Proud Highway

Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 720

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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.

The proud highway

saga of a desperate Southern gentleman, 1955-1967

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Villard Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 683

View: 242

The private, frequently outrageous correspondence of America's outlaw journalist provides a revealing look at Thompson's relationships with Nelson Algren, Norman Mailer, Joan Baez, Charles Kuralt, and many others, from the mid-1950s through 1967. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

The Proud Highway

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Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

View: 764

The Proud Highway is a literary milestone. The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson's intimate letters begins with a high school essay written in 1955, and takes us through 1967, when the publication of Hell's Angels made the author an international celebrity. Thompson's prolific and often profound correspondence gives us an unforgettable insight into the world during the Cold War era, as well as an authoritative introduction to the cultural revolution of the sixties. With a vicious eye for detail and rude wit he writes to such luminaries as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, Lyndon Johnson and Joan Baez. These letters represent the evolution of the original, a singular voice defying an era of banality, and cements Thompson's reputation as one of the great romantic journalistic figures of our time.

The Proud Highway

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

ISBN:

Category: Journalists

Page: 720

View: 381

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.

Proud Highway Patrol Officer

Lined Notebook for Men, Women and Co Workers

Author: Patty Jean Perkins

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 122

View: 130

Grab this awesome lined notebook themed around the career of your dreams. Well maybe not your dreams, but your bosses dreams, or co workers dreams. No matter the time of year, this notebook will be a perfect gift for yourself, dad, mom, son, daughter, grandma, grandpa or co worker.

Journalists in Film

Author: Brian McNair

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 576

A study of the representation of journalists on film and what this tells us about society's relationship with journalism and news media.

Hunter S. Thompson

Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo

Author: Kevin T. McEneaney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 837

A decade after Hunter S. Thompson’s death, his books—including Hell’s Angels, The Curse of Lono, The Great Shark Hunt, and Rum Diary—continue to sell thousands of copies each year, and previously unpublished manuscripts of his still surface for publication. While Thompson never claimed to be a great writer, he did invent a new literary style—“gonzo”—that has been widely influential on both literature and journalism. Though Thompson and his work engendered a significant—even rabid—following, relatively little analysis has been published about his writing. In Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo, Kevin T. McEneaney examines the intellectual background of this American original, providing biographical details and placing Thompson within a larger social and historical context. A significant portion of this book is devoted to the creation, reception, and legacy of his most important works, particularly Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In addition to discussing influences on Thompson's work—including Homer, Nietzsche, Spengler, Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Kerouac, and others—as well as the writers Thompson influenced, McEneaney also explains the literary origins of gonzo. With new biographical information about Thompson and an examination of his writing techniques, this book provides readers with a better understanding of the journalist and novelist. A look beyond the larger-than-life public persona, Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo will be of great interest to fans of Thompson’s work as well as to those wanting to know more about gonzo journalism and literature.