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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Die Rolling-Stone-Jahre books Die ultimative Hunter-Bibel!Er ist ein einmaliges Phnomen: Ikone der amerikanischen Gegenkultur, Knig des Gonzo-Journalismus und wegweisender Kultautor. Hunter S. Thompson ist nach wie vor in aller Munde, seine Meisterschaft bleibt unerreicht. Die Rolling-Stone-Jahre setzen Thompson jetzt ein weiteres Denkmal: Aus bislang unverffentlichten Briefen und Thompsons wohl grten Arbeiten fr den legendren Rolling Stone entsteht das Bild eines faszinierenden, einzigartigen Knstlers, den man so nah und intensiv noch nie erlebt hat.

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Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Great Shark Hunt, The Boys on the Bus, Death of a Poet, Hey Rube, Mescalito, Proud Highway, Songs of the Doomed, Better Than Sex, Screwjack, Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Kingdom of Fear, Wild Men: The Playboy Interview, Generation of Swine, Fear and Loathing in America, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone, The Rum Diary

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Hunter S. ThompsonThis 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.

The Rum Diary

Hunter S. ThompsonMade into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary—a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book—is Hunter S. Thompson’s brilliant love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean.

Begun in 1959 by a twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. The narrator, freelance journalist Paul Kemp, irresistibly drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman, is soon thrust into a world where corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule and anything (including murder) is permissible. Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, this dazzling comedic romp provides a fictional excursion as riveting and outrageous as Thompson’s Fear and Loathing books.

Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

Hunter S. ThompsonGonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels—Hell’s Angels, that is—in this short work of nonfiction.
 
“California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again.”
 
Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson’s vivid account of his experiences with California’s most notorious motorcycle gang, the Hell’s Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial Angels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, “For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson’s book is a thoughtful piece of work.” As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell’s Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend.

From the Hardcover edition.

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Hunter S. ThompsonFrom the legendary journalist and creator of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson comes the bestselling critical look at Nixon and McGovern’s 1972 presidential election.

Forty years after its original publication, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time. Hunter S. Thompson’s searing account of the battle for the 1972 presidency—from the Democratic primaries to the eventual showdown between George McGovern and Richard Nixon—is infused with the characteristic wit, intensity, and emotional engagement that made Thompson “the flamboyant apostle and avatar of gonzo journalism” (The New York Times). Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 is an epic political adventure that captures the feel of the American democratic process better than any other book ever written.

The Great Shark Hunt

Hunter S. ThompsonThe first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.

Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling “Gonzo Papers” is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style.

Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed “gonzo”—“The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful ‘60s and ‘70s.

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

Hunter S. ThompsonFrom the bestselling author of The Rum Diary and king of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson, comes the definitive collection of the journalist’s finest work from Rolling Stone. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home.

“Buy the ticket, take the ride,” was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalist’s friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles—and a wealth of never- before-seen correspondence and internal memos from Hunter’s storied tenure at Rolling Stone—that begin with Thompson’s infamous run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Party ticket in 1970 and end with his final piece on the Bush-Kerry showdown of 2004. In between is Thompson’s remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The definitive volume of Hunter S. Thompson’s work published in the magazine, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, presenting Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.

Kingdom of Fear

Hunter S. ThompsonThe Gonzo memoir from one of the most influential voices in American literature, Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Hunter S. Thompson’s life as a rebel—from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flaunting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances.

Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking—in his journalism, in his life, and under the law—changed the shape of American letters, and the face of American icons.

Call it the evolution of an outlaw. Here are the formative experiences that comprise Thompson’s legendary trajectory alongside the weird and the ugly. Whether detailing his exploits as a foreign correspondent in Rio, his job as night manager of the notorious O’Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, his epic run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, or the sensational legal maneuvering that led to his full acquittal in the famous 99 Days trial, Thompson is at the peak of his narrative powers in Kingdom of Fear. And this boisterous, blistering ride illuminates as never before the professional and ideological risk taking of a literary genius and transgressive icon.

