November 2018 Auction Ends Thursday, November 8th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/8/2018
Hunter S. Thompson letter signed ''Thompson'' from his 318 Parnassus address in San Francisco where he famously met with the Hell's Angels when chronicling them in his breakout book. Writing on 7 July 1965 to his friend Paul Semonin, Thompson notes it's a ''bitter pill'' that Semolnin's 65 page Congo article had been rejected by The Nation magazine, and offers ideas of how to get the article published, but takes issue with the article's length, ''...65 pages is suicide...'' He shares his own issues with a publisher, ''...I have just severed all relations with the Observer over the question of a book review (of mine) which they refused to run...'' Thompson then warns Semonin ''that you are going to find me a much tougher and shittier person than the one you left in Louisville 2 years go...It has finally come home to me that I am not going to be either the Fitzgerald or the Hemingway of this generation...I am going to be the Thompson of this generation, and that makes me more nervous than anything else I can think of...'' Thompson signs off, ''Senor Fatback'' after addressing Semonin as ''Dear Jackalope''. Also with a few hand annotations in red pen by Thompson. Dense single page letter on 7.25'' x 12'' Aerogram has address panel on verso, to be folded for mailing. Very good to near fine condition.
Defiant Hunter S. Thompson Letter Signed, Boldly Proclaiming ''...I am not going to be either the Fitzgerald or the Hemingway of this generation...I am going to be the Thompson of this generation...''Defiant Hunter S. Thompson Letter Signed, Boldly Proclaiming ''...I am not going to be either the Fitzgerald or the Hemingway of this generation...I am going to be the Thompson of this generation...''Defiant Hunter S. Thompson Letter Signed, Boldly Proclaiming ''...I am not going to be either the Fitzgerald or the Hemingway of this generation...I am going to be the Thompson of this generation...''
Defiant Hunter S. Thompson Letter Signed, Boldly Proclaiming ''...I am not going to be either the Fitzgerald or the Hemingway of this generation...I am going to be the Thompson of this generation...''
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