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Tom Robbins' "Pop-Baroque" Style of Writing.

Novelist Tom Robbins. His latest book "Skinny Legs and All," (Bantam Books) involves a young Virginia artist, Ellen Cherry, who moves to New York to pursue an art career and ends up a waitress at Isaac & Ishmael's, a restaurant owned by an Arab and a Jew which sits across the street from the United Nations. Other characters of note: Salome, the teenage belly dancer, and some magical objects: a conch, a stick, a sock, a can o'beans, and a spoon. Robbins' other novels include: "Another Roadside Attraction," "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," "Still Life with Woodpecker," and "Jitterbug Perfume."

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Other segments from the episode on April 11, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 11, 1990: Interview with Edward Villella; Review of Pablo Casals' album "Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat, K. 364 ; Divertimento in E-Flat, K. 563"; Interview with Tom…

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