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Tom Wolfe

(b. 1931) American writer

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Hunter S. Thompson

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(1939–2005),

American journalist and writer, born in Louisville, Kentucky. The work for which he is best known, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1972), first appeared in Rolling...

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Jack Kerouac

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1922–1969)

US novelist and poet, a leading figure of the Beat group of writers.

Born in Massachusetts into a French-Canadian family, Kerouac studied at Columbia University...

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Joan Didion

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(1934– ),

American essayist and novelist, known for her uncompromising depictions of contemporary American society, in collections of essays such as Slouching towards Bethlehem...

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Ken Kesey

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(1935–2001),

born in Colorado, graduated from the University of Oregon, later studied at Stanford, and once worked as a ward attendant in a mental hospital which provided...

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Marshall McLuhan

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(1911–80),

Canadian scholar. His influential studies of the media of communication and the role of technology in society include The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man...

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New Journalism

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The title of a 1973 collection edited by Tom Wolfe and E. W. Johnson, since used to describe a mode of journalism which incorporates first‐person narration, gives prominence to the ...

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