Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. What did Thompson state in his author's note that he cited more than any other source? Why?

Thompson began his author's note by writing that he used more lines from the Book of Revelation over the years than any other work. Thompson claimed this was not because he was religious, but because its madness is incredibly powerful and Bibles are always available in hotel rooms.

2. What took place in "Saturday Night in the City"? Who are the main figures in the story?

"Saturday Night in the City" detailed Thompson taking his girlfriend Maria to a tattoo parlor in San Francisco to get a tattoo just to write a story about it. Thompson was exhausted from lecturing for the past week and desperately needed to meet his deadline, so the easiest way was to have Maria get a large tattoo of a panther. While Maria was tattooed, Thompson recalled his days riding motorcycles through the streets of San Francisco in incredibly dangerous conditions.

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