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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

By: Hunter S. Thompson, Jann S. Wenner (Editor), Paul Scanlon (Introduction by)

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A definitive, hand-picked selection of Hunter S. Thompson’s finest pieces ever published in Rolling Stone the magazine that he helped to put on the map in the 1970s.

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the evolution of a writer and a magazine. Jann S. Wenner, Hunter Thompson’s editor and friend for nearly thirty-five years, has selected the pieces including many never collected before to show Hunter’s Rolling Stone writing, when taken as a whole, as an extended, allusive autobiography of the writer himself pursuing his lifelong obsession, the king-hell story of them all: The Death of the American Dream.

From Hunter’s first piece for Rolling Stone the story of his infamous run for sheriff of Aspen in 1970 on the Freak Party platform to his last piece on the Kerry/Bush showdown in 2004, with plenty of Nixon, Watergate, Vietnam, Muhammad Ali, and Bill Clinton woven in along the way, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone presents forty-two examples of the best of Hunter’s work edited anew, along with never-before-seen selections from the correspondence between Wenner and Thompson. The result is a vital inside glimpse of the rollicking spectacle of a writer at his peak, delivering the work of his career to the editor of the magazine that became his literary home.

About the Author

Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louiscille, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 and The Rum Diary. He died in 2005.

"At his best he has the kind of trenchant, mordant wit of H. L. Mencken and Mark Twain." --Houston Chronicle

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: 9781439165959
ISBN-10: 1439165955
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 573
Published: 25th October 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.622 x 16.51  x 4.318
Weight (kg): 0.82