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Hunter S. Thompson

American journalist and author

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In correspondence, literature and journalism, HST exhaustively explicated the slope, crest and break of American civilization's thrilling, reprobate 20th century prepotency. His oeuvre is an invaluable resource in appraisal of the postwar era's addled, volatile dynamism, when multiplex dysfunction assumed normality and latitude afforded by a sybaritic culture and its unremitting technological advances were exploited for the hedonism of plenteous profit and pleasure. In our era of declension, when America abases itself as a sanitized morass of sedate and supine mediocrity, the parlous paradigms to which the world raged agog, the perfidy and obloquy against which HST declaimed are but savory memories.

None too many glutted themselves so surfeit as this choleric voluptuary of language, narcotics, firearms and fury. His legacy consists of a short story quartet, pair of novels, codex-length chronicles of phenomena (into which he prominently interposed himself), thousands of photographs evocative of bygone ethos and hundreds of intrepid, vociferous essays collected in a dozen anthologies. In this totality, the sapient subjectivity of a self-described romance junkie assured a commitment to verity, if not certainty.
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review by . December 19, 2008
Rolling Stone
Hunter S. Thompson was one of the most controversial journalists of his time, and of any time really. He was the creator of "Gonzo" Journalism - a style of reporting in which the reporter involves themselves in the action so much that they become a main part of the story they are reporting on. People seem to either love him or hate him, but no matter which side of the fence you may be on, there isn't anyone out there who can truthfully say that Hunter S. Thompson was not an influential, effective …
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