Fear and Loathing in America The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976 (Paperback)
|Author: Hunter S./ Brinkley Thompson|
|Letters spanning the years between 1968 and 1976 highlight the authors biting wit, scary powers of observation, and encounters with such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut. *Author: Thompson, Hunter S./ Brinkley, Douglas *Series Title: Gonzo Letters *Subtitle: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976 *Publication Date: 2001/12/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50|
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Letters spanning the years between 1968 and 1976 highlight the author's biting wit, scary powers of observation, and encounters with such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut.Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S. Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of his private correspondence, the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description"; and The New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction."
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 the author's 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.
Hunter Thompson, whose trademark Gonzo journalism ironically portrayed the chaos of an age, wrote these witty letters between 1968 and 1976.
"Thompson's reportage has an impressionistic side--for which his fans, including this one, are profoundly grateful. These untidy letters are welcome, showing us as they do a great American original in his lair." - Christopher Buckley 12/10/00 Entertainment Weekly
"[A]s he wrote to Tom Wolfe on Oct. 26, 1968, Thompson was after what F. Scott Fitzgerald called 'the high white note,' and this collection is a symphony of such celestial peaks of excitement, humor, and wisdom." - Troy Patterson 01/12/2001