Mescalito

Hunter S. ThompsonCapturing the essence of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Gonzo” style, short story Mescalito details his dark and miserably comic first mescaline drug trip. First published in Songs of the Doomed, Mescalito suggests the nascent ideas and energy of Thompson’s seminal work on the ‘60s experience, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

"We live in a jungle of pending disasters," the author warns. Alone in a hotel room in Los Angeles in February, 1969, Thompsons’ alter-ego Duke sustains a fever-pitched bout of paranoia so dark and depraved, it would make most mortals run fast―and far―from this kind of suicidal experimentation.

Screwjack

Hunter S. ThompsonAn almost unnaturally poignant love story from the father of “Gonzo” journalism and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson.

What makes the romantic short story Screwjack so touching, for all its queerness, is the aching melancholy in its depiction of the modern man's burden: that "we are doomed. Mama has gone off to Real Estate School...and after that maybe even to Law School. We will never see her again."

Hunter S. Thompson’s most searing and unnaturally poignant love story, Screwjack is simultaneously eerie and feverish, debauched and affecting. Never before—and perhaps never since—has modern man’s melancholia been so vividly revealed in one powerful story.

Generation of Swine

Hunter S. ThompsonFrom 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.

Death of a Poet

Hunter S. ThompsonPreviously published in the short story collected Screwjack from legendary “Gonzo” writer Hunter S Thompson, “Death of a Poet” chronicles a doomed rendezvous in a Green Bay trailer park. The Packers have lost, and the author's friend―"a bad drinker and a junkie for mass hysteria"―has come unhinged.

"Welcome to the night train."

Proud Highway

Hunter S. Thompson, William J. Kennedy & Douglas BrinkleyHere, 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.

Wild Men: The Playboy Interview

Playboy, Hunter S. Thompson, Mickey Rourke, Don King, Keith Richards, Snoop Dogg, Jerry Springer, Mike Tyson, Jesse Ventura, Bobby Knight, Metallica, Ozzie Guillen & Charlie SheenAbout the Series: In mid-1962, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was given a partial transcript of an interview with Miles Davis. It covered jazz, of course, but it also included Davis’s ruminations on race, politics and culture. Fascinated, Hef sent the writer—future Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alex Haley, an unknown at the time—back to glean even more opinion and insight from Davis. The resulting exchange, published in the September 1962 issue, became the first official Playboy Interview and kicked off a remarkable run of public inquisition that continues today—and that has featured just about every cultural titan of the past half century. To celebrate the interview’s 50th anniversary, the editors of Playboy have assembled 13 compilations of the magazine’s most (in)famous interviews—from big mouths and wild men to sports gods and literary mavericks. Here is our collection of 12 interviews with the most unpredictable eccentrics.

Hey Rube

Hunter S. ThompsonSports, politics, and sex collide in Hunter S. Thompson’s wildly popular ESPN.com columns. From the author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and father of “Gonzo” journalism comes Hey Rube.

Insightful, incendiary, outrageously brilliant, such was the man who galvanized American journalism with his radical ideas and gonzo tactics. For over half a century, Hunter S. Thompson devastated his readers with his acerbic wit and uncanny grasp of politics and history. His reign as "The Unabomber of contemporary letters" (Time) is more legendary than ever with Hey Rube. Fear, greed, and action abound in this hilarious, thought-provoking compilation as Thompson doles out searing indictments and uproarious rants while providing commentary on politics, sex, and sports—at times all in the same column.

With an enlightening foreword by ESPN executive editor John Walsh, critics' favorites, and never-before-published columns, Hey Rube follows Thompson through the beginning of the new century, revealing his queasiness over the 2000 election ("rigged and fixed from the start"); his take on professional sports (to improve Major League Baseball "eliminate the pitcher"); and his myriad controversial opinions and brutally honest observations on issues plaguing America―including the Bush administration and the inequities within the American judicial system.

