Item description for Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson (Literary Conversations Series) by Beef Torrey & Kevin Simonson...
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 1934110779 ISBN13 9781934110775
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More About Beef Torrey & Kevin Simonson
Beef Torrey, Crete, Nebraska, has edited "Conversations with Thomas McGuane", "Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson", with Kevin Simonson, and "Jim Harrison: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1964-2008", with Gregg Orr.
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Reference, Reflection and Revelation Jul 13, 2008
Torrey and Simonson have given us insight into Thompson's mind and methods not found in any other book. "Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson" is more than mere echos of the man and rememberences of others rehashed over and over again. It is the voice of Thompson himself speaking clearly and understandably to the reader with intimacy and frankness.
This book has value beyond it's collectable worth (thought it certainly belongs in everyone's collection). It is a reference, a reflection and a revelation.