Hunter S. Thompson | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Richard Bernstein

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Hunter S. Thompson.
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Critical Review by Richard Bernstein

SOURCE: "Letters of the Young Author (He Saved Them All)," in The New York Times Book Review, July 25, 1997.

In the following review, Bernstein discusses Thompson's need to record his life and share it with the public in The Proud Highway.

One thing that this collection of letters makes clear at the outset is that Hunter S. Thompson, he of the Fear and Loathing books, for whom the phrase "gonzo journalist" was invented, has always burned to carve his initials onto the collective awareness. What other kind of person would, beginning in his teen years, make carbon copies of every letter he wrote—to his mother, his Army friends and commanding officers, his girlfriends, his various agents and editors—specifically in the hope that they would be published?

Mr. Thompson, by dint of hard work...

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