Gonzo: The Life Of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Jann Wenner,Corey Seymour

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748108491

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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Few American lives are stranger or wilder than that of Hunter S. Thompson. Born a rebel in Kentucky, Thompson spent a lifetime channelling his energy into such landmark works as FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS - and his provocative style revolutionised writing. Now, for the first time ever, Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour have interviewed Thompson's friends, family and colleagues and woven their memories into a brilliant oral biography. From Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger, to Ralph Steadman, to Jack Nicholson, more than 100 members of Thompson's inner circle bring into vivid focus the life of a man who was more complicated and talented than any previous portrait has shown. It's all here: the creative frenzies, the love affairs, the drugs, booze and guns, and, ultimately, the tragic suicide. As Thompson was fond of saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."
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Gonzo Generation

Das Beste der Gonzo-Papers

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641102529

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 2939

Die legendären Gonzo-Reportagen erstmals auf Deutsch Mit seinen Gonzo Papers wurde Hunter S. Thompson zu einem der bedeutendsten Schriftsteller Amerikas. Dieser einmalige Band versammelt jetzt erstmals die besten Reportagen und Artikel aus vier Jahrzehnten schonungslosem Journalismus. Ein absolutes Muss für alle Thompson-Fans! Mit dem Tod von Hunter S. Thompson verlor die Welt nicht nur ihren wohl unbestechlichsten, schonungslosesten und scharfzüngigsten Reporter, sondern auch einen Schriftsteller, der zu den ganz Großen der amerikanischen Literatur gezählt werden muss. Wie niemand vor ihm ging er mit den Verfehlungen, der Doppelmoral und der bigotten Heuchelei der westlichen Gesellschaft ins Gericht. Dieser Band vereint die besten Reportagen des genialen Erfinders des Gonzo-Journalismus aus vier Jahrzehnten unermüdlichen Kampfes gegen ein korruptes, verlogenes System. Von vorderster Front aus berichtet Thompson über die Missstände, denen er auf seinen unzähligen Reisen begegnet. Drogen, Politik, Armut – seine Nachrichten vom Rande des Abgrunds sind aufrüttelnd, erschütternd, aber auch hellsichtig, ätzend komisch und der Beweis für Thompsons großes schriftstellerisches Können.
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Gonzo

The Life of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Corey Seymour,Jann S. Wenner

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316026383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 8648

Few American lives are stranger, more action-packed, or wilder than that of Hunter S. Thompson. Born a rebel in Louisville, Kentucky, Thompson spent a lifetime channeling his energy and insight into such landmark works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - and his singular and provocative style challenged and revolutionized writing. Now, for the first time ever, Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour have interviewed the Good Doctor's friends, family, acquaintances and colleagues and woven their memories into a brilliant oral biography. From Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger to Ralph Steadman to Jack Nicholson to Jimmy Buffett to Pat Buchanan to Marilyn Manson and Thompson's two wives, son, and longtime personal assistant, more than 100 members of Thompson's inner circle bring into vivid focus the life of a man who was even more complicated, tormented, and talented than any previous portrait has shown. It's all here in its uncensored glory: the creative frenzies, the love affairs, the drugs and booze and guns and explosives and, ultimately, the tragic suicide. As Thompson was fond of saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."
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Gonzo-Marketing

nur die Verrückten überleben

Author: Christopher Locke

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827270573

Category:

Page: 288

View: 6380

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GIZMO & GONZO - Zwei Kater außer Rand und Band

Alles auf Anfang

Author: Boris Schmidt

Publisher: Boris Schmidt

ISBN: 3965081780

Category: Religion

Page: 72

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"KATZEN HABEN PERSONAL" – Auch wenn es wissenschaftlich nicht bestätigt ist, ist dieser Satz gentechnischer Bestandteil der Muttermilch bei Katzen. Manchmal etwas mehr, manchmal etwas weniger. Bei Gizmo und Gonzo allerdings könnte man meinen, es sei ein Hauptmerkmal ihrer Rassebeschreibung. Die beiden sind nämlich echte LaPerm-Kater und bilden sich mächtig etwas darauf ein. Schon bei ihrer Geburt im November 2009 nehmen die beiden Stubentiger das Heft des Lebens in die Hand und lassen keinen Zweifel daran aufkommen, dass sie die wichtigsten Lebewesen auf der Erde sind. Als 12 Wochen später dann auch noch ihre ganz persönlichen Dosenöffner in Form von Boris und Beate in ihr Leben treten, ist das Chaos perfekt. Obwohl Boris und Beate vorher schon Katzen hatten, müssen sich die vier nun jeder Menge Fragen und Situationen stellen, auf die sie nicht vorbereitet waren. Verhungert eine Katze, wenn man den Boden des Napfes sieht? Können Mensch und Katze zusammen handwerkliche Arbeiten erledigen? Ist "Dosenöffner" ein Schimpfwort? Boris Schmidt schildert das tägliche Leben mit Gizmo und Gonzo und seiner Frau als Fotocomic auf freche, lustige und humorvolle Weise, ohne den wichtigsten Aspekt aus den Augen zu verlieren: Ein Zuhause ohne Katze ist eben nur eine Wohnung.
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Warten auf Gonzo

