- Uvez: Tvrdi uvez
- Broj stranica: 208
- Format: 20.8*27.4
- ISBN: 9783836548960
- Godina izdanja: 2014.
- Izdanje: -
A wild ride to dark Americana
Hunter S. Thompson’s and Ralph Steadman’s most eccentric book
The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was
to Las Vegas: a journalist’s news event “coverage” that ends up an
unclassifiable twist of fiction and reportage, myth and crazed
surrealism. Featuring all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo became known and loved, the book was at once their exemplary and most eccentric output.
The original edition of The Curse of Lono, published 1983, had
long been out of print when TASCHEN brought out a signed, limited
re-edition almost a decade ago. The book sold out before it even hit the
stores. Now available as a standard TASCHEN edition, this fresh,
smaller format, makes the gonzo masterpiece accessible to everyone.
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 of 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.”
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.