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Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
One of Ralph Steadman's most iconic collections of work, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas was his famous collaboration with Hunter S Thompson. The novel is a psychedelic journey to the heart of the American Dream and epitomises the newly emerging Gonzo Journalism, a term coined by Cordoza to express a style of writing whereby instead of simply covering a story, the writer is immersed in the story and becomes subjectively central to it.
Many believe that Ralph was actually present on the infamous trip but Hunter's (or his alter ego, Roaul Duke's) real life travelling companion was in fact lawyer and Chican activist Oscar Zeta Acosta.
Steadman's illustrations however have become part of the novel's appeal and it is almost impossible to think of the book without imagining the crazed artwork.