Hey Rube gives us a lasting look at the gonzo journalist in his most organic form―unbridled, astute, and irreverent.

The Boys on the Bus

Timothy Crouse & Hunter S. ThompsonCheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols.

Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from the June primaries to the big night in November, Rolling Stone reporter Timothy Crouse hopscotched the country with both the Nixon and McGovern campaigns and witnessed the birth of modern campaign journalism. The Boys on the Bus is the raucous story of how American news got to be what it is today. With its verve, wit, and psychological acumen, it is a classic of American reporting.

NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

Songs of the Doomed

Hunter S. ThompsonFirst published in 1990, Songs of the Doomed is back in print -- by popular demand! In this third and most extraordinary volume of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson recalls high and hideous moments in his thirty years in the Passing Lane -- and no one is safe from his hilarious, remarkably astute social commentary.

With Thompson's trademark insight and passion about the state of American politics and culture, Songs of the Doomed charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style. Spanning four decades -- 1950 to 1990 -- Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, riding with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and finally, detailing his infamous lifestyle bust, trial documents, and Fourth Amendment battle with the Law. These tales -- often sleazy, brutal, and crude -- are only the tip of what Jack Nicholson called "the most baffling human iceberg of our time."

Songs of the Doomed is vintage Thompson -- a brilliant, brazen, bawdy compilation of the greatest sound bites of Gonzo journalism from the past thirty years.

Fear and Loathing in America

Hunter S. ThompsonFrom 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.

Better Than Sex

Hunter S. Thompson"Hunter S. Thompson is to drug-addled, stream-of-consciousness, psycho-political black humor what Forrest Gump is to idiot savants."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
Since his 1972 trailblazing opus, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, Hunter S. Thompson has reported the election story in his truly inimitable, just-short-of-libel style. In Better than Sex, Thompson hits the dusty trail again--without leaving home--yet manages to deliver a mind-bending view of the 1992 presidential campaign--in all of its horror, sacrifice, lust, and dubious glory. Complete with faxes sent to and received by candidate Clinton's top aides, and 100 percent pure gonzo screeds on Richard Nixon, George Bush, and Oliver North, here is the most true-blue campaign tell-all ever penned by man or beast.
"[Thompson] delivers yet another of his trademark cocktail mixes of unbelievable tales and dark observations about the sausage grind that is the U.S. presidential sweepstakes. Packed with egocentric anecdotes, musings and reprints of memos, faxes and scrawled handwritten notes (Memorable."
--Los Angeles Daily News
"What endears Hunter Thompson to anyone who reads him is that he will say what others are afraid to (.[He] is a master at the unlikely but invariably telling line that sums up a political figure (.In a year when all politics is--to much of the public--a tendentious and pompous bore, it is time to read Hunter Thompson."
--Richmond Times-Dispatch
"While Tom Wolfe mastered the technique of being a fly on the wall, Thompson mastered the art of being a fly in the ointment. He made himself a part of every story, made no apologies for it and thus produced far more honest reporting than any crusading member of the Fourth Estate (. Thompson isn't afraid to take the hard medicine, nor is he bashful about dishing it out (.He is still king of beasts, and his apocalyptic prophecies seldom miss their target."
--Tulsa World
"This is a very, very funny book. No one can ever match Thompson in the vitriol department, and virtually nobody escapes his wrath."
--The Flint Journal

Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Hunter S. ThompsonIn proud partnership with the Hunter S. Thompson Estate, Top Shelf Productions is pleased to announce Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a delightfully bonkers graphic novel by Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little adapting Thompson’s seminal book of the same name. Join Thompson's alter ego Raoul Duke on the mother of all Vegas benders, as he and his attorney Dr. Gonzo cover a motorcycle race, crash a drug-enforcement convention, and rack up obscenely large room-service bills, all while dosed to the gills on a truly spectacular assortment of mind-altering substances.

