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Generation of Swine
NY, Summit Books, (1988). The uncorrected proof copy of the second volume of Thompson's Gonzo Papers. Subtitled "Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s," comprising short essays on events -- including much on the presidential campaigns -- from late 1985 to early 1988. An alternate subtitle is blacked out on the rear cover: "Two Years in Limbo: A Weekly Diary on the Death of the American Dream in the Eighties...Farewell to John Wayne, Hello to the Fat Man...Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll in a World They Never Knew." This subtitle is also covered over with a label on both the front cover and the title page. Laid in, on San Jose Mercury News letterhead is a note to a reviewer: "Dear Tom [Clark] - I'm glad you can do this. I'm very curious what you make of it. $150. Up to 1200 words. 5/16 deadline. Best - Caroline." Tom Clark was a noted poet and biographer (Kerouac, Olson, Creeley, Dorn, etc.). His review was titled "Bashing the Swine: Hunter S. Thompson Trashes Venality, Greed and Hotel Rooms." Near fine in wrappers. [#035046] $250

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