Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson
University Press of Mississippi, Jun 1, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 211 pages
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.
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