Rum Diary

Hunter S. ThompsonNach "Angst und Schrecken in Las Vegas" die nächste Kultverfilmung mit Johnny Depp

Im Winter 1959 fliegt der dreißigjährige Amerikaner Paul Kemp nach Puerto Rico, um dort eine Stelle als Reporter anzutreten. Es folgt eine wilde Reise voll Sonne, Sex, Rum – und der Ahnung vom drohenden Untergang. Der lange verloren geglaubte erste Roman von Hunter S. Thompson erzählt die höchst aktuelle Geschichte vom Ende der Unschuld Amerikas und wurde jetzt mit Johnny Depp in der Hauptrolle verfilmt.

Hell's Angels

Hunter S. ThompsonWenn 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 in Las Vegas

Hunter S. ThompsonEin journalistischer Auftrag, bei dem Raoul Duke von seinem Anwalt Dr. Gonzo begleitet wird, führt zu einem unglaublichen Trip, der eine ganze Generation geprägt hat. Mit Johnny Depp und Benicio Del Toro von Terry Gilliam kongenial verfilmt, bleibt Hunter S. Thompsons schonungslose Beschreibung des Drogenkonsums und der radikalen Freiheitssuche der 60er bis heute unerreicht.

Hunter S. Thompson: The Last Interview

Hunter S. Thompson & David StreitfeldA carefully selected volume of rare (and in some cases never-before-published) conversations with the iconic writer, thinker, and rabble-rouser Hunter S. Thompson

More than a decade after his death, Hunter S. Thompson is as popular--and as relevant--as ever. Vigorously political, he both anticipated the situation in Washington now and here, in a collection that ranges from an early conversation with Studs Terkel, to a decade-long exchange with editor David Streitfeld, to his last public interview (no longer available online), his prescience is both exhilarating and profound.

Gonzo Generation

Hunter S. ThompsonDie legendären Gonzo-Reportagen erstmals auf Deutsch

Mit seinen Gonzo Papers wurde Hunter S. Thompson zu einem der bedeutendsten Schriftsteller Amerikas. Dieser einmalige Band versammelt jetzt erstmals die besten Reportagen und Artikel aus vier Jahrzehnten schonungslosem Journalismus. Ein absolutes Muss für alle Thompson-Fans!

Mit dem Tod von Hunter S. Thompson verlor die Welt nicht nur ihren wohl unbestechlichsten, schonungslosesten und scharfzüngigsten Reporter, sondern auch einen Schriftsteller, der zu den ganz Großen der amerikanischen Literatur gezählt werden muss. Wie niemand vor ihm ging er mit den Verfehlungen, der Doppelmoral und der bigotten Heuchelei der westlichen Gesellschaft ins Gericht. Dieser Band vereint die besten Reportagen des genialen Erfinders des Gonzo-Journalismus aus vier Jahrzehnten unermüdlichen Kampfes gegen ein korruptes, verlogenes System. Von vorderster Front aus berichtet Thompson über die Missstände, denen er auf seinen unzähligen Reisen begegnet. Drogen, Politik, Armut – seine Nachrichten vom Rande des Abgrunds sind aufrüttelnd, erschütternd, aber auch hellsichtig, ätzend komisch und der Beweis für Thompsons großes schriftstellerisches Können.

Der Fluch des Lono

Hunter S. ThompsonEndlich! 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.

Königreich der Angst

Hunter S. ThompsonIn seinen endlich auch auf Deutsch vorliegenden Memoiren lässt Hunter S. Thompson noch einmal sein turbulentes Leben Revue passieren. Von seinen Anfängen als aufsässiger Jugendlicher in Louisville über unzählige Exzesse bis hin zu seinen legendären politischen Aktivitäten ist Königreich der Angst nicht zuletzt eine gnadenlose Abrechnung mit der gegenwärtigen amerikanischen Administration.

Die Rolling-Stone-Jahre

Hunter S. ThompsonDie ultimative Hunter-Bibel!

