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The Resource Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories, Hunter S. Thompson ; illustrated by Ralph Steadman

Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories, Hunter S. Thompson ; illustrated by Ralph Steadman

Label
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories
Title
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories
Statement of responsibility
Hunter S. Thompson ; illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is Hunter S. Thompson's savagely comic account of what happened to this country in the 1960s. It is told through the writer's account of an assignment he undertook with his attorney to visit Las Vegas and "check it out." The book stands as the final word on the highs and lows of that decade, one of the defining works of our time, and a stylistic and journalistic tour de force. As Christopher Lehmann-Haupt wrote in The New York Times, it has "a kind of mad, corrosive prose poetry that picks up where Norman Mailer's An American Dream left off and explores what Tom Wolfe left out." This Modern Library edition features Ralph Steadman's original drawings and three companion pieces selected by Dr. Thompson: "Jacket Copy for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "Strange Rumblings in Aztlan," and "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved."
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Hunter S
Dewey number
  • 070/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.T444
LC item number
A3 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thompson, Hunter S
  • Thompson, Hunter S
  • Journalists
  • Journalists
  • United States
Label
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories, Hunter S. Thompson ; illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved
  • 263
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
  • 1
  • Other American Stories
  • 205
  • Jacket Copy for Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Drean
  • 207
  • Strange Rumblings in Aztlan
  • 217
Control code
ocm82913237
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1998 Modern Library ed.
Extent
vii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780679602989
Lccn
98000121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)82913237
Label
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories, Hunter S. Thompson ; illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved
  • 263
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
  • 1
  • Other American Stories
  • 205
  • Jacket Copy for Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Drean
  • 207
  • Strange Rumblings in Aztlan
  • 217
Control code
ocm82913237
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1998 Modern Library ed.
Extent
vii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780679602989
Lccn
98000121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)82913237

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