Hunter S. Thompson : fear, loathing, and the birth of Gonzo / Kevin T. McEneaney.

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    • Content Notes:
      Louisville slugger: delinquent to celebrity -- Play it again, Hunter: The rum diary -- Oddball journalism, underclass culture: Hell's Angels -- Who's depraved? champagne powder, sloppy track -- Loathing at the temple: Las Vegas, part I -- Fear in the nation: Las Vegas, part II -- Mythic enigma: the curse of Lono -- Literary addenda: further fictions -- Shot out of a cannon: final assessment.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • ISBN:
      9781442266209
      1442266201
    • Accession Number:
      2015044459
    • Accession Number:
      ocn930026807
    • Accession Number:
      fay.511053
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCENEANEY, K. T. Hunter S. Thompson : fear, loathing, and the birth of Gonzo. [s.l.] : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      McEneaney KT. Hunter S. Thompson : Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo. Rowman & Littlefield; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.511053. Accessed October 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      McEneaney, K. T. (2016). Hunter S. Thompson : fear, loathing, and the birth of Gonzo. Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.511053
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McEneaney, Kevin T. 2016. Hunter S. Thompson : Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo. Rowman & Littlefield. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.511053.
    • Harvard:
      McEneaney, K. T. (2016) Hunter S. Thompson : fear, loathing, and the birth of Gonzo. Rowman & Littlefield. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.511053 (Accessed: 20 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McEneaney, KT 2016, Hunter S. Thompson : fear, loathing, and the birth of Gonzo, Rowman & Littlefield, viewed 20 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      McEneaney, Kevin T. Hunter S. Thompson : Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.511053.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McEneaney, Kevin T. Hunter S. Thompson : Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.511053.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McEneaney KT. Hunter S. Thompson : fear, loathing, and the birth of Gonzo [Internet]. Rowman & Littlefield; 2016 [cited 2019 Oct 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.511053

Reviews

PW Reviews 2016 March #2

This literary study from McEneaney (Russell Banks: In Search of Freedom) is a thorough if sometimes heavy-going examination of Hunter S. Thompson's place in American letters, with a focus on the "gonzo" style he created. McEneaney spends much of the book on an extensive analysis of Thompson's autobiographical novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He explores the author's complicated friendship with attorney Oscar Zeta Acosta, the inspiration for the sidekick character Dr. Gonzo, and theorizes that another character was intended as a parody of Joan Didion. McEneaney's argument that Thompson combined sincere love for country with a fractured perspective on the American dream is compelling. However, his references to the authors who influenced Thompson—among them, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Miguel de Cervantes—are numerous to the point of being distracting. Thompson's own influence on other writers is mentioned only briefly and might have strengthened McEneaney's position if discussed in greater depth. This book will appeal to fans looking to know more about Thompson's place within literature, though it doesn't quite capture the man. (June)

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