(Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson) [PDF/EBOOK] ↠ Hunter S. Thompson


  • Hardcover
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  • Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • English
  • 23 May 2018
  • 9780330510714

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Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Û 0 Read Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson characters ´ 0 About journalism culture guns drugs and the law showcase Thompson’s voice at its fiercestArranged chronologically and prefaced with Anita Thompson’s moving account of her husband’s last years the interviews present Hunter in all his fractured brilliance and provide an exceptional portrait of his tim. I remember being in the middle of my thesis research when Thompson killed himself setting the internet on fire full of memorials tributes and a resurgence of interviews reposted I tried to capture them all and read as much as I could what I would ve given for this amazing collection back thenSo god bless Anita for pulling this together with great context in footnotes throughout and publishing this collection of interviews for his legacy And in true Gonzo fashion it is uneven at times contradictory often and off the wall but in certain lucid and sober moments Thompson shows why his legacy will prevail as no one said it like him The interviews are thankfully published in chronological order so we get to relive the trajectory of his career and see his persona emerge solidify trap him and then pave the way into nostalgia He could be so witty when talking about himself writing his outrageous stories and always politics And it s the political stuff that s so interesting as the outrage and predictions he made during NixonReganClintonBush could have been said today in 2019 Thompson has always seen this coming and that s what makes me miss having him around now the most he d have so much to say and so much of that would be about having been right all along and seen everything comingThis book made me laugh cringe and learn I m grateful that Anita included interviews where HST was off and unintelligible and rambling And also interviews where the interviewer was ill prepared or too prepared or incapable of keeping up with their subject And yet certain interviews shine through brilliant and blazing and worth reading again and again The book made me feel closer to and appreciate the Good Doctor even than ever Read it And hey skip certain interviews if you don t like them it s the whole collection that is worth it

Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Hunter S. ThompsonAncient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson

Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Û 0 Read Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson characters ´ 0 Bristling with inspired observations and wild anecdotes this first collection offers a uniue insight into the voice and mind of the inimitable Hunter S Thompson as recorded in the pages of Playboy The Paris Review Esuire and elsewhereFearless and unsparing the interviews detail some of the most storied ep. I ve never been drawn into the cult of Hunter Thompson I ve been aware of him in a rough he wrote that and that kind of way without being intimately familiar with the building blocks of his reputation From that point of view this chronologically arranged collection of interviews certainly helped me to pin down the significant events in the creation of the myth surrounding him However the I read the I felt seeds of suspicion begin to burrow those famous incidents his time with the Hell s Angels talking football with Nixon on the trail with successive Presidential candidates in the 70s get trotted out again and again and again at every opportunity and each time they sound a little misty eyed a little lacking in centrality despite himself Thompson ends up sounding like one of those old time war veterans who reveal just how peripheral they were to the main thrust of events the stores clerk whose anecdotes place him on the shores at Omaha Beach but show that he arrived long after the fighting had moved onAnd there s another accidental revelation in placing so much of Thompson s direct interactions with interviewers in so enclosed a space the sudden understanding halfway through that the man himself is something of an intellectual coward Time and again he launches into an outrageous exclamation only to duck and weave away from it when challenged in any sort of meaningful way This is especially apparent in transcripts of talks he gives to gatherings of students which often than not degenerate into pantomime performances where he pretends not to hear uestions accuses his inuisitor of stupidity or misunderstanding and otherwise bends himself in knots trying to avoid justifying his statements Not perhaps uite so noticeable at the live event but clear as crystal when laid out in typeNone of it makes Thompson any less fascinating a study if anything this lifelong adherence to weasel logic and continued refusal to accept responsibility for his statements enhances the interest in his character because it uickly becomes apparent that Thompson has a couple of golden moments early in his career and is able to parlay them into a long slow gently declining reputation that sustains him far longer than it might otherwise have done And the ways in which he manages to sustain his time in the limelight through increasingly shrill and desperate proclamations makes for compulsive reading until the inevitable relief when reaching the end of the book and having it finally all end

