4to. 396pp. Bound in black cloth. With unclipped dust wrapper.INSCRIBED: ‘To Duncan from Ralph Steadman 2006’ with a drawing of a wine glass. Unclipped dust wrapper, Fine copy. Illustrated with photographs and some line drawings reproduced.
Size 24 x 16cm (9.5 x 6.5 inches, 1.5 inches thick)
In spring 1970, the artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. He met an ex-Hell’s Angel, called Hunter S. Thompson who had just shaved his head. Their working relationship resulted in Gonzo and a friendship that lasted for more than thirty years. THE JOKE’S OVER tells the story of a remarkable collaboration that documented the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movements, the Nixon Years, campaign trails, Watergate and many of the great events that shaped the twentieth century. It is also the story of a friendship and the unique understanding (and betrayals) that existed between them. Few people knew Hunter as well as Ralph Steadman did. In this wonderful memoir, elegaic, bizarre and hilarious, Steadman tells for the first time his story, in words and pictures, of Ralph and Hunter.
Publisher: Willian Heinemann
Condition: Very Good
Book ID: 60003203