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Hunter S. Thompson - Author

About the Author

Hunter S. Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937 and died in Colorado in 2005. A full-time writer and journalist, he contributed regularly to a wide variety of publications, but is probably best known for his work as National Affairs correspondent for `Rolling Stone', in which `Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' and `Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail `72' originally appeared. `Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' has been made into a major film, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp. Ralph Steadman is one of Britain's best-known cartoonists and illustrators. His books include `I, Leonardo' and the bestselling illustrated `Animal Farm'.

Featured books by Hunter S. Thompson

Other books by Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson: The Last Interview

Hunter S. Thompson: The Last Interview

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Hunter S. Thompson Gonzo

Hunter S. Thompson Gonzo

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2015

Fear and Loathing in America

Fear and Loathing in America

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2014

This astonishing volume of private correspondence, a critically acclaimed follow-up to The Proud Highway, shows Hunter S. Thompson as brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "e;deliriously entertaining,"e; Rolling Stone called it "e;brilliant beyond description,"e; and the New York Times celebrated its "e;wicked humor and bracing political conviction."e; 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.

Proud Highway

Proud Highway

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2014

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.

Curse of Lono

Curse of Lono

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2014

This enormously eccentric book takes listeners on a crazy journey with renowned gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist's "e;coverage"e; of a news event that ends up being a wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Originally published in 1983, The Curse of Lono features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay for which Hunter S. Thompson became known and loved. This curious book, considered an oddity among Hunter's oeuvre, is a widely sought-after treasure.

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

A compilation of the subversive, important and entertaining writer of Hunter S. Thompson - renowned American writer of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 'It would not do to be found in the desert under these circumstances: firing wildly into the cactus from a car full of drugs...' Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the evolution of the writer of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell's Angels, through his work at the magazine that he helped to put on the map. Jann S. Wenner, Hunter Thompson's editor and friend for nearly thirty-five years, has chosen the pieces, including many never collected before. They show how Thompson's Rolling Stone writing, when taken as a whole, forms an extended, allusive autobiography of the writer himself as he pursues his lifelong obsession, the king-hell story of them all: The Death of the American Dream.

RUM DIARY

RUM DIARY

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2011

The Rum Diary was begun in 1959 by a then-twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson. It was his first novel and he told his friend, the author William Kennedy, that The Rum Diary would "e;in a twisted way...do for San Juan what Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises did for Paris."e; In Paul Kemp, the novel's hero, there are echoes of the young Thompson, who was himself honing his wildly musical writing style as one of the "e;ill-tempered wandering rabble"e; on staff at the San Juan Daily News at the time."e;I share a dark suspicion,"e; Kemp says, "e;that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles -- a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other -- that kept me going."e;The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery & violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. "e;It was a gold rush,"e; says the author. "e;There were naked people everywhere and we all had credit."e;

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2011

Buy the ticket, take the ride, was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home.Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalists friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles that begin with Thompsons infamous run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Party ticket in 1970 and end with his final piece on the Bush-Kerry showdown of 2004. In between is Thompsons remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaigna miracle of journalism under pressureand plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon, his bte noire; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.Woven throughout is selected correspondence between Wenner and Thompson, most of it never before published. It traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, and also presents Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.

The Proud Highway

The Proud Highway

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2011

Before there was Gonzo, there was just plain Hunter -- a precocious, earnest, and occasionally troublesome honor student in Louisville, Kentucky. Before there was Doctor Thompson, there was Airman Thompson -- the military's answer to Grantland Rice, protecting America by covering sports for his Florida base's newspaper. Before there was Fear and Loathing, there was Dow Jones -- that is, Thompson's early reportage for that company's National Observer, which raised the standard for hip and provocative foreign coverage. Before there was Rolling Stone, there were job applications everywhere -- in hopes of being hired by a paper, pretty much any paper, an obsession for the starving writer with expensive tastes in alcohol, nicotine, and room service. In The Proud Highway, readers will find a Hunter S. Thompson they've imagined but never known. With the publication of these extraordinary letters, written from the time of his high school graduation in 1955 through the triumph of his first book, Hell's Angels, in 1966, critics and fans can finally trace the development and maturation of a singular talent, one of our era's most important voices. How Thompson changed the face of contemporary nonfiction -- and of America itself -- is the mesmerizing story of The Proud Highway.

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2005

The best, the fastest, the hippest and the most unorthodox account ever published of the US presidential electoral process in all its madness and corruption. In 1972 Hunter S. Thompson, the creator and king of Gonzo journalism, covered the US presidential campaign for Rolling Stone magazine alongside the establishment newsmen of Washington. The result is a classic piece of subversive reportage and a fantastic ride on the rollercoaster of Hunter's uniquely savage imagination. In his own words, written years before Watergate: `It is Nixon himself who represents that dark, venal and incurably violent side of the American character almost every other country in the world has learned to fear and despise.'

The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2004

Paul Kemp has moved from New York to the steamy heat of Puerto Rico to work at the Daily News. He starts hanging out at Al's Backyard, a local den selling booze and hamburgers to vagrant journalists who are mostly crazy drunks on the verge of quitting. Then he meets Yeamon, whose delectable girlfriend has Kemp stewing in his own lust. But the idle tension that builds up in places where men sweat twenty-four hours a day is reaching a violent breaking point.

Death of a Poet

Death of a Poet

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2000

Previously published in the short story collected Screwjack from legendary Gonzo writer Hunter S Thompson, Death of a Poet chronicles a doomed rendezvous in a Green Bay trailer park. The Packers have lost, and the author's friend"e;a bad drinker and a junkie for mass hysteria"e;has come unhinged. "e;Welcome to the night train."e;

Mescalito

Mescalito

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2000

Capturing the essence of Hunter S. Thompsons Gonzo style, short story Mescalito details his dark and miserably comic first mescaline drug trip. First published in Songs of the Doomed, Mescalito suggests the nascent ideas and energy of Thompsons seminal work on the 60s experience, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. "e;We live in a jungle of pending disasters,"e; the author warns. Alone in a hotel room in Los Angeles in February, 1969, Thompsons alter-ego Duke sustains a fever-pitched bout of paranoia so dark and depraved, it would make most mortals run fastand farfrom this kind of suicidal experimentation.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2000

Hell's Angels

Hell's Angels

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/1999

Rum Diary

Rum Diary

Author: Hunter S. Thompson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/1998

The Rum Diary was begun in 1959 by a then-twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson. It was his first novel and he told his friend, the author William Kennedy, that The Rum Diary would "e;in a twisted way...do for San Juan what Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises did for Paris."e; In Paul Kemp, the novel's hero, there are echoes of the young Thompson, who was himself honing his wildly musical writing style as one of the "e;ill-tempered wandering rabble"e; on staff at the San Juan Daily News at the time."e;I share a dark suspicion,"e; Kemp says, "e;that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles -- a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other -- that kept me going."e;The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery & violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. "e;It was a gold rush,"e; says the author. "e;There were naked people everywhere and we all had credit."e;

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