Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

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Author: William McKeen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393249115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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“Gets it all in: the boozing and drugging . . . but also the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his magazine pieces and revelatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In Outlaw Journalist, the famous inventor of Gonzo journalism is portrayed as never before. Through in-depth interviews with Thompson’s associates, William McKeen gets behind the drinking and the drugs to show the man and the writer—one who was happy to be considered an outlaw and for whom the calling of journalism was life.

When the going gets weird

the twisted life and times of Hunter S. Thompson :a very unauthorized biography

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Author: Peter O. Whitmer

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

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A look at the life and lunacy of the well-known journalist traces the people and events that shaped Thompson's life, describing his troubled Kentucky childhood, his life in New York City in the 1950s, his encounters with Kesey and others, and his writing.

Fear and Loathing in America

The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist

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Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

View: 7274

From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of Thompson’s private correspondence is 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.

Der Bang-Bang Club

Schnappschüsse von einem versteckten Krieg

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Author: Greg Marinovich,Joao Silva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783884234877

Category:

Page: 360

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Generation of Swine

The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist

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Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126895

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7469

From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back. Generation of Swine collects hundreds of columns from the infamous journalist’s 1980s tenure at the San Francisco Examiner. Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best—covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN—24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson—eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.

Culture Wars

An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices

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Author: Roger Chapman

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765622505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

View: 6934

A collection of letters from a cross-section of Japanese citizens to a leading Japanese newspaper, relating their experiences and thoughts of the Pacific War.

Hell's Angels

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Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364109724X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7873

Wenn einer wirklich über die Hells Angels schreiben darf, dann Hunter S. Thompson »Der harte Kern, die Outlaw-Elite, das waren die Hells Angels.« Für seinen brisanten Insiderbericht über den Aufstieg der Hells Angels zur größten und berüchtigtsten Motorradgang der Welt nahm Thompson Mitte der sechziger Jahre über ein Jahr lang am exzessiven, gewalttätigen und freiheitsliebenden Leben der Angels teil. Das Kultbuch, das Hunter S. Thompson bekannt machte – jetzt zur Debatte als Neuausgabe.

Gonzo

The Life of Hunter S. Thompson : an Oral Biography

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Author: Jann Wenner,Corey Seymour

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 467

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Draws on interviews with the revolutionary writer's friends, families, and other intimates to offer insight into his Kentucky childhood, literary achievements, and fast-paced lifestyle that led to his tragic suicide. 75,000 first printing.

The rum diary

Roman

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Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453503830

Category:

Page: 283

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Journalistische Genres

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Author: Deutscher Fachjournalisten-Verband

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3744510999

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 7261

In einer Zeit, in der der traditionelle (Print-)Journalismus in der Krise steckt, ist das Experimentieren mit neuen Zugängen zur journalistischen Arbeit, ist die Grenzüberschreitung sinnvoll und notwendig. Das vorliegende Buch setzt sich mit knapp 40 unterschiedlichen Genres auseinander, systematisiert diese und möchte damit die Diskussion über alternative Ansätze im deutschsprachigen Journalismus anregen. Leitfragen sind dabei: Was ist die grundlegende Idee des jeweiligen Genres? Worin unterscheidet es sich vom idealtypischen Journalismus? Vor welchem Begründungszusammenhang wurde der Ansatz formuliert und wie hat er sich historisch entwickelt? Welche Chancen und Risiken sind damit verbunden?

Angst und Schrecken im Wahlkampf

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Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641172144

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Zwölf Monate aus dem Leben des legendären Gonzojournalisten 1972 hat Hunter S. Thompson die Tour des amerikanischen Präsidentschaftswahlkampfes begleitet und in diesem Buch schonungslos Bilanz gezogen. Er enthüllt die Intrigen hinter den Kulissen des Wahlkampfes und entlarvt dabei die Mechanismen des politischen Machtkampfes. Ein kritisches Statement, das noch immer Gültigkeit hat.

Fear and Loathing Worldwide

Gonzo Journalism Beyond Hunter S. Thompson

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Author: Robert Alexander,Christine Isager

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501333933

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 8574

For more than 40 years, the radically subjective style of participatory journalism known as Gonzo has been inextricably associated with the American writer Hunter S. Thompson. Around the world, however, other journalists approach unconventional material in risky ways, placing themselves in the middle of off-beat stories, and relate those accounts in the supercharged rhetoric of Gonzo. In some cases, Thompson's influence is apparent, even explicit; in others, writers have crafted their journalistic provocations independently, only later to have that work labelled "Gonzo." In either case, Gonzo journalism has clearly become an international phenomenon. In Fear and Loathing Worldwide, scholars from fourteen countries discuss writers from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australia, whose work bears unmistakable traces of the mutant Gonzo gene. In each chapter, "Gonzo" emerges as a powerful but unstable signifier, read and practiced with different accents and emphases in the various national, cultural, political, and journalistic contexts in which it has erupted. Whether immersed in the Dutch crack scene, exploring the Polish version of Route 66, following the trail of the 2014 South African General Election, or committing unspeakable acts on the bus to Turku, the writers described in this volume are driven by the same fearless disdain for convention and profound commitment to rattling received opinion with which the "outlaw journalist" Thompson scorched his way into the American consciousness in the 1960s, '70s, and beyond.

