— Tony Vigorito American writer 1950
Context: Forty-odd years ago, there was a countercultural moment, a brief, shining moment, as it were, when the eyes of a generation glimpsed the Eden beneath the veil. However fleeting was this paradise, or however harsh has been its repression, its light nonetheless inspired a rowdy cohort of artists to carry its torch into the future. Tom Robbins is one of these unruly pioneers, and his frequently bestselling novels are so saturated in an uncontainable joie de vivre that they have remained virtually required reading throughout the years and decades since their initial publication.
"The Syntax of Sorcery: An Interview with Tom Robbins" (2012) http://realitysandwich.com/150587/syntax_sorcery_interview_tom_robbins/ in Reality Sandwich.