A READING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH KEVIN T. MCENEANEY, AUTHOR OF HUNTER S. THOMPSON: FEAR, LOATHING, AND THE BIRTH OF GONZO
A decade after Hunter S. Thompson’s death, his books—including Hell’s Angels, The Curse of Lono, The Great Shark Hunt and Rum Diary—continue to sell thousands of copies each year, and previously unpublished manuscripts still surface for publication.
In Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo, Kevin T. McEneaney examines the intellectual background of this American original, providing biographical details and placing Thompson within a larger social and historical context. A significant portion of this book is devoted to the creation, reception and legacy of his most important works, particularly Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In addition to discussing influences on Thompson’s work—including Homer, Nietzsche, Spengler, Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Kerouac and others—as well as the writers Thompson influenced, McEneaney also explains the origins of Thompson’s invented new literary style, “gonzo.”