Paura E Disgusto A Las Vegas

Autore: Hunter S. Thompson
Editore: Giunti
ISBN: 8858773209
Grandezza: 64,38 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.

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

Autore: Hunter S. Thompson
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 030774406X
Grandezza: 22,72 MB
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Vista: 9784
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This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

The Rum Diary

Autore: Hunter S. Thompson
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451669275
Grandezza: 52,85 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.

Hey Rube

Autore: Hunter S. Thompson
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447206924
Grandezza: 59,13 MB
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Vista: 9751
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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: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802197299
Grandezza: 79,54 MB
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Leaving Las Vegas, the first novel by John O'Brien, is a disturbing and emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it, a powerful tale of hard luck and hard drinking and a relationship of tenderness and destruction. An avowed alcoholic, Ben drinks away his family, friends, and, finally, his job. With deliberate resolve, he burns the remnants of his life and heads for Las Vegas to end it all in the last great binge of his hopeless life. On the Strip, he picks up Sera, a prostitute, in what might have become another excess in his self-destructive jag. Instead, their chance meeting becomes a respite on the road to oblivion as they form a bond that is as mysterious as it is immutable. Leaving Las Vegas tells a powerful story of unconditional love between two disenfranchised souls who connect for a fleeting moment.

Screwjack

Autore: Hunter S. Thompson
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743215249
Grandezza: 37,25 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6665
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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 Twenty Days Of Turin A Novel

Autore: Giorgio De Maria
Editore: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631492306
Grandezza: 39,11 MB
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Vista: 6375
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Written during the height of the 1970s Italian domestic terror, a cult novel, with distinct echoes of Lovecraft and Borges, makes its English-language debut. In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some zealous youths create "the Library," a space where lonely citizens can read one another’s personal diaries and connect with like-minded souls in "dialogues across the ether." But when their scribblings devolve into the ugliest confessions of the macabre, the Library’s users learn too late that a malicious force has consumed their privacy and their sanity. As the city of Turin suffers a twenty-day "phenomenon of collective psychosis" culminating in nightly massacres that hundreds of witnesses cannot explain, the Library is shut down and erased from history. That is, until a lonely salaryman decides to investigate these mysterious events, which the citizenry of Turin fear to mention. Inevitably drawn into the city’s occult netherworld, he unearths the stuff of modern nightmares: what’s shared can never be unshared. An allegory inspired by the grisly neo-fascist campaigns of its day, The Twenty Days of Turin has enjoyed a fervent cult following in Italy for forty years. Now, in a fretful new age of "lone-wolf" terrorism fueled by social media, we can find uncanny resonances in Giorgio De Maria’s vision of mass fear: a mute, palpitating dread that seeps into every moment of daily existence. With its stunning anticipation of the Internet—and the apocalyptic repercussions of oversharing—this bleak, prescient story is more disturbingly pertinent than ever. Brilliantly translated into English for the first time by Ramon Glazov, The Twenty Days of Turin establishes De Maria’s place among the literary ranks of Italo Calvino and beside classic horror masters such as Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft. Hauntingly imaginative, with visceral prose that chills to the marrow, the novel is an eerily clairvoyant magnum opus, long overdue but ever timely.

Pastoralia

Autore: George Saunders
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408841495
Grandezza: 66,36 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2062
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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 ...