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The Joke's Over Ralph Steadman

The Joke's Over By Ralph Steadman

The Joke's Over by Ralph Steadman


$27.49
Condition - Very Good
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Summary

Tells the story of a remarkable collaboration that documented the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement, Nixon and Watergate, and the decay of the American Dream. This book presents a story of an unusual friendship, of both unique understanding and of extraordinary betrayals.

The Joke's Over Summary

The Joke's Over by Ralph Steadman

In the spring of 1970, Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. In Kentucky to cover the Derby, he met a former Hells Angel called Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson wrote later: 'The rest of that day blurs into madness. The rest of that night too. And all the next day and night. Such horrible things occurred that I can't bring myself even to think about them now, much less put them down in print. Steadman was lucky to get out of Louisville without serious injuries, and I was lucky to get out at all.' That meeting nevertheless resulted in a working relationship and a friendship that lasted for more than thirty years. In The Joke's Over, Ralph Steadman tells the story of a remarkable collaboration that documented the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement, Nixon and Watergate, and the decay of the American Dream. It is also the story of an unusual friendship, of both unique understanding and of extraordinary betrayals. Few people knew Thompson as well as Ralph Steadman did. In this remarkable memoir, elegaic, bizarre and hilarious, Steadman tells his story for the first time, the story - in words and pictures - of Ralph and Hunter, a great British original on a great American original, Butch and Sundance on acid...

About Ralph Steadman

Ralph Steadman is one of the greats of cartooning history, an international cult figure and part of a British tradition that runs from Gillray to Searle. He illustrated Hunter S. Thompson's great classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and is the writer and artist of books ranging from Leonardo (on da Vinci) to The Grapes of Ralph (on wine).

Additional information

GOR001442804
9780434016068
0434016063
The Joke's Over by Ralph Steadman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cornerstone
20061005
416
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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