hunter s thompson

High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism

High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism aims to provide the first in-depth analysis of the writings…

2 months ago

Fifty Years Ago, Hunter S. Thompson Took On Police Brutality

Hunter S. Thompson is best known for his bizarre Gonzo writing, which fused fiction and journalism in a darkly comedic…

3 months ago

Hunter S. Thompson and the Beats

This essay originally appeared in Beatdom #20. It has been slightly revised to incorporate new information. Hunter S. Thompson was…

9 months ago

New Books on Hunter Thompson and William Burroughs

The Hell’s Angels Letters Last year, I had the pleasure of reading Margaret Ann Harrell’s Keep This Quiet, a memoir…

12 months ago

A Sixty-Year History of The Rum Diary

Sixty years ago, on June 26th, 1960, an article with an odd title appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal. “A Louisvillian…

1 year ago

Beatdom #20 is on Sale

I am really happy to be able to say that Beatdom #20 is now - finally - on sale. We…

1 year ago

What to Expect from Beatdom# 20

For the past few months, the world has been in turmoil. Life has been turned upside down for many of…

1 year ago

Specificity: The Secret Brilliance of Hunter S. Thompson

In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s protagonist, Nick Carraway, describes Jay Gatsby as possessing a smile of the following…

2 years ago

Enter the Freak Kingdom

Hunter S. Thompson was no Beat writer but as an important figure in 20th century countercultural history (and my favourite…

2 years ago

From Fitzgerald’s Green Light to Thompson’s Wave

Hunter S. Thompson is one of those literary figures who, like the Beat Generation writers, divides opinion. His controversial books…

3 years ago

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