Proud Highway

Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307826627

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 720

View: 1581


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.

The proud highway

saga of a desperate Southern gentleman, 1955-1967

Author: Hunter S. Thompson,Douglas Brinkley

Publisher: Villard Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 683

View: 2111


The private, frequently outrageous correspondence of America's outlaw journalist provides a revealing look at Thompson's relationships with Nelson Algren, Norman Mailer, Joan Baez, Charles Kuralt, and many others, from the mid-1950s through 1967. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact on U.S. Policy and Culture [2 volumes]

Author: Jody C. Baumgartner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440854866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 680

View: 2896


This two-volume set surveys the profound impact that political humor and satire have had on American culture and politics over the years, paying special attention to the explosion of political humor in today's wide-ranging and turbulent media environment. • Documents the history of political humor in the United States in all of its many forms, with the bulk of coverage weighted toward contemporary political satire and satirists • Covers writers, cartoonists, radio personalities, television and movie performers, and internet celebrities • Profiles influential television programs, movies, and other forms of entertainment that have made their mark on American politics and culture • Includes a chronology of events

The Global Nomad

Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice

Author: Greg Richards,Julie Wilson

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781873150764

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 8408


Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. Links are drawn between theory and practice, setting backpacking in its wider social, cultural and economic context.

Letters of Note: Volume 1

An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452140863

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

View: 8283


This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Mordant, hilarious, poignant, enlightening—surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, Letters of Note is an instant classic.

American Dreams

Dialogues in U.S. Studies

Author: Ricardo Miguez

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144380701X

Category: Social Science

Page: 435

View: 5242


The scholars included in this collection sought to indicate more contemporary working definitions for the expression "American Dream", or rather Dreams. The multidisciplinary selections come from many countries and represent scholars from different backgrounds. They reflect the current developments and approaches in the field of US Studies and we hope to help broaden the scope of programs in higher education institutions. The chapters are thematically organized in two sections: “Initial Dialogues” and “Comparative Dialogues.” The first one comprises essays that set the foundations for our discussions and intends to familiarize newcomers with the theme. The second section extends the possibilities of working comparatively with the American Dreams and a number of other interdisciplinary fields of interest for US Studies programs.

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: 6126


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.