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Drug use in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"

Summary: The role of drugs in the creation of two "gonzo journalism" works of literature: "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson, and "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Thomas Wolfe. The drugs in the both works served to both stimulate creativity and cause personal destruction.
Lots of people tend to look down upon drug related art and artists, as if it is the drug and not the artist that is doing the creating. The books Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test both show examples of how drugs can alter ones mind and their ability to create while under the influence. Fear and Loathing was written by Hunter S. Thompson and the book is based on a drug binge two people take in Las Vegas in search of "the American dream." Both people eventually become completely overcome at different points by their paranoia and their hallucinations.

In The Acid Test by Tom Wolfe, a group of people seek enlightenment through drugs such as LSD and peyote. They believed that hallucinogen drugs "open up doors in...

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