Author: Dave Cousins

Publisher: Verlag Freies Geistesleben

ISBN: 3772541372

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 303

View: 7781

Oz ist immer für einen Lacher zu haben. Es ist wirklich nicht seine Schuld, dass manche Leute so humorlos sind. Doch bei einem seiner Scherze geht der Schuss nach hinten los, und er setzt eine Kette von Ereignissen in Gang, die in ein einziges Durcheinander münden. Man muss es tatsächlich erlebt haben, wie Oz versucht, den Schaden zu begrenzen – auf seine eigene, einzigartige Weise. Oder anders ausgedrückt: Jeder kann einen Fehler machen, aber um alles zu versauen, muss man ein Genie sein. Auch seine größere Schwester Meg zieht Oz nicht aus dem Schlamassel – doch dann bekommt sie selbst ein Problem. Eines, das von Tag zu Tag größer wird ...
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Gonzo

The Art

Author: Ralph Steadman

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9780753807262

Category: English wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 208

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Waiting for Gonzo

Author: Dave Cousins

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 0192745476

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Meet Oz ...he's got a talent for trouble but his heart's always in the right place (well, nearly always). Uprooted from his friends and former life, Oz finds himself stranded in the sleepy village of Slowleigh. When a joke backfires on the first day at his new school, Oz attracts the attention of Isobel Skinner, the school psycho - but that's just the beginning. After causing an accident that puts his mum in hospital, Oz isn't exactly popular at home either. His older sister's no help, but then she's got a problem of her own ...one that's growing bigger by the day. Oz knows he's got to put things right, but life isn't that simple, especially when the only people still talking to you are a hobbit-obsessed kid and a voice in your own head! Packed with action, heart and humour, Waiting for Gonzo takes you for a white-knuckle ride on the Wheel of Destiny as it careers out of control down the Hillside of Inevitability. The question is, do you go down laughing? Or grit your teeth and jump off?
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Gonzo Republic

Hunter S. Thompson's America

Author: William Stephenson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441163425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Gonzo Republic looks at Hunter S. Thompson's complex relationship with America. Thompson was a patriot but also a stubborn individualist. Stephenson examines the whole range of Thompson's work, from his early reporting from the South American client states of the USA in the 1960s to his twenty-first-century internet columns on sport, politics and 9/11. Stephenson argues that Thompson inhabited, but was to some extent reacting against, the tradition of American individualism begun by the Founding Fathers and continued by Emerson and Thoreau. Thompson sought out the edge-the threshold of chaos and insanity-in order to define himself. His characters enact the same quest, travelling through the surreal landscape of his literary America: the Gonzo Republic.
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Gonzo

Author: Candace Blevins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533080042

Category:

Page: 416

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Gonzo has not only had to come to terms with the loss of his entire family, but he also barely survived being shot in the chest multiple times while still a human, and was then later turned into a werewolf during a vicious attack while hiking as he tried to put his life back together. Constance has had her own losses to deal with, and while nowhere near as bad as Gonzo's, they've left a mark on her as well. She's determined to live her life without a partner though, because her two sexual experiences in college convinced her she's asexual. Gonzo's a biker people cross the road to avoid, while Constance has multiple doctorate degrees and works as a research scientist for a leading pharmaceutical firm. Gonzo doesn't trust women, Constance has no use for men - and yet they're going to find themselves working toward the same goals. Can they form a team to do what needs to be done?
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Gonzo

A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Will Bingley

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419702426

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 180

View: 4338

Hunter S. Thompson was publicly branded a bum, a thief, a liar, an addict, and a freak. This is a story that charts the now legendary adventures that birthed Gonzo Journalism and catapulted Thompson iconic status.
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Gonzo Judaism

A Bold Path for Renewing an Ancient Faith

Author: Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822313

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Here is a book that is both clarion call for a new Jewish agenda and a blueprint for an adventurous but genuine path toward spiritual growth and religious wisdom. Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein, founder and Rabbi Emeritus of The New Shul in New York City, says that most conventional Jewish institutions are out-of-touch and have relied too much on nostalgia, guilt, and fear—none of which resonate with modern Jews. He challenges Jews to adopt the "gonzo" spirit—the rebellious, risk-taking attitude associated with the gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson—and to take creative, innovative steps to reshape and revitalize contemporary Judaism. Goldstein urges readers to take a fresh look at Judaism, to become educated about its history and tradition, to discover what is authentic, yet what also feels spiritually relevant and meaningful, and to create a Jewish culture and community rooted in affirmation, joy, and celebration. He provides a wealth of information on numerous organizations, institutions, synagogues, grassroots groups, and networks that can help get you started on the gonzo path. To learn more about the author, visit his website at www.nilesgoldstein.com.
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Black Alert at Gonzo Station

Author: Julian Hudson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452072807

