Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson / edited by Beef Torrey and Kevin Simonson.

by Torrey, BeefLooking glass; Thompson, Hunter SLooking glass; Simonson, KevinLooking glass.

Series: Literary conversations series: Publisher: Jackson, Miss. : University Press of Mississippi, 2008.Description: xxii, 211 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781934110775; 9781934110768; 1934110779.Subject(s): Thompson, Hunter S. -- Interviews | Authors, American -- 20th century -- InterviewsLooking glass | Journalists -- United States -- InterviewsLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In 1971, the outlandish originator of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) commandeered the international literary limelight with his best-selling, comic masterpiece Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas . Following his 1966 debut Hell's Angels , Thompson displayed an uncanny flair for inserting himself into the epicenter of major sociopolitical events of our generation. His audacious, satirical, ranting screeds on American culture have been widely read and admired. Whether in books, essays, or collections of his correspondence, his raging and incisive voice and writing style are unmistakable.

Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson is the first compilation of selected personal interviews that traces the trajectory of his prolific and much-publicized career. These engaging exchanges reveal Thompson's determination, self-indulgence, energy, outrageous wit, ire, and passions as he discusses his life and work.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. ix)
  • Chronology (p. xvii)
  • Playboy Interview: Hunter Thompson (p. 3)
  • Hunter Thompson: The Good Doctor Tells All ... about Carter, Cocaine, Adrenaline, and the Birth of Gonzo Journalism (p. 32)
  • Hunter Thompson: Still Crazy after All These Years? (p. 48)
  • Fear and Loathing in Hunter Thompson (p. 57)
  • The Doctor Is In (p. 68)
  • Gonzo's Last Stand? The New Aspen Takes Aim at Hunter S. Thompson (p. 80)
  • Interview with Hunter S. Thompson (p. 92)
  • Exclusive Interview with Hunter S. Thompson (p. 98)
  • Still Gonzo after All These Years (p. 108)
  • Writing on the Wall: An Interview with Hunter S. Thompson (p. 118)
  • Fear and Loathing in Hollywood: A Strange and Terrible Saga of Guns, Drugs, and Hunter S. Thompson (p. 133)
  • The Art of Journalism: An Interview with Hunter S. Thompson (p. 140)
  • Still Gonzo after All These Years (p. 161)
  • Fear and Writing (p. 167)
  • Bedtime for Gonzo (p. 176)
  • Hunter S. Thompson (p. 187)
  • Man of Action: Hunter S. Thompson Keeps Moving (p. 195)
  • Index (p. 205)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Beef Torrey is editor of Conversations with Thomas McGuane and coeditor (with Liam O. Purdon) of Conversations with Tom Robbins and (with Gregg Orr) of Jim Harrison: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1964-2008 . Kevin Simonson has been published in SPIN , Rolling Stone , Village Voice , and Hustler .