins: Books. The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI. “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” is a Whole Earth narrative, a laid back Tom Robbins is one of our best practioners of high foolishness. □.

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Chapters pg 1 – Upon leaving the clinic, Sissy decides to return to the ranch because she cannot stand to be with her husband.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

And vice versa, but since he doesn’t indulge in any man-on-man experimentation, the book specifically dismisses lesbianism. Chink; a lascivious guru of yams and yang. View all 38 comments. They are what set her apart from everyone else in town. Add in a disturbingly misogynistic s concept of sexuality women apparently only dabble in lesbianism if there doesn’t happen to be a dick around It gget no surprise that Tom Robbins once again seduces the reader with his ever-intentive ways of expressing life and emotion through words.

But also interesting and hilarious in a way that is ultimately affirming and inspiring no matter what crazy situation you find yourself in. Sissy quickly falls in lust with the leader, Bonanza Jelly Bean.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Summary & Study Guide

This was apparent on Thursday evening, when Jones read from an enclave on Tenth Street known as the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, in what by appearances was once a living room, replete with a fireplace and mantel, a multi-paned front window, and a crowd of attentive readers sitting on folding chairs. View the Lesson Plans. And then again, look at “The Countess.

Or, perhaps, it shouldn’t have been filmed cowgirks all. Though the author does sometimes have a charming way with words, more often than not that cowgirle is overshadowed by his by-now-extremely-dated New Age philosophy and “aren’t-I-a-fantastic-writer?


In our view it clearly draws on dichotomous distinctions between concepts of Nature vs. Relationships on the move – the whole idea of wandering, creating real relationships, and also staying in the present and allowing life to flow as it comes. Sissy is phallic and thus sexually not threatening for men.

Its worth reading- its entertaining at least. To Jones, writing is an act of compassion and communication, and his process not so different from any other task: Connections Featured in At the Movies: Nov 23, Carol Storm rated it it was amazing. Seeing her go on to be desired and successful in life and love, I knew I wanted to be just like her.

A small-town girl with big-time dreams and a quirk to match—hitchhiking her way into your heart, your hopes, and your sleeping bags Just as no man is an island, no beach is totally “owned” by someone.

I chose the back of the seat. Culture, categories traditionally ascribed to female and male spheres respectively.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins

Once Sissy arrives, she is thrust into a conflict between the cowgirls and the leaders of the ranch. The Chink is presented as a hermetic mystic and, at one point. So like, why is that a problem? Robbins, born in in North Carolina and rendered an underground cult figure by his fans, worked at a traveling circus, as a journalist, as an Air Force meteorologist in Korea, as disk jockey, artist and art critic, and even as an actor.

I hate his voice, and I hate his snarky little interjections. Social Concerns And Themes. All of the conflicts, controversies and dilemmas of what it means to be a woman, especially in the absence of men. I think I’d rather read all the sequels to Wicked or something from Hermann Hesse than another Robbins book.


I loved every word. Yet the film does not simply act upon these categories but reinscribes their symbolic meanings and thus blurs their distinctive borders.

Order a print copy direct from us and, if available, you’ll receive the digital edition – FREE! Both these aspects of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues set up relations and interrelations between nature and culture. It will make them realize that we are all individuals, and yet all human. Have fun reading it for yourself, though. Retrieved from ” https: At first her parents and friends cannot get over the size of Sissy’s thumbs. Robbins paints a slew of eccentric characters—the main girl, Sissy Hankshaw, who hitchhikes around with giant thumbs; the Countess, a gay tycoon who has his own line of feminine hygiene products; the happily misnomered Chink, who would rather throw rocks at people than give them the enlightenment they think he has to offer; a Tom Robbins is a pure stylist.

I began to hitchhike in something vlues to geological time: From his second book of short stories, All Aunt Hagar’s YomJones read about temptation in the form of the Devil himself, appearing at a Safeway off Good Hope Road and transformation going blind, literally, in the blink of an eye. The marriage quickly becomes rocky, so Sissy decides to leave for the Dakotas on a business trip.

In person, Jones is humble and unassuming, and he sounds calm and wise, if not quite comfortable speaking in front of a large audience.