EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES, INSCRIBED BY ROBBINS
ROBBINS, Tom. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. Octavo, original half white cloth, original dust jacket. $1300.
First edition of Robbins’ second novel, an “extravagantly playful road romance” (Washington Post), boldly inscribed on the title page, “Joy! Tom Robbins.”
“Having gained a cult following for his first novel, Another Roadside Attraction (1971), Robbins achieved his biggest popular success with this picaresque novel… Reviewer Ann Cameron calls its zany humor ‘a brilliant affirmation of private visions and private wishes and the power to transform life and death” (Chronology of American Literature). Gus Van Sant adapted the novel for the screen in 1993; he directed, Uma Thurman starred and Robbins narrated.
Book fine with minor bump to spine foot, dust jacket with small chip to fold of spine foot and very light soiling to top edge of rear panel. A very nearly fine inscribed copy.