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The Ralph Steadman Book of Cats
Synopses & Reviews
From Chile to California, South Africa to Alsace, Ralph Steadman has seen the best of the world's wine-producing regions. On a search for the unique and original, he meets Aurelio Montes, the Chilean winemaker who planted syrah vines on a rocky, south-facing hill in order to "steal the wild complexity of the mountain's soul." In Spain, he learns of the white chalky soil called albariza that produces the sherry of the Jerez region. In California, the author describes crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, driving up into Marin County, and meeting enthusiastic winemakers whose vineyards sit precariously on the San Andreas fault. As the journey continues on through Burgundy, Champagne, and Sicily, Steadman brings the landscape and its people to life with pictures and prose.
In this charming, funny, and outlandish book, cult-favorite aritst Ralph Steadman turns his unflinching eyeand#8212;and his ruthless penand#8212;to cats of all varieties.
A three-decade retrospective of Ralph Steadmans caustic, witty, outrageous art, including illustrations from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the other legendary collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson that spawned "gonzo journalism." Illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white, with an introduction by Hunter S. Thompson.
In the spring of 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for when he met Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby. Their remarkable collaboration resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism, which would document the civil rights movement, the Nixon administration, Watergate, and the many bizarre and great events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. When Thompson committed suicide in 2005, it was the end of a unique friendship filled with both betrayal and understanding. A rollicking, no-holds-barred memoir, The Jokeand#8217;s Over is the definitive inside story of the Gonzo years.
About the Author
RALPH STEADMAN has illustrated many books, including Hunter S. Thompsonand#8217;s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the fiftieth-anniversary edition of George Orwelland#8217;s Animal Farm. He is the author of The Grapes of Ralph (for which he won a Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award), Still Life with Bottle, The Book of Jones, and Gonzo: The Art.
Table of Contents
LIST OF PLATES
the Kentucky Derby. May 1970
the Americaand#8217;s Cup. September 1970
Fear and Loathing. Summer 1971
Hunter Goes to Washington. 1970and#150;72
Watergate Follies. July 1973
Rumble in the Jungle: Ali v Foreman. 30 October 1974
Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood. 1977
The Filming of Where the Buffalo Roam. 1979
and#145;The eighties, Ralph, are about paying your rent.and#8217; 1980
The Elusive Bloater. 1981
Taxi to the Suburbs. 1981
the fish have gone south. 1981and#150;6
The Year of Wine. 1987
own goals. 1990and#150;94
William Burroughs and#150; An Encounter. 1995
Rifle. March 1996
Visit to Virginia, Hunterand#8217;s Mother. Louisville, 1997
The Red Shark. 2000
Reading Lono Out Loud. 2000
The Last Trip to Woody Creek. 2004
Memo to the Sports Desk. 2006
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