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

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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

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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

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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.

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: 3802


"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

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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.

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: 6581



Utopia limited

the sixties and the emergence of the postmodern

Author: Marianne DeKoven

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: History

Page: 362

View: 1353


The end of the modern and the emergence of the postmodern in 1960s philosophy, literature, and popular culture.

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: 3835


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: 8858


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)