Paura E Disgusto A Las Vegas

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Editor: Giunti
ISBN: 8858773209
Size: 14,38 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 344
Download Read Online

Pubblicato nel 1971 sulla mitica rivista musicale “Rolling Stones”, Paura e disgusto a Las Vegas è il libro cult di un’intera generazione. Racconta di un viaggio compiuto nel 1971 da un giornalista sportivo accompagnato dal suo avvocato, a bordo di una vistosa Chevrolet rossa decappottabile. La meta è Las Vegas, la capitale del gioco d’azzardo e del più sfavillante e perverso conformismo americano, dove si tiene la Mint 400, una famosa e sgangherata corsa di moto e Dune-Buggy. Lo scopo dichiarato è quello di “scovare il Sogno Americano”. Fin dall’inizio il viaggio si rivela allucinante, irriverente, esilarante e disperato. I due eroi, sotto l’effetto di un miscuglio di droghe che non teme confronti, assistono a una trasformazione totale della realtà, che assume le più imprevedibili sfaccettature: da quelle psichedeliche, colorate, fantastiche del sogno, a quelle grottesche e tragiche dell’incubo e della disperazione. Romanzo di grande potenza narrativa, scritto con uno stile lucido e incalzante, sorretto da dialoghi strepitosi, disegna un magistrale quadro dell’America di quegli anni, l’America degli sconfitti, persi in un baratro che le droghe e i miti andati in frantumi non hanno potuto colmare. Il romanzo è accompagnato da una gustosa Piccola Enciclopedia Psichedelica, tra i cui autori spiccano nomi prestigiosi e inattesi come Alessandro Baricco, Gino Castaldo, enrico ghezzi, Fernanda Pivano e molti altri.

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Editor:
ISBN: 9781982023829
Size: 17,19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 756
Download Read Online

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like 'I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive... .' And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas. And a voice was screaming: 'Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?' Then it was quiet again. My attorney had taken his shirt off and was pouring beer on his chest, to facilitate the tanning process. 'What the hell are you yelling about?' he muttered, staring up at the sun with his eyes closed and covered with wraparound Spanish sunglasses. 'Never mind,' I said. 'It's your turn to drive.' I hit the brakes and aimed the Great Red Shark toward the shoulder of the highway. No point mentioning those bats, I thought. The poor bastard will see them soon enough.It was almost noon, and we still had more than a hundred miles to go. They would be tough miles. Very soon, I knew, we would both be completely twisted. But there was no going back, and no time to rest. We would have to ride it out. Press registration for the fabulous Mint 400 was already underway, and we had to get there by four to claim our sound-proof suite. A fashionable sporting magazine in New York had taken care of the reservations, along with this huge red Chevy convertible we'd just rented off a lot on the Sunset Strip...and I was, after all, a professional journalist; so I had an obligation to cover the story, for good or ill.The sporting editors had also given me $300 in cash, most of which was already spent on extremely dangerous drugs. The trunk of the car looked like a mobile police narcotics lab. We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls. All this had been rounded up the night before, in a frenzy of high-speed driving all over Los Angeles County-from Topanga to Watts, we picked up everything we could get our hands on. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. And I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon. Probably at the next gas station. We had sampled almost everything else, and now-yes, it was time for a long snort of ether. And then do the next hundred miles in a horrible, slobbering sort of spastic stupor. The only way to keep alert on ether is to do up a lot of amyls not all at once, but steadily, just enough to maintain the focus at ninety miles an hour through Barstow.

Screwjack

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743215249
Size: 18,83 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 771
Download Read Online

An almost unnaturally poignant love story from the father of “Gonzo” journalism and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson. What makes the romantic short story Screwjack so touching, for all its queerness, is the aching melancholy in its depiction of the modern man's burden: that "we are doomed. Mama has gone off to Real Estate School...and after that maybe even to Law School. We will never see her again." Hunter S. Thompson’s most searing and unnaturally poignant love story, Screwjack is simultaneously eerie and feverish, debauched and affecting. Never before—and perhaps never since—has modern man’s melancholia been so vividly revealed in one powerful story.

