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Robert Jacoby

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I'm a poet, novelist, memoirist, and diarist. My poetry and short works have appeared in more than 20 literary magazines, most recently The 2River View, Sleet Magazine, and Slow Trains. (My recently published work is available from my website at Robert-Jacoby.com.) I've published two books, a novel, There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes (2012), and a memoir (by interview), Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales (2011). The book's website is escaping-from-reality.com and has audio clips of the interviews, an FAQ, and more. Besides keeping writer’s sketchbooks, which contain ideas and notes for poems, portions of novels, and other works, I've kept personal notebooks. Since 1985 I've ...more


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They lop Christian heads.
The world says ISIS is wrong.
Who are we to judge.
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Robert Jacoby is starting Paradise Lost: The first time I tried I got about one-fourth of the way through. This time I'm determined.
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I read this book in conjunction with the Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell, just for kicks. My copy of The Tao of Pooh came from my mother's bookshelf; when she died several years ago this was one of the few books I kept that was hers.

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(Background: Over a couple of decades' time I planned to read the scriptures of the world's great religions/philosophies. I started with my own, reading the Bible in two different translations--first the Hebrew-Greek Word Study Bible by Spiros Zodhia ...more
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“Everyone uses their own dictionary.”
Robert Jacoby, There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes

“The human race puzzles me, with striving for freedom, and then basically just giving it away.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

“An interesting captain on there, McNamara. Th e United States Lines had three captains. Every company had their captains that were notorious, and U.S. Lines had McNamara. Later on, McNamara, he dies, and the Wilmington Union Hall for Masters, Mates and Pilots—cuz he was captain, he would come out of that hall—they had a party
when he died. Baked a cake.
It wasn’t every day you got to lose one like him.
Some people took this more seriously than others is the only way I can phrase this.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

“Perceptive observers saw civilization thinned to a mere veneer, with barbarism surging just beneath the surface, straining for release.”
Bruce Brander, Staring Into Chaos: Explorations in the Decline of Western Civilization

“Everyone uses their own dictionary.”
Robert Jacoby, There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes

“The way I always kind of look at it: everything’s important and nothing’s important. If you’re gonna have a drama, have it over something that’s worth the time. Some people take it more seriously than others, like a Lowell. But we all end up the same.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

“The human race puzzles me, with striving for freedom, and then basically just giving it away.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

“An interesting captain on there, McNamara. Th e United States Lines had three captains. Every company had their captains that were notorious, and U.S. Lines had McNamara. Later on, McNamara, he dies, and the Wilmington Union Hall for Masters, Mates and Pilots—cuz he was captain, he would come out of that hall—they had a party
when he died. Baked a cake.
It wasn’t every day you got to lose one like him.
Some people took this more seriously than others is the only way I can phrase this.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

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