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

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Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439170231

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 592

View: 9045

From the bestselling author of The Rum Diary and king of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson, comes the definitive collection of the journalist’s finest work from Rolling Stone. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home. “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. Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalist’s friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles—and a wealth of never- before-seen correspondence and internal memos from Hunter’s storied tenure at Rolling Stone—that begin with Thompson’s 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 Thompson’s remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The definitive volume of Hunter S. Thompson’s work published in the magazine, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, presenting Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.

Der Fluch des Lono

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Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641071356

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Endlich! Hunter S. Thompsons legendäres Meisterwerk jetzt in deutscher Sprache Hunter S. Thompson erhält den Auftrag, über den Honolulu-Marathon zu berichten: für ihn in erster Linie ein bezahlter Urlaub. Doch wie immer bei Thompson entwickelt sich die Reise zu einem durchgeknallten Trip, in den neben dem Marathon-Wahnsinn auch Surfer, Orkane, ein Riesen-Marlin und natürlich der hawaiianische Gott Lono irgendwie verwickelt sind. Der König des Gonzo-Journalismus beweist einmal mehr seine Meisterschaft: ein halluzinogenes Vergnügen.

Screwjack

stories

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Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936738155

Category:

Page: 58

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Mehr Musenküsse

Die täglichen Rituale berühmter Künstler

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Author: Mason Currey,Arno Frank

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993185

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Auch der zweite Band der Musenküsse widmet sich den Strategien und Tricks von 88 Künstlern, dem Tag ein Kunstwerk abzutrotzen. Für Wolf Haas ist ein winziger Schreibtisch essenziell, für Lena Dunham ist der Arbeitsort egal, Hauptsache sie kann auf ihrem Laptop schreiben. Richard Wagner komponierte in aller Stille und Zurückgezogenheit, Jonathan Meese wiederum hört beim Malen laute Elektromusik und tänzelt von Bild zu Bild. Dem Choreografen George Balanchine kamen die besten Ideen beim Bügeln, während Hunter S. Thompson eher auf viel Kokain und Alkohol setzte. Mason Currey und Arno Frank versammeln in Mehr Musenküsse weitere Rituale von Schriftstellern, Malern, Philosophen, Architekten, Komponisten und anderen kreativen Berühmtheiten in pointierten, amüsanten und überraschenden Mini-Biografien.

Angst und Schrecken in Las Vegas

Eine wilde Reise in das Herz des Amerikanischen Traumes

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Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641102510

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Ein journalistischer Auftrag, bei dem Raoul Duke von seinem Anwalt Dr. Gonzo begleitet wird, führt zu einem unglaublichen Trip, der eine ganze Generation geprägt hat. Mit Johnny Depp und Benicio Del Toro von Terry Gilliam kongenial verfilmt, bleibt Hunter S. Thompsons schonungslose Beschreibung des Drogenkonsums und der radikalen Freiheitssuche der 60er bis heute unerreicht.

Action Figure!

The Life and Times of Doonesbury's Uncle Duke

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Author: G. B. Trudeau

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740715549

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 990

Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of the "Doonesbury" character, Uncle Duke, in trouble spots throughout the world.

Mile Marker Zero

The Moveable Feast of Key West

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Author: William McKeen

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307592049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9834

True tales of writers and pirates, painters and potheads, guitar pickers and drug merchants in America’s southernmost city For Hemingway and Fitzgerald, there was Paris in the twenties. For others, later, there was Greenwich Village, Big Sur, and Woodstock. But for an even later generation—one defined by the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Tom McGuane, and Hunter S. Thompson—there was another moveable feast: KeyWest, Florida. The small town on the two-by-four-mile island has long been an artistic haven, a wild refuge for people of all persuasions, and the inspirational home for a league of great American writers. Some of the artists went there to be literary he-men. Some went to re-create themselves. Others just went to disappear—and succeeded. No matter what inspired the trip, Key West in the seventies was the right place at the right time, where and when an astonishing collection of artists wove a web of creative inspiration. Mile Marker Zero tells the story of how these writers and artists found their identities in Key West and maintained their friendships over the decades, despite oceans of booze and boatloads of pot, through serial marriages and sexual escapades, in that dangerous paradise. Unlike the “Lost Generation” of Paris in the twenties, we have a generation that invented, reinvented, and found itself at the unending cocktail party at the end—and the beginning—of America’s highway. From the Hardcover edition.

Hunter

The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson

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Author: E. Jean Carroll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933698366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

View: 3051

An unconventional portrait of the iconic gonzo writer known for such works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas recounts the drug- and sex-fueled experiences he shared with the author, drawing on dozens of interviews with his friends, associates and editors. Original.