Outlaw Journalist The Life and Times of Hunter S Thompson

Author: William McKeen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393249118
Release Date: 2009-07-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"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

Author: Peter O. Whitmer
Publisher: Hyperion Books
ISBN: UOM:39015029560342
Release Date: 1993-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Culture Wars

Author: Roger Chapman
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765622501
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Fear and Loathing in America

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126363
Release Date: 2011-09-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Journalistische Genres

Author: Deutscher Fachjournalisten-Verband
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783744510998
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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?

The rum diary

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher:
ISBN: 345350383X
Release Date: 2012
Genre:


Fear and Loathing Worldwide

Author: Robert Alexander
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781501333934
Release Date: 2018-07-26
Genre: Social Science

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.

Der Fluch des Lono

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641071356
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Genre: Fiction

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.

Gonzo

Author: Jann Wenner
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
ISBN: UVA:X030252085
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Gonzo Republic

Author: William Stephenson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781441142290
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

Gonzo Republic looks at Hunter S. Thompson's complex relationship with America. Thompson was a patriot but also a stubborn individualist. Stephenson examines the whole range of Thompson's work, from his early reporting from the South American client states of the USA in the 1960s to his twenty-first-century internet columns on sport, politics and 9/11. Stephenson argues that Thompson inhabited, but was to some extent reacting against, the tradition of American individualism begun by the Founding Fathers and continued by Emerson and Thoreau. Thompson sought out the edge-the threshold of chaos and insanity-in order to define himself. His characters enact the same quest, travelling through the surreal landscape of his literary America: the Gonzo Republic.

Hell s Angels

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641097240
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Fiction

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.

Angst und Schrecken im Wahlkampf

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641172145
Release Date: 2015-05-28
Genre: Fiction

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.

Screwjack

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher:
ISBN: 3936738157
Release Date: 2005
Genre:


Generation of Swine

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126899
Release Date: 2011-09-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.