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Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. Born in Louisville, Kentucky to a middle class family, Thompson went off the rails in his teens after the death of his father left the family in poverty. He was unable to formally finish high school as he was incarcerated for 60 days after abetting a robbery. He subsequently joined the United States Air Force before moving into journalism. He travelled frequently, including stints in Puerto Rico and Brazil, before settling in Aspen, Colorado in the early 1960s.

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Horatio Alger Myth - Criticism and Analysis - Hunter S. Thompson
... book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, journalist Hunter S ... Thompson made repeated references to Horatio Alger during his search for the American Dream ... "pure Horatio Alger." The final line of the book is Thompson saying that he thinks of himself as a "monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger ...
Hunter S. Thompson - Works - Accolades and Tributes
... Author Tom Wolfe has called Thompson the greatest American comic writer of the 20th century ... The 2006 documentary film Fuck, which features Hunter S ... Thompson commenting on the usage of that word, is dedicated to his memory ...
Jann Wenner - Hunter S. Thompson
... Hunter S ... Thompson was to provide Rolling Stone coverage for the 1976 Presidential Campaign that would appear in a book published by the magazine ... Reportedly, as Thompson was waiting for a $75,000 advance cheque to arrive, he learned that Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner had canceled the endeavor without telling Thompson ...

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    That’s where Time magazine lives ... way out there on the puzzled, masturbating edge, peering through the keyhole and selling what they see to the big wide world of chamber of commerce voyeurs who support the public prints.
    Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939)

    If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people—including me—would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
    Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939)