Thompson, Hunter S., 1937-2005.
Full name: Hunter Stockton Thompson.
American reporter, author and iconoclast born in Louisville, Kentucky, best
known for his extreme lifestyle and his creation of "Gonzo journalism," blending
fact with fiction in a strongly subjective commentary on the subject covered.
Cartoonist Gary Trudeau based his "Uncle Duke" character in the Doonesbury
comic strip on Thompson.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. 1972.
Subtitled "A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream." A roman
à clef fictionalizing two visits of the author to the titular city in spring
1971; initially appeared later that year as a two part serial in Rolling Stone
magazine before book publication the next. Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo,
ostensibly in Las Vegas to report on a motorcycle race, crawl the city in a drugged
state, suffering hallucinations, destroying property, and lamenting the demise of
the 1960s' counterculture. Adapted to film in 1998.
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