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First published in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is Hunter S. Thompson's savagely comic account of what happened to this country in the 1960s. It is told through the writer's account of an assignment he undertook with his attorney to visit Las Vegas and "check it out." The book stands as the final word on the highs and lows of that decade, one of the defining works of our time, and a stylistic and journalistic tour de force. As Christopher Lehmann-Haupt wrote in The New York Times, it has "a kind of mad, corrosive prose poetry that picks up where Norman Mailer's An American Dream left off and explores what Tom Wolfe left out."

        This Modern Library edition features Ralph Steadman's original drawings and three companion pieces selected by Dr. Thompson: "Jacket Copy for Fear and Loath-

ing in Las Vegas," "Strange Rumblings in Aztlan," and "The Kentucky Derby Is Deca-

dent and Depraved."

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Thompson's legendary tale of excess. The long-awaited feature film promises to be one of the most talked-about movies of the season, starring Johnny Depp.

About the Author

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).

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The story of Thompson's surreal odyssey is philosophical reflection, paranoid fantasy, societal commentary, and slapstick comedy all rolled into one. Perhaps Fear and Loathing's most attractive quality is the visceral appeal of a story in which the protagonists cast off every form of legal and societal restraint and yet somehow get away with it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679602989
Author:
Steadman, Ralph
Author:
Steadman, Ralph
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
American
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Thompson, Hunter S
Subject:
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Journalists -- United States.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1998
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
19980505
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.40x5.62x.73 in. .84 lbs.

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