RE: RARA-AVIS: Hunter S. Thompson

From: John & Carrie (
Date: 11 Apr 2000

James sed:

> I think surrealism has a good pedigree in HB books. The endings of
> _Double Indemnity, as well as Thompson's _Savage Night_ and _The Getaway_
> all strike me as crossing well over into that territory. For that
> matter, I
> believe that Burroughs said that _Naked Lunch_ (which I do find
> hardboiled) was just a rewrite of _Junky_.
> Interesting topic.

Eaxh of the examples that you note indeed have extremely surreal endings. But I think you'd agree that they don't exploit surrealism to the extreme that Fear and Loathing and Naked Lunch.

And yes, I've read that quote by Burroughs before.

Burroughs said a lot of things.:)


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