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
XHB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Hunter S
Dewey number
  • 070/.92
  • B
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
  • Journalists
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
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas -- Strange rumblings in Aztlan -- The Kentucky Derby is decadent and depraved
Control code
ocn227194003
Edition
1998 Modern Library ed.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780679602989
Lccn
98012001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)227194003
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
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas -- Strange rumblings in Aztlan -- The Kentucky Derby is decadent and depraved
Control code
ocn227194003
Edition
1998 Modern Library ed.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780679602989
Lccn
98012001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)227194003

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