Fear and Loathing in America

The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408861933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

View: 5713

Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S. Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of private correspondence, the highly anticipated follow-up to THE PROUD HIGHWAY. Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado, creating the seminal road book FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, twisting political reporting to new heights for ROLLING STONE and making sense of it all in the landmark FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years addressed to authors and friends, enemies, editors and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe and Kurt Vonnegut - is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.

DJ Culture in the Mix

Power, Technology, and Social Change in Electronic Dance Music

Author: Bernardo Attias,Anna Gavanas,Hillegonda Rietveld

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623564379

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 2752

The DJ stands at a juncture of technology, performance and culture in the increasingly uncertain climate of the popular music industry, functioning both as pioneer of musical taste and gatekeeper of the music industry. Together with promoters, producers, video jockeys (VJs) and other professionals in dance music scenes, DJs have pushed forward music techniques and technological developments in last few decades, from mashups and remixes to digital systems for emulating vinyl performance modes. This book is the outcome of international collaboration among academics in the study of electronic dance music. Mixing established and upcoming researchers from the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Australia and Brazil, the collection offers critical insights into DJ activities in a range of global dance music contexts. In particular, chapters address digitization and performativity, as well as issues surrounding the gender dynamics and political economies of DJ cultures and practices.

Who’s afraid of...?

Facets of Fear in Anglophone Literature and Film

Author: Marion Gymnich

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3847000500

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

View: 3414

Fear in its many facets appears to constitute an intriguing and compelling subject matter for writers and screenwriters alike. The contributions address fictional representations and explorations of fear in different genres and different periods of literary and cultural history. The topics include representations of political violence and political fear in English Renaissance culture and literature; dramatic representations of fear and anxiety in English Romanticism; the dramatic monologue as an expression of fears in Victorian society; cultural constructions of fear and empathy in George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda (1876) and Jonathan Nasaw’s Fear Itself (2003); facets of children’s fears in twentieth- and twenty-first-century stream-of-consciousness fiction; the representation of fear in war movies; the cultural function of horror film remakes; the expulsion of fear in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go and fear and nostalgia in Mohsin Hamid’s post-9/11 novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

Angst und Schrecken im Wahlkampf

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641172144

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 2385

Zwölf Monate aus dem Leben des legendären Gonzojournalisten 1972 hat Hunter S. Thompson die Tour des amerikanischen Präsidentschaftswahlkampfes begleitet und in diesem Buch schonungslos Bilanz gezogen. Er enthüllt die Intrigen hinter den Kulissen des Wahlkampfes und entlarvt dabei die Mechanismen des politischen Machtkampfes. Ein kritisches Statement, das noch immer Gültigkeit hat.

The rum diary


Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453503830


Page: 283

View: 8924


Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: William McKeen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393249115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 5911

"Gets it all in: the boozing and drugging…but also the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency." —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his magazine pieces and revelatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In Outlaw Journalist, the famous inventor of Gonzo journalism is portrayed as never before. Through in-depth interviews with Thompson’s associates, William McKeen gets behind the drinking and the drugs to show the man and the writer—one who was happy to be considered an outlaw and for whom the calling of journalism was life.

Concise Major 21st-Century Writers

A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors

Author: Tracey L. Matthews

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787675448

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 5

View: 8938

A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today's most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.



Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936738155


Page: 58

View: 5414


Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

View: 2479


Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Hunter S. Thompson,Beef Torrey,Kevin Simonson

Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781934110768

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

View: 438

In 1971, the outlandish originator of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) commandeered the international literary limelight with his best-selling, comic masterpieceFear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Following his 1966 debutHell's Angels, Thompson displayed an uncanny flair for inserting himself into the epicenter of major sociopolitical events of our generation. His audacious, satirical, ranting screeds on American culture have been widely read and admired. Whether in books, essays, or collections of his correspondence, his raging and incisive voice and writing style are unmistakable.Conversations with Hunter S. Thompsonis the first compilation of selected personal interviews that traces the trajectory of his prolific and much-publicized career. These engaging exchanges reveal Thompson's determination, self-indulgence, energy, outrageous wit, ire, and passions as he discusses his life and work.Beef Torrey is the editor ofConversations with Thomas McGuaneand co-editor of the forthcomingJim Harrison: A Comprehensive Bibliography. Kevin Simonson has been published inSPIN,Rolling Stone,Village Voice, andHustler.

