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The curse of Lono / by Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman

Thompson, Hunter S. ; Steadman, Ralph

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ISBN 10: 3822848972 / ISBN 13: 9783822848975
Published by Koln ; London : Taschen, 2005
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Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly dust-dulled dw. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages; Physical description: 205 p. : ill. (some col. ) ; 39 cm. Summary: The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist's "coverage" of a news event that ends up being a wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Originally published in 1983, Curse features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo became known and loved. This curious book, considered an oddity among Hunter's oeuvre, was long out of print, prompting collectors to search high and low for an original copy. Subjects: Thompson, Hunter S. Adventure and adventurers - Hawaii. Journalists - United States - Biography. Hawaii - Description and travel. 3 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 193796

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Title: The curse of Lono / by Hunter S. Thompson ...

Publisher: Koln ; London : Taschen

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition in this form.

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Very good copy in v.good DJ, has previous owners name on ffep, and light bumping to corners.

About the Author:

The illustrator:
Ralph Steadman
is best known for his collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson. He is also a printmaker (his prints include a series of etchings on writers from William Shakespeare to William Burroughs). His own books include the lives of Sigmund Freud and Leonardo da Vinci and The Big I Am, the story of God.

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Legendary author Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) developed a style of writing about American life and politics that was so acerbic and over-the-top, it earned its own nickname: gonzo journalism. His magazine articles and books of which he penned nearly a dozen, including Hell's Angels, The Rum Diary, Songs for the Doomed, The Great Shark Hunt, and the monumental Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas influenced a generation of writers and established his voice as an essential part of America s socio-political fabric. Portrayed on the silver screen by Bill Murray (Where the Buffalo Roam, 1980) and Johnny Depp (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1998), Thompson was a wild character whose persona was inseparable from his often semi-autobiographical writing. True to his image, he once said, "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."

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