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    The Creative Genius of Tom Robbins

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    If Samuel Johnson were alive today he would most certainly marvel at the longevity of his unlikely literary creation-the novel. Of course, Johnson might have also been equally impressed by the creative genius of Tom Robbins who put pen to paper and transformed verbs, nouns, and adjectives into an appealing tale of religiosity, world affairs and art while steadfastly conforming to Johnson's credo that "the books we read with pleasure are light compositions which contain a quick succession of

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    Tom Robbins' Jitterbug Perfume

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    Tom Robbins' Jitterbug Perfume In his 1984 novel Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins presents a narrative that rivals the often fantastical tales told in myth. Using classical mythology as a foundation, and, in particular, providing a loose adaptation of The Odyssey by Homer, Robbins updates and modifies characters and concepts in an effort to reinforce the importance of the journey of life and the discovery of self. Like the ancient myth-makers, Robbins commands the reader’s attention with outrageous

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    Essay On Tony Robbins

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    Tony Robbins How He Changed the World Caroline Kothari Mr. Gelman A team 5/14/14 “What has changed my life is dancing. Through TR I have discovered the art of dancing with my fears and embracing them as a partner to be challenged by not struggled against. In allowing the natural flow of my emotions I can experience anything as a subdued Waltz or as technical as Tango or as fun as Jitter Bug.The truth of being who I am, of being my authentic self to expand and grow is amazingly empowering,” says

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    Perspectives in Tom Robbins' Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Literary works are always affected by the times and places in which they are written. Those crafted in Western America often reflect conflicts that occurred between advancing civilization and the free spirited individual. The 1970’s was a particularly popular time for authors to introduce new ideas for living in the modern world. There are few authors who captured the essence and feeling of culture quite like Tom Robbins. Robbins comments on the

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    The True Significance of Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins In his review of Tom Robbins' Skinny Legs and All entitled "Through Salome's Veils to Ultimate Cognition", Tom Clark expressed his dichotomy of opinions regarding the author's style and also the author's message. Although I agree with Mr. Clark in several aspects, I believe he overlooked the true significance of Skinny Legs and All. Clark accurately described Robbins as an extremely clever writer, but unfortunately also

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    Feminism in Tom Robbins’ Even Cowgirls Get the Blues In the novel, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins, Sissy Hankshaw is a young woman who gets introduced to the world via hitchhiking. From the beginning of the novel, Sissy’s sexuality is foreshadowed. She goes with her mother to see a psychic, Madame Zoe. When asked if Sissy will ever get married, Madame Zoe replies, "There is most clearly a marriage. A husband, no doubt about it, though he is years away…There are children, too. Five

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    you've probably heard of Global Warming--it's everywhere. But just the thought of ice cream having an impact on the environment is pretty outrageous. The information below will reveal the carbon footprint of two different ice cream companies--Baskin Robbins versus Ben and Jerry's. There will be an explantion of how those numbers were found and a clear graph of the carbon difference between the two businesses. There will also be some suggestions that the ice cream companies could use to help offset

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    War of the Rats

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    War of the Rats War of the Rats, written by David L. Robbins, and the movie Stalingrad, directed by Joseph Vilsmaier, are two excellent sources to be used in furthering one’s understanding of the second world war and specifically the battle of Stalingrad. Both of these sources cover generally the same material. They both are dramas about the battle of Stalingrad, yet each has their own unique perspective upon the war. These two sources can be used together to increase one’s knowledge on the

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    Poverty Among Women

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    greatly contribute to whether or not one will be subject to a life of poverty. In Cultural Anthropology: A Problem Based Approach, Robbins discusses the book Women and Children Last by Ruth Sidel in which Sidel draws a comparison between the Titanic and American society in the 1980's. "Both were gleaming symbols of wealth that placed women and children at a disadvantage" (Robbins, 239). When the Titanic went down that night, the women and children traveling first and second-class were the first to be saved

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    Organisational Behaviour and Motivation

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    effectiveness.' (Robbins and Millet and Cacioppe and Waters-Marsh, 1998, p.10). An important area within organisational behaviour is motivation. Herzberg describes the main problem in business practice is, 'How do I get an employee to do what I want him to do' (1991, p.13) Motivation is a word that is used to describe how eager a person is to complete a task. 'Motivation is the set of processes that arouse, direct and maintain human behaviour towards attaining a goal' (Robbins et al., 1998, p.199)

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