Monday, February 21, 2005

Hunter S Thompson takes the Hemingway cure

Guardian Unlimited Books | News

"Thompson is credited with helping to pioneer New Journalism - or, as he dubbed it, 'gonzo journalism' - in which the writer made himself an essential component of the story. Much of his earliest work appeared in Rolling Stone magazine. 'Fiction is based on reality unless you're a fairytale artist,' Thompson said in 2003. 'You have to get your knowledge of life from somewhere. You have to know the material you're writing about before you alter it.'"


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