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Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone : The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson - Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson


Published: 6th September 2012
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This is the king of gonzo journalism's most scorching, original and inspired work for Rolling Stone, showing a writer's evolution at the magazine that he helped put on the map. From Thompson's first piece - on his infamous run for sheriff of Aspen in 1970 on the Freak Party platform - to his last essay on the Kerry/Bush showdown in 2004, via portraits of Nixon, Watergate, Vietnam and Muhammad Ali, this volume also includes some articles not previously collected, as well as correspondence between Thompson and his friend and editor Jann S. Wenner. The result is a vital portrait of a writer as he pursues his lifelong obsession: The Death of the American Dream.

Edited with an Introduction by Jann S. Wenner

'Glorious . . . wave upon wave of wild, ferocious, perfectly rendered prose . . . Thompson changed the meaning of journalism.' Wall Street Journal

'The great comic writer of the twentieth century.' Tom Wolfe

Angry, prophetic, full of vitality and enormously funny [Praise for Kingdom of Fear] Guardian Absolutely brilliant ... Hunter S. Thompson has more fire and righteous outrage than most journalists half his age. Hard truths about America conveyed with tremendous wit [Praise for Kingdom of Fear] -- Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation The fear and loathing have never seemed more apt ... he's still raging against the machine [Praise for Kingdom of Fear] Literary Review Fantastic ... I don't think anyone else in print has called George Bush a whore beast [Praise for Kingdom of Fear] Newsnight Review

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson is one of the great cultural figures of his generation. His writing spawned a whole genre (Gonzo journalism) and a myriad of imitators, but he remained the first and the finest - a cult figure whose legacy and influence lives on.

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ISBN: 9780241960417
ISBN-10: 024196041X
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 6th September 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1