Paura E Disgusto A Las Vegas

Autore: Hunter S. Thompson
Editore: Giunti
ISBN: 8858773209
Grandezza: 10,89 MB
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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.

Hey Rube

Autore: Hunter S. Thompson
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447206924
Grandezza: 78,33 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For decades, Hunter S. Thompson galvanized American journalism with his acerbic wit, radical ideas, and gonzo tactics. He continued his reign as ‘the Unabomber of contemporary letters’ (Time) with Hey Rube. Fear, greed, and action abound in this hilarious, thought-provoking compilation as Thompson doles out searing indictments and uproarious rants while providing brilliant commentary on politics, sex, and sports – at times all in the same column. Filled with critics’ favorites, as well as never-before-published columns, Hey Rube follows Thompson through the beginning of the new century. Hey Rube gives us a look at the gonzo journalist in his most organic form – unbridled, astute, and irreverent.

Leaving Las Vegas

Autore: John O'Brien
Editore: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1611859506
Grandezza: 17,66 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Leaving Las Vegas, the first novel by John O'Brien, is the disturbing and emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it. Sera is a prostitute, content with the independence and routine she has carved out for herself in a city defined by recklessness. But she is haunted by a spectre in a yellow Mercedes, a man from her past who is committed to taking control of her life again. Ben is an alcoholic intent on drinking his way towards an early death. Newly arrived from Los Angeles, he survived the four-hour intoxicated drive across the desert with his entire savings in his wallet and nothing else left to lose. Looking to satisfy hungers both material and existential, Ben and Sera stumble together on the strip and discover in each other a respite from their unforgiving lives. A testimony to the raw talent of its young author, Leaving Las Vegas is a compelling story of unconditional love between two disenfranchised and lost souls - an overlooked American classic.

The Rum Diary

Autore: Hunter S. Thompson
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451669275
Grandezza: 10,38 MB
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Made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary—a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book—is Hunter S. Thompson’s brilliant love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean. Begun in 1959 by a twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. The narrator, freelance journalist Paul Kemp, irresistibly drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman, is soon thrust into a world where corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule and anything (including murder) is permissible. Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, this dazzling comedic romp provides a fictional excursion as riveting and outrageous as Thompson’s Fear and Loathing books.

Libero Chi Legge

Autore: Fernanda Pivano
Editore: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852019480
Grandezza: 32,42 MB
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Vista: 2614
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Screwjack

Autore: Hunter S. Thompson
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447206932
Grandezza: 11,82 MB
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Including a chronicle of his first mescaline experience, a trailer-park confrontation and ending with an unnaturally poignant love story, Screwjack is an exhilarating collection of short stories. As Thompson puts it in his introduction, the three stories here ‘build like Bolero to a faster & wilder climax that will drag the reader relentlessly up a hill, & then drop him off a cliff . . . That is the Desired Effect.’ Amid all the hilarity, Hunter S. Thompson proves just how brilliant a prose stylist he really is. Screwjack is salacious, unsettling, and brutally lyrical. ‘Hunter Thompson elicits the same kind of admiration one would feel for a streaker at Queen Victoria’s funeral’ William F Buckley ‘There are only two adjectives writers care about anymore, brilliant and outrageous, and Hunter S. Thompson has a freehold on both of them’ Tom Wolfe

Pastoralia

Autore: George Saunders
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408841495
Grandezza: 20,97 MB
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'Saunders is an astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic and funny - telling just the kind of stories we need to get us through these times' Thomas Pynchon In PASTORALIA elements of contemporary life are twisted, merged and amplified into a slightly skewed version of modern America. A couple live and work in a caveman theme-park, where speaking is an instantly punishable offence. A born loser attends a self-help seminar where he is encouraged to rid himself of all the people who are 'crapping in your oatmeal'. And a male exotic dancer and his family are terrorised by their decomposing aunt who visits them with a solemn message from beyond the grave. With an uncanny combination of deadpan naturalism and uproarious humour, George Saunders creates a world that is both indelibly original and yet hauntingly familiar ...

Blow

Autore: Bruce Porter
Editore: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466876247
Grandezza: 80,20 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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BLOW is the unlikely story of George Jung's roller coaster ride from middle-class high school football hero to the heart of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel-- the largest importer of the United States cocaine supply in the 1980s. Jung's early business of flying marijuana into the United States from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic turn when he met Carlos Lehder, a young Colombian car thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his native land. Together they created a new model for selling cocaine, turning a drug used primarily by the entertainment elite into a massive and unimaginably lucrative enterprise-- one whose earnings, if legal, would have ranked the cocaine business as the sixth largest private enterprise in the Fortune 500. The ride came to a screeching halt when DEA agents and Florida police busted Jung with three hundred kilos of coke, effectively unraveling his fortune. But George wasn't about to go down alone. He planned to bring down with him one of the biggest cartel figures ever caught. With a riveting insider account of the lurid world of international drug smuggling and a super-charged drama of one man's meteoric rise and desperate fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's life using unprecedented eyewitness sources in this critically acclaimed true crime classic.

Telling Lies Clues To Deceit In The Marketplace Politics And Marriage Revised Edition

Autore: Paul Ekman
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393081745
Grandezza: 38,80 MB
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From breaking the law to breaking a promise, how do people lie and how can they be caught? The science behind Fox TV's series Lie To Me. In this revised edition, Paul Ekman, a renowned expert in emotions research and nonverbal communication, adds a new chapter to present his latest research on his groundbreaking inquiry into lying and the methods for uncovering lies. Ekman has figured out the most important behavioral clues to deceit; he has developed a one-hour self-instructional program that trains people to observe and understand "micro expressions"; and he has done research that identifies the facial expressions that show whether someone is likely to become violent. ?Telling Lies?describes how lies vary in form and how they can differ from other types of misinformation that can reveal untruths. It discusses how a person's body language, voice, and facial expressions can give away a lie but still fool professional lie hunters—even judges, police officers, drug enforcement agents, and Secret Service agents.

Tarantula

Autore: Bob Dylan
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439107669
Grandezza: 62,79 MB
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction—a combination of stream of consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that gives fans insight into one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time. Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and gives a unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution. It captures Bob Dylan's preoccupations at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the imagination of a folk poet laureate who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his country roots with the playful surrealism of modern art. Angry, funny, and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan's most seminal music: a sense of protest, a verbal playfulness and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and eccentricity on the street.