Biography & Autobiography

Kingdom of Fear

Loathsome Secrets of a Star-crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241958733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 5483

'Hot damn! Let us rumble, keep going and don't slow down ... let's have a little fun ...' In his much-anticipated memoir, Hunter S. Thompson looks back on a long and productive life. It is a story of crazed road trips fuelled by bourbon and black acid, of insane judges and giant porcupines, of girls, guns, explosives and, of course, bikes. He also takes on his dissolute youth in Louisville; his adventures in pornography; campaigning for local office in Aspen; and what it's like to accidentally be accused of trying to kill Jack Nicholson. Alongside this 'depraved and terrifying adventure', Hunter S. Thompson exposes the darkness at the heart of America today: a time when the 'goofy child President' and the New Dumb have taken control, and the nation thralls to Bush's War on Terror, War on Evil, War on Iraq, and even War on Fat ... a time when fear and loathing are greater than ever.
Fiction

Der Fluch des Lono

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641071356

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3545

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.
Literary Collections

The Kentucky Anthology

Two Hundred Years of Writing in the Bluegrass State

Author: Wade Hall

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138442

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 896

View: 9347

Long before the official establishment of the Commonwealth, intrepid pioneers ventured west of the Allegheny Mountains into an expansive, alluring wilderness that they began to call Kentucky. After blazing trails, clearing plots, and surviving innumerable challenges, a few adventurers found time to pen celebratory tributes to their new homeland. In the two centuries that followed, many of the world's finest writers, both native Kentuckians and visitors, have paid homage to the Bluegrass State with the written word. In The Kentucky Anthology, acclaimed author and literary historian Wade Hall has assembled an unprecedented and comprehensive compilation of writings pertaining to Kentucky and its land, people, and culture. Hall's introductions to each author frame both popular and lesser-known selections in a historical context. He examines the major cultural and political developments in the history of the Commonwealth, finding both parallels and marked distinctions between Kentucky and the rest of the United States. While honoring the heritage of Kentucky in all its glory, Hall does not blithely turn away from the state's most troubling episodes and institutions such as racism, slavery, and war. Hall also builds the argument, bolstered by the strength and significance of the collected writings, that Kentucky's best writers compare favorably with the finest in the world. Many of the authors presented here remain universally renowned and beloved, while others have faded into the tides of time, waiting for rediscovery. Together, they guide the reader on a literary tour of Kentucky, from the mines to the rivers and from the deepest hollows to the highest peaks. The Kentucky Anthology traces the interests and aspirations, the achievements and failures and the comedies and tragedies that have filled the lives of generations of Kentuckians. These diaries, letters, speeches, essays, poems, and stories bring history brilliantly to life. Jesse Stuart once wrote, "If these United States can be called a body, Kentucky can be called its heart." The Kentucky Anthology captures the rhythm and spirit of that heart in the words of its most remarkable chroniclers.
Literary Criticism

Modern American Counter Writing

Beats, Outriders, Ethnics

Author: A. Robert Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135161658

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 8924

The dissident voice in US culture might almost be said to have been born with the territory. Its span runs from Roger Williams to Thoreau, Anne Bradstreet to Gertrude Stein, Ambrose Bierce to the New Journalism, The Beats to the recent Bad Subjects cyber-crowd. This new study analyses three recent literary tranches in the tradition: a re-envisioning of the whole Beat web or circuit; a consortium of postwar "outrider" voices – Hunter Thompson to Frank Chin, Joan Didion to Kathy Acker; and a latest purview of what, all too casually, has been designated "ethnic" writing. The aim is to set up and explore these different counter-seams of modern American writing, those which sit outside, or at least awkwardly within, agreed literary canons.
Biography & Autobiography

No Simple Highway

A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead

Author: Peter Richardson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250021332

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2422

For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway is the first book to ask the simple question of why—and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from the Grateful Dead archives, author Peter Richardson vividly recounts the Dead's colorful history, adding new insight into everything from the Acid Tests to the band's formation of their own record label to their massive late career success, while probing the riddle of the Dead's vast and durable appeal. Arguing that the band successfully tapped three powerful utopian ideals—for ecstasy, mobility, and community—it also shows how the Dead's lived experience with these ideals struck deep chords with two generations of American youth and continues today. Routinely caricatured by the mainstream media, the Grateful Dead are often portrayed as grizzled hippy throwbacks with a cult following of burned-out stoners. No Simple Highway corrects that impression, revealing them to be one of the most popular, versatile, and resilient music ensembles in the second half of the twentieth century. The band's history has been well-documented by insiders, but its unique and sustained appeal has yet to be explored fully. At last, this legendary American musical institution is given the serious and entertaining examination it richly deserves.
Biography & Autobiography