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Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Û 0 Read Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson characters ´ 0 Isodes of Thompson’s life a savage beating at the hands of the Hells Angels talking football with Nixon on the 1972 Campaign Trail “the only time in 20 years of listening to the treacherous bastard that I knew he wasn’t lying” and his unlikely run for sheriff of Aspen Elsewhere passionate tirades. I liked it but I didn t really really like it It seemed like a bid to cash in on the ticket by offering a ride that was already over So many repeated uestions I felt HST s annoyance and read it all the way through rising as each interviewer asked many of the same things It got tedious to read It would have leaped if it had been shortened to each uestion and pertinent answers given I know that wouldn t have been his style but I grew weary of reading this book earlier than half way through I ll have to take a break before I read any of his writings again


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    Summary Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Û 0 Read (Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson) [PDF/EBOOK] ↠ Hunter S. Thompson Good to read again Interesting interviews with HST over the years

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    (Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson) [PDF/EBOOK] ↠ Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Û 0 Read This should have been five stars for reasons I'll explain and which already have been detailed by able writers Any book of interviews is going to be a mixed bag but thank God the interviewee is a wily one here The book spans

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    Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Û 0 Read Summary Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson I've never been drawn into the cult of Hunter Thompson I've been aware of him in a rough he wrote that and that kind of way without being intimately familiar with the building blocks of his reputation From that point of view this chronologically arranged collection of interviews certainly helped me to pin down the significant events in the creation of the myth surrounding him However the I read the I felt seeds of suspicion begin

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    Summary Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Û 0 Read Greetings from the afterlife Here I am fulfilling a lifelong dream interviewing one of my all time life idols He is one the most accomplished proponents of counterculture one of the fines journalist writers and outlaw thinkers to grace the world He is the great and the dead self proclaimed Doctor of Divinity Hunter S Thompson Hunter S Thompson Yeah hi Me Hunter what made an ordinary hick boy from Kentucky such a perceptive mind who prophes

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    Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Hunter S. Thompson (Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson) [PDF/EBOOK] ↠ Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Û 0 Read I liked it but I didn't really really like it It seemed like a bid to cash in on the ticket by offering a ride that was already over So many repeated uestions I felt HST's annoyance and read it all the way through rising as each interviewer asked many of the same things It got tedious to read It would have leaped if it had been shortened to each uestion and pertinent answers given I know that wouldn't have been his style but I gr

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    Summary Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson (Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson) [PDF/EBOOK] ↠ Hunter S. Thompson Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Hunter S. Thompson This book is indeed filled with gonzo wisdom but it's also very repetitive and poorly edited I was a bit disappointed although doubtless it's in

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    Summary Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Û 0 Read I remember being in the middle of my thesis research when Thompson killed himself setting the internet on fire full of memorials tributes and a resurgence of interviews reposted I tried to capture them all and read as much as I could what I would've given for this amazing collection back thenSo god bless Anita for pulling

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    Summary Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Û 0 Read Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Hunter S. Thompson I'm of mixed opinion on this book The book exclusively covers Hunter's appearance in the media television and the

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    Hunter S. Thompson Û 0 Read Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Û Hunter S. Thompson (Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson) [PDF/EBOOK] ↠ Hunter S. Thompson Obviously there's a fair amount of repetition as well as some contradiction given how many interviews are contained here and how much chronological ground they cover Hell's Angels era until pretty near the end Likewise this is or less only going to appeal to the thoroughly converted Those two things said there's a lot of gold in here for those who are interested in terms of insight into both Thompson as a person and politics and

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    (Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson) [PDF/EBOOK] ↠ Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Û 0 Read Thompson's shining Gonzo Intellect is displayed here with humor and insight Thompson was a seer a visionary an immovable force of which our culture will have to contend with for decades to come His interviews read like his prose evidence that what you read in print was the Good Doctor himself without pretense without a mask The e

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