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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson (Paperback)

A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

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Barcode
9780679785897
Department
Books
Released
12 May 1998
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Hunter S. Thompson
Subtitle
A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
2
Series
Modern Library
Language
English
Number of Pages
204
Dimensions
210 x 140 x 19mm (249g)

Annotation

Records the experiences of a free-lance writer who embarked on a zany journey into the drug culture

Summary

This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page.  It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken.

Now  a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
BISAC Subject 1
Biography & Autobiography / Literary
BISAC Subject 2
Social Science / Popular Culture
BISAC Subject 3
Political Science / Government / General
BISAC Subject 4
History / United States / 20th Century
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
BIC Classification 2
True stories
Library Subject 1
Journalists; United States; Biography.
Library Subject 2
Thompson, Hunter S
Academic Subject 1
American Journalism
Dewey Classification
070/.92

Author Bio

Hunter S. Thompson (July 18, 1937 -- February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. He was known for his flamboyant writing style, most notably deployed in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which blurred the distinctions between writer and subject, fiction and nonfiction. The best source on Thompson's writing style and personality is Thompson himself. His books include Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga (1966), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream (1972), Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 (1973); The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (1979); The Curse of Lono(1983); Generation of Swine, Gonzo Papers Vol. 2: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the 80's (1988); and Songs of the Doomed (1990).