The Rum Diary

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451659717
Size: 15,63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 858
Download Read Online

The irreverent writer's long lost novel, written before his nonfiction became popular, chronicles a journalist's enthusiastic, drunken foray through 1950s San Juan.

Libero Chi Legge

Author: Fernanda Pivano
Editor: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852019480
Size: 18,19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 175
Download Read Online


Mr Nice

Author: Howard Marks
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857862693
Size: 18,90 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 558
Download Read Online

During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had 43 aliases, 89 phone lines, and owned 25 companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios, or offshore banks, all were money laundering vehicles serving the core activity: dope dealing. Marks began to deal small amounts of hashish while doing a postgraduate philosophy course at Oxford, but soon he was moving much larger quantities. At the height of his career he was smuggling consignments of up to 50 tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organizations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA, and the Mafia. This is his extraordinary story.

Kingdom Of Fear

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126542
Size: 10,89 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 811
Download Read Online

The Gonzo memoir from one of the most influential voices in American literature, Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Hunter S. Thompson’s life as a rebel—from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flaunting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances. Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking—in his journalism, in his life, and under the law—changed the shape of American letters, and the face of American icons. Call it the evolution of an outlaw. Here are the formative experiences that comprise Thompson’s legendary trajectory alongside the weird and the ugly. Whether detailing his exploits as a foreign correspondent in Rio, his job as night manager of the notorious O’Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, his epic run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, or the sensational legal maneuvering that led to his full acquittal in the famous 99 Days trial, Thompson is at the peak of his narrative powers in Kingdom of Fear. And this boisterous, blistering ride illuminates as never before the professional and ideological risk taking of a literary genius and transgressive icon.

Middle Age

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007336608
Size: 20,79 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 766
Download Read Online

In Salthill-on-Hudson, everyone is rich, beautiful, and middle aged. But when Adam Berendt, a charismatic, mysterious sculptor dies in a brash act of heroism, shock waves rock the town. Incisive, insightful, and never predictable, this is a uniquely American saga of self-determination and identity from one of the finest writers of contemporary fiction.

The Lake

Author: Banana Yoshimoto
Editor: Melville House
ISBN: 1935554697
Size: 18,57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 685
Download Read Online

A major literary sensation is back with a quietly stunning tour de force about the redemptive power of love. While The Lake shows off many of the features that have made Banana Yoshimoto famous—a cast of vivid and quirky characters, simple yet nuanced prose, a tight plot with an upbeat pace—it’s also one of the most darkly mysterious books she’s ever written. It tells the tale of a young woman who moves to Tokyo after the death of her mother, hoping to get over her grief and start a career as a graphic artist. She finds herself spending too much time staring out her window, though ... until she realizes she’s gotten used to seeing a young man across the street staring out his window, too. They eventually embark on a hesitant romance, until she learns that he has been the victim of some form of childhood trauma. Visiting two of his friends who live a monastic life beside a beautiful lake, she begins to piece together a series of clues that lead her to suspect his experience may have had something to do with a bizarre secret from his past. . . . With echoes of real life events, such as the Aum Shinrikyo cult (the group that released poison gas in the Tokyo subway system) and the kidnapping of Japanese citizens by North Korea, The Lake unfolds as the most powerful novel Banana Yoshimoto has written. And as the two young lovers overcome their troubled past to discover hope in the beautiful solitude of the lake in the countryside, it’s also one of her most moving. From the Hardcover edition.

Generation Of Swine

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126895
Size: 12,85 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 649
Download Read Online

From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back. Generation of Swine collects hundreds of columns from the infamous journalist’s 1980s tenure at the San Francisco Examiner. Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best—covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN—24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson—eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.