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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Admiral Pat Swanson becomes the ultimate detective when the largest and most modern fighting ship afloat, the Aircraft Carrier USNS George Washington, goes dead in the water just off the entrance to the Persian Gulf. With mis-information and red-herrings at every turn, the Admiral nevertheless manages to discover who the real perpetrators are, captures the device and puts the culprits behind bars, all in just one day! Search with Swanson through the myriad of intelligence and electronic data, spot the clues and solve the puzzle before time runs out. He knows this is not just a matter of life and death but, if not contained, one that could change the future policy of Naval design forever.
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The Gonzo Way

Author: Anita Thompson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145873644X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 116

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Hunter S. Thompson was an apt observer of the American scene for almost four decades, the founding father of ''Gonzo Journalism,'' and an inspiration to many. Through his writings, he examined the loss of American innocence in the latter part of the twentieth century and, as a ''bull that carried his own china shop around with him,'' was never afraid to confront the truth head-on. In The Gonzo Way, Anita Thompson explores the legacy of her late husband and shares insights from his unique approach to writing, politics, and life. She pays tribute to him through her own words and through interviews with those who knew him best, including Tom Wolfe, George McGovern, and Douglas Brinkley. With elegant prose and entertaining anecdotes, she reveals a Hunter S. Thompson who was much more than a mere embodiment of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Anita Thompson began working as Hunter's assistant in 1999, and four years later they were married. She continues to work in Hunter's stead on Owl Farm in the little town of Woody Creek outside Aspen, Colorado, publishing The Woody Creeker magazine. She is currently attending Columbia University in New York.
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Kingdom of Gonzo

Interviews

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893201587

Category:

Page: 254

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Fear and Loathing Worldwide

Gonzo Journalism Beyond Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Robert Alexander,Christine Isager

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501333933

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 8445

For more than 40 years, the radically subjective style of participatory journalism known as Gonzo has been inextricably associated with the American writer Hunter S. Thompson. Around the world, however, other journalists approach unconventional material in risky ways, placing themselves in the middle of off-beat stories, and relate those accounts in the supercharged rhetoric of Gonzo. In some cases, Thompson's influence is apparent, even explicit; in others, writers have crafted their journalistic provocations independently, only later to have that work labelled "Gonzo." In either case, Gonzo journalism has clearly become an international phenomenon. In Fear and Loathing Worldwide, scholars from fourteen countries discuss writers from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australia, whose work bears unmistakable traces of the mutant Gonzo gene. In each chapter, "Gonzo" emerges as a powerful but unstable signifier, read and practiced with different accents and emphases in the various national, cultural, political, and journalistic contexts in which it has erupted. Whether immersed in the Dutch crack scene, exploring the Polish version of Route 66, following the trail of the 2014 South African General Election, or committing unspeakable acts on the bus to Turku, the writers described in this volume are driven by the same fearless disdain for convention and profound commitment to rattling received opinion with which the "outlaw journalist" Thompson scorched his way into the American consciousness in the 1960s, '70s, and beyond.
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Generation of Swine: The Gonzo Papers 2

Author: Hunter S Thompson

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1743296088

Category: Humor

Page: 304

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Gonzo Papers vol. 2 Most smart people tend to feel queasy when the conversation turns to things like certain death and total failure and the idea of a doomed generation. But not me. I am comfortable with these themes. Hunter S. Thompson, celebrated author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, has been writing a weekly column for the San Francisco Examiner for the last two years. Those columns are collected here to offer a chronicle of the adventures of a Generation of Swine. The incomparable Dr Gonzo has journeyed no small distance in search of intelligent life and reports back, instead, on the demented state of current events. He keeps tabs on the 1998 presidential race, quotes from the Bible (reference books in hotel rooms are supplied exclusively by the Gideons) and asks why the President appears to be a hundred and twenty-eight years old.
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Ein Hund ist ein Herz auf vier Beinen

Wie Gonzo meine Angst verjagte

Author: Tanja Buburas,Shirley Michaela Seul

Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig

ISBN: 3485061093

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 2002

Ein Hund - der beste Therapeut! Schritt für Schritt zurück ins Leben - ein liebevoller Therapiehund schafft, was weder Psychoanalyse noch Klinikaufenthalt vermochten: Tanja Buburas kann sich von ihrer sieben Jahre dauernden Angststörung befreien und seit Wochen zum ersten Mal ihre Wohnung verlassen. Mit dem einfühlsamen Hund Gonzo an ihrer Seite kämpft sie sich Meter um Meter in ihr altes Leben zurück, fasst zunehmend Vertrauen zu sich und auch zu anderen und kann schließlich ihren Alltag wieder bewältigen. Eindrucksvoll und sehr offen schildert sie ihren Weg aus der Dunkelheit, die oft lustigen Therapiemethoden ihres Hundes und ihre tiefe Dankbarkeit fürs Leben.
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Ancient Gonzo Wisdom

Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 412

View: 6813

Provides intimate details about and insights into the life of the eccentric writer and subject of The Gonzo Way through a collection of stories and interviews telling of Thompson's many unique experiences, including receiving a beating from the Hells Angels and running for the position of sheriff of Aspen. Original.
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