Writing Techniques in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

This Study Guide consists of approximately 40 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.
This section contains 117 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Study Guide

Robbins divides his novel in 121 short sections which contain an assortment of jokes, puns, metaphors, and word play, designed to amuse the reader on each page. His ability as a humorist is widely acknowledged. The novel itself is picaresque, Sissy and the whooping cranes serving as the greatest exponents of the freedom of movement Robbins professes. At the end of the novel, Robbins presents a special bonus parable in which Confucius, Buddha, and Christ fail to find sweetness in a jar of vinegar, the emblem of life, but Pan and his fertile woman accomplice find sweetness — offering a final clear example of the failure of both eastern and western religion to bring mankind happiness.

(read more)

This section contains 117 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Study Guide
Copyrights
Gale
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook