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.
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Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson

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

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781934110775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

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This compilation of selected personal interviews traces the trajectory of Thompson's prolific and much-publicized career. These engaging exchanges reveal his determination, self-indulgence, energy, outrageous wit, ire, and passions, as he discusses his life and work.
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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

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"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.
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Proud Highway

Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307826627

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 720

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Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez--not to mention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper editors--Thompson vividly catches the tenor of the times in 1960s America and channels it all through his own razor-sharp perspective. Passionate in their admiration, merciless in their scorn, and never anything less than fascinating, the dispatches of The Proud Highway offer an unprecedented and penetrating gaze into the evolution of the most outrageous raconteur/provocateur ever to assault a typewriter.
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The Great Shark Hunt

Strange Tales from a Strange Time

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743250450

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 602

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Brings together a selection of the legendary American journalist's articles on subjects ranging from the Super Bowl to Watergate, from Hemingway to Brando, and from sharks to drugs.
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The Mutineer

Rants, Ravings, and Missives from the Mountaintop 1977-2005

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780684873176

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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The third and final collection of literary legend Hunter S. Thompson's previously unpublished letters bears witness to his final years (1976-2005).
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Happy Birthday, Jack Nicholson

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141022437

Category: Journalists

Page: 54

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Every book tells a story . . . And the 70 titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth and quality that formed part of the original Penguin vision in 1935 and that continue to define our publishing today. Together, they tell one version of the unique story of Penguin Books. High priest of hedonism and godfather of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson was renowned for his counterculture masterpiece Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which described his chemical-addled adventures in 1970s America. Taken from Thompson's brilliantly entertaining autobiography, Kingdom of Fear - the last book published before his death earlier this year - these pieces provide a hilarious but now also painful insight into the life and the mind of a true literary outlaw.
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The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

It's a Mad World

Author: Jeff Birkenstein,Anna Froula,Karen Randell

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850387

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Terry Gilliam has been making movies for more than forty years, and this volume analyzes a selection of his thrilling directorial work, from his early films with Monty Python to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus (2009). The frenetic genius, auteur, and social critic continues to create indelible images on screen--if, that is, he can get funding for his next project. Featuring eleven original essays from an international group of scholars, this collection argues that when Gilliam makes a movie, he goes to war: against Hollywood caution and convention, against American hyper-consumerism and imperial militarism, against narrative vapidity and spoon-fed mediocrity, and against the brutalizing notion and cruel vision of the "American Dream."
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