Re: RARA-AVIS: Hunter S. Thompson

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 11 Apr 2000

John & Carrie wrote:

> Does anyone consider Hunter S. Thompson as within the hard boiled tradition?
> Someone recently maintained to me that he was, I disputed it, but I'm not
> entirely sure. For one thing, his work is not fiction (although that's open
> to question, isn't it?). Second, his potpourri of drug-induced horros
> doesn't seem very hard-boiled to me.

His style is, at least in my opinion, hardboiled. But maybe it's just that it falls under the Hemingway tradition of daring newspapermen.


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