Daily Archives: December 9, 2018

Between Journalism and Fiction: Hunter S. Thompson and the Birth of Gonzo

“According to Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson was ‘the only twentieth-century equivalent of Mark Twain.’ Wolfe’s comparison was meant to feature Thompson as a humorist, but biographical similarities also linked the two writers. Both Twain and Thompson arrived in San … Continue reading

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The Strawberry Statement – James Simon Kunen (1969)

“‘Nobody likes a smart-ass, remember that,’ someone over thirty told me last summer. I had doubts about the dogma even then, but now I’m certain that it’s false. James Simon Kunen, 20 years old and a sometimes Columbia revolutionary, is … Continue reading

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