Racism on Trial

The Chicano Fight for Justice

Author: Ian Haney-López

Publisher: Belknap Press


Category: Law

Page: 324

View: 1131

The author, a professor of law at the University of California, recalls the 1968 "Chicano Power" demonstrations that changed the face of the Mexican-American community in California. (History)

Der Fluch des Lono

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641071356

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 688

Endlich! Hunter S. Thompsons legendäres Meisterwerk jetzt in deutscher Sprache Hunter S. Thompson erhält den Auftrag, über den Honolulu-Marathon zu berichten: für ihn in erster Linie ein bezahlter Urlaub. Doch wie immer bei Thompson entwickelt sich die Reise zu einem durchgeknallten Trip, in den neben dem Marathon-Wahnsinn auch Surfer, Orkane, ein Riesen-Marlin und natürlich der hawaiianische Gott Lono irgendwie verwickelt sind. Der König des Gonzo-Journalismus beweist einmal mehr seine Meisterschaft: ein halluzinogenes Vergnügen.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: M-Z

Author: William L. O'Neill

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780684312224

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 650

View: 4380

Presents 647 brief biographies of notable figures who were active in the 1960s, summarizing each figure's family history, education, occupation, cause of death, achievements, and legacy.

Current Contents

Arts & humanities

Author: Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 8195


I Am a Follower

The Way, Truth, and Life of Following Jesus

Author: Leonard Sweet

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0849949165

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 2066

“FOLLOW ME.” These two words echo the heart-defining call of our Lord Jesus Christ to his disciples. Sadly, this life-changing invitation has lost much of its original meaning. Immersed in a society that worships success, we have succumbed to a trendyfixation with leadership. In I Am a Follower, author Leonard Sweet explains how Christians in a twenty-first-century corporate-obsessed culture have shifted away from a Jesus art of following toward a popularized form of leading. Through a colorful mélange of practical applications, imaginative metaphors, and probing biblical exposition based in gospel truth, Sweet reveals that the summons of Jesus and the message of the New Testament point clearly to an emphasis not on imitation but on incarnation, not on leading but on following. Join Sweet on an exciting and intentional journey from leadership cult to followership culture. Discover for yourself the way, the truth, and the abundantlife of following Jesus Christ and what it truly means to “Follow Me”! “At times I felt like I was reading Jeremiah, challenging the shepherds of Israel. This is a much needed and long overdue book.”—BOB ROBERTS, senior pastor, Northwood Church “If there was ever a leader who could convince me that it’s really never been about leading, that would have to be Len Sweet. May we all, like Len, become followers.”—MARK BATTERSON, lead pastor, National Community Church

The Media of Mass Communication

Author: John Vivian

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205477531

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

View: 5951

This up-to-date, engaging presentation of the mass media helps readers use the media to teach the media and explore its excitement, complexity, and impact on our lives. Widely praised for his ability to make learning interesting, Vivian's story-telling style excites readers as they explore the ever-changing subject of mass communication. "The Media of Mass Communication "places a strong emphasis on the challenges of today's media while building on its extensive coverage of media history, effects, technology, and culture. The coverage of media literacy, at the core of Vivian's text since the first edition, has been enhanced with two new features that push students to think critically. The three part-organization-the media, media messages, and media issues-provides a framework for readers to understand the big picture behind today's media issues. "Media Technology" boxes demystify the techo-changes rampant in today's media; "Media People" boxes profile key figures in media industries; "Media Databank" boxes display media facts and data; "Media Timeline" boxes place key media events in historical perspective; "Media Online" boxes provide URLs for related Web sites. Media literacy, global mass media, media effects, radio, TV, film, books, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, media entertainment, media ethics, media law, public relations, advertising, Anyone interested in the media (movies, journalism, film, broadcasting, newspapers, books, etc.) or anyone interested in pursuing a career in those fields.

My favorite color is red

experiments with lines, 1999-2005

Author: Derek Fenner

Publisher: Bootstrap Productions


Category: Poetry

Page: 297

View: 6533

Poetry. Art. "If Derek Fenner were a machine I'd call him the Peculiar Anomalous Singular Main Frame that factors sequences of instructions from every corner of American Avant Culture. But Derek Fenner is not a machine, he is a compassionate human whose work--whose works--as a publisher, artist, teacher, and poet--dive into the crossroad of that which is absurd about America and that which makes it beautiful--its car rust and small town newspapers and street life and television screen faces and generations of stealthy cults of bookish Blakean-Warholian basement dwellers. He drives his work with the fuel of Wallace Berman's precept--art is love is god--what more can a reader ask for?"--Lisa Jarnot.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3491


Kleine grüne Männchen


Author: Christopher Buckley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442445424


Page: 381

View: 7569