Er ist ein einmaliges Phänomen: Ikone der amerikanischen Gegenkultur, König des Gonzo-Journalismus und wegweisender Kultautor. Hunter S. Thompson ist nach wie vor in aller Munde, seine Meisterschaft bleibt unerreicht. Die Rolling-Stone-Jahre setzen Thompson jetzt ein weiteres Denkmal: Aus bislang unveröffentlichten Briefen und Thompsons wohl größten Arbeiten für den legendären Rolling Stone entsteht das Bild eines faszinierenden, einzigartigen Künstlers, den man so nah und intensiv noch nie erlebt hat.

Angst und Schrecken im Wahlkampf

Hunter S. ThompsonZwölf 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.

Paura e disgusto a Las Vegas

Hunter S. ThompsonPubblicato nel 1971 sulla mitica rivista musicale “Rolling Stones”, Paura e disgusto a Las Vegas è il libro cult di un’intera generazione. Racconta di un viaggio compiuto nel 1971 da un giornalista sportivo accompagnato dal suo avvocato, a bordo di una vistosa Chevrolet rossa decappottabile. La meta è Las Vegas, la capitale del gioco d’azzardo e del più sfavillante e perverso conformismo americano, dove si tiene la Mint 400, una famosa e sgangherata corsa di moto e Dune-Buggy. Lo scopo dichiarato è quello di “scovare il Sogno Americano”. Fin dall’inizio il viaggio si rivela allucinante, irriverente, esilarante e disperato. I due eroi, sotto l’effetto di un miscuglio di droghe che non teme confronti, assistono a una trasformazione totale della realtà, che assume le più imprevedibili sfaccettature: da quelle psichedeliche, colorate, fantastiche del sogno, a quelle grottesche e tragiche dell’incubo e della disperazione. Romanzo di grande potenza narrativa, scritto con uno stile lucido e incalzante, sorretto da dialoghi strepitosi, disegna un magistrale quadro dell’America di quegli anni, l’America degli sconfitti, persi in un baratro che le droghe e i miti andati in frantumi non hanno potuto colmare. Il romanzo è accompagnato da una gustosa Piccola Enciclopedia Psichedelica, tra i cui autori spiccano nomi prestigiosi e inattesi come Alessandro Baricco, Gino Castaldo, enrico ghezzi, Fernanda Pivano e molti altri.

La grande caccia allo squalo

Hunter S. ThompsonIn questo libro Hunter Thompson affronta i temi a lui più cari: lo sport e la politica. E come al solito, l'argomento trattato è un pretesto per affrontare questioni più ampie e dilungarsi sulle proprie esperienze personali. "La grande pesca allo squalo", che dà il titolo al volume, è l'articolo di Thompson che più si avvicina al celebre "Paura e delirio a Las Vegas": Hunter viene inviato da "Playboy" in Messico per documentare un torneo di pesca d'altura, ma decide di abbandonare l'incarico e di darsi alla festa. E di rientrare negli Stati Uniti con un grosso quantitativo di droga che in qualche modo deve superare la dogana.

Dal Super Bowl a Muhammad Ali allo scandalo Watergate, il libro raccoglie molti degli articoli di Thompson, dai primissimi a quelli sportivi, da quelli politici della maturità ad altri di vero e proprio commento culturale.
Gonzo Generation, Screwjack, Der Fluch des Lono, Angst und Schrecken in Las Vegas, The Great Shark Hunt, Better Than Sex, Hey Rube, Death of a Poet, Fear and Loathing in America, La grande caccia allo squalo, Generation of Swine, Proud Highway, Mescalito, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Knigreich der Angst, Rum Diary, Die Rolling-Stone-Jahre, Paura e disgusto a Las Vegas, The Rum Diary, Songs of the Doomed, Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga, Hunter S. Thompsons Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Angst und Schrecken im Wahlkampf, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Boys on the Bus, Wild Men: The Playboy Interview, Hunter S. Thompson: The Last Interview, Hell's Angels, Kingdom of Fear