Nostradamus

How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom

Author: Stéphane Gerson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250017564

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 6582

We all know the name Nostradamus, but who was he really? Why did his predictions become so influential in Renaissance Europe and then keep resurfacing for nearly five centuries? And what does Nostradamus's endurance in the West say about us and our own world? In Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom, historian Stéphane Gerson takes readers on a journey back in time to explore the life and afterlife of Michel de Nostredame, the astrologer whose Prophecies have been interpreted, adopted by successive media, and eventually transformed into the Gospel of Doom for the modern age. Whenever we seem to enter a new era, whenever the premises of our worldview are questioned or imperiled, Nostradamus offers certainty and solace. In 1666, guests at posh English dinner parties discussed his quatrain about the Great Fire of London. In 1942, the Jewish writer Irène Némirovsky latched her hopes for survival to Nostradamus' prediction that the war would soon end. And on September 12, 2001, teenagers proclaimed on the streets of Brooklyn that "this guy, Nostradamus" had seen the 9/11 attacks coming. Through prodigious research in European and American archives, Gerson shows that Nostradamus — a creature of the modern West rather than a vestige from some antediluvian era — tells us more about our past and our present than about our future. In chronicling the life of this mystifying figure and the lasting fascination with his predictions, Gerson's book becomes a historical biography of a belief: the faith that we can know tomorrow and master our anxieties through the powers of an extraordinary but ever more elusive seer.
Psychology

Integral Psychotherapy

Inside Out/Outside In

Author: R. Elliott Ingersoll,David M. Zeitler

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438433530

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 8892

Introduces integral psychotherapy to scholars, practicing psychotherapists, and general readers.
Literary Collections

Ancient Gonzo Wisdom

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033052531X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

View: 3948

Bristling with inspired observations and wild anecdotes, this collection offers unique insight into the voice and mind of the inimitable Hunter S. Thompson, as recorded over the decades in the pages of Playboy, the Paris Review, Esquire, in various lectures, and in television appearances, many in print for the first time. Fearless and unsparing, the interviews detail some of the most storied episodes of Thompson’s life: his savage beating at the hands of the Hell’s Angels, his talking football with Nixon on the 1972 Campaign Trail (‘the only time in twenty years of listening to the treacherous bastard that I knew he wasn’t lying’); his razor-sharp insight into the Bush–Cheney administration, his unlikely run for Sheriff of Aspen, and his successful public battle, during the last years of his life, to free an innocent woman from prison. In addition, Hunter Thompson’s passionate tirades about journalism, culture, drugs, guns, and the law showcase his singular voice at its fiercest. Complete with an exclusive introduction by author, journalist, and cultural critic Christopher Hitchens, Ancient Gonzo Wisdom genuinely embraces the brilliance of Hunter S. Thompson – his life, his voice, and his legacy – to provide an enduring portrait of the great gonzo journalist. ‘Four years after his death, the rapid-fire wit and venom of Thompson’s writing is undiminished. Ancient Gonzo Wisdom features classic HST interviews’ GQ

Screwjack

stories

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936738155

Category:

Page: 58

View: 3933

Journalism

The American Editor

The Bulletin of the American Society of Newspaper Editors

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: N.A

View: 8247

Fiction

Angst und Schrecken im Wahlkampf

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641172144

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 3900

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.
Literary Criticism

Concise Major 21st-Century Writers

A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors

Author: Tracey L. Matthews

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787675448

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 5

View: 9468

A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today's most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.

Schöne neue Welt

ein Roman der Zukunft

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596512287

Category:

Page: 351

View: 9111

Social Science

Das andere Geschlecht

Sitte und Sexus der Frau

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644051615

Category: Social Science

Page: 944

View: 8183

Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.

The rum diary

Roman

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453503830

Category:

Page: 283

View: 5285

Kingdom of Gonzo

Interviews

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893201587

Category:

Page: 254

View: 5079