By Christopher Hitchens, Anita Thompson
Bristling with encouraged observations and wild anecdotes, this primary assortment deals a special perception into the voice and brain of the inimitable Hunter S. Thompson, as recorded within the pages of Playboy, The Paris Review, Esquire, and in other places.
Fearless and unsparing, the interviews aspect the most storied episodes of Thompson’s lifestyles: a savage beating by the hands of the Hells Angels, conversing soccer with Nixon at the 1972 crusade path (the merely time in two decades of hearing the treacherous bastard that I knew he wasn’t lying”), and his not likely run for sheriff of Aspen. somewhere else, passionate tirades approximately journalism, tradition, weapons, medicinal drugs, and the legislation show off Thompson’s voice at its fiercest.
Arranged chronologically, and prefaced with Anita Thompson’s relocating account of her husband’s final years, the interviews current Hunter in all his fractured brilliance and supply a very good portrait of his instances.
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INTERVIEWS WITH HUNTER S. THOMPSON * 15 He’s a very reasonable kind of guy. I think he has a very good chance of winning . . which is kind of crazy to say right now. He’s a transitional figure. If he wins, he’s a person between the old politics and what I’d like to get to. Jerry Williams: All right, let’s return now. We’re here with Hunter Thompson, the Washington Correspondent for Rolling Stone. If you read Rolling Stone, fine. If you don’t, you ought to, at least just to read Hunter Thompson’s correspondences on the campaign because it’s really been the most colorful stuff written about the campaign.
HST: It was while I was working on the Hell’s Angels book. Ken Kesey wanted to meet some of the Angels, so I introduced him and he invited them all down to his place in La Honda. It was a horrible, momentous meeting and I thought I’d better be there to see what happened when all this incredible chemistry came together. And, sure as shit, the Angels rolled in—about 40 or 50 bikes—and Kesey and the other people were offering them acid. ” Playboy: Had the Angels ever been into acid before that? HST: No.
HST: He might not have been before yesterday, but sure. In ’68 Humphrey wanted him to run. Phone Caller #3: They said it was Bobby Kennedy’s turn, but he wasn’t allowed to do anything. HST: No, Teddy Kennedy’s turn. *Robert “Sargent” Shriver is married to Eunice Kennedy Shriver. He was the first director of the Peace Corps and served as the United States Ambassador to France under presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon. George McGovern chose Shriver as a Democratic vice-presidential running mate after Thomas Eagleton’s history of mental health problems was made public.
Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson by Christopher Hitchens, Anita Thompson