THE PROUD HIGHWAY. The Fear & Loathing Letters Volume 1. Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman. Edited by Douglas Brinkley. Foreword by William J. Kennedy.

New York: Villard, (1997). First edition. Hardcover. Nearly 700 pages of letters that begin with a high school essay (written in 1955), that takes us through 1967 (after the publication of Hell's Angels). HST's missiles pierce pomposity and rattle the soul. Whether written to his mother, Virginia, or to such luminaries as Charles Kuralt, Philip Graham, Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, Carey McWilliams, Lyndon Johnson, and Joan Baez, the letters represent the evolution of a true American original, a singular voice defying an era of banality. A fine copy in dust jacket. Item #14083
ISBN: 0679406956

Price: $75.00

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