Category Archives: North American Literature

Cavell and Improvisation in The Wallace Stevens Journal

By | May 16, 2012

Two very nice reviews in the Spring 2012 issue of The Wallace Stevens Journal" “Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies: Consequences of Skepticism marks a fruition of the available criticism on Cavell’s relation to literary studies. It conveys the sense of a thorough assimilation of Cavell’s project that reflects a deep—and sometimes long—acquaintance with it on… Read More »

“To dismantle the old dilemma of Borges studies…”

By | April 3, 2012

A fiery endorsement from the novelist and critic Alan Pauls for Hernán Díaz’s forthcoming Borges, Between and Eternity (due out in August): “Just when all seemed lost, Borges, Between History and Eternity proves there’s still life in the Borges studies galaxy. Life of the best kind, which in the world of literary criticism means precision,… Read More »

Our compendium of Hunter S Thompson quotes

By | February 20, 2012

For the last two weeks we've been tweeting daily quotes from our book on Hunter S Thompson, Gonzo Republic: Hunter S Thomspon's America to celebrate its publication. They have varied from wild and rude to insightful, prescient and moving. Below is a collection of our favourite Hunter S Thompson quotes, taken from the great man… Read More »

The Textual Life of Airports in the New York Times

By | February 14, 2012

A nice shout out to Chris Schaberg’s The Textual Life of Airports in Joe Sharkey’s NYT article, “Handy Travel Tips From Those in the Know”: “And consider this from Christopher Schaberg, an assistant professor of English at Loyola University and the author of a book, The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight… Read More »

Hunter S Thompson on Film: Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

By | February 10, 2012

‘Terry Gilliam’s work is the most significant adaptation of Thompson’s fiction so far. Although the plot is very close to that of the novel, Gilliam is not afraid to depart from the book on the level of style to create his own interpretation. The movie opens with an ironically deployed showbiz number, ‘My Favourite Things’… Read More »

Hunter S Thompson’s explosive writing: an author guest post by William Stephenson

By | February 7, 2012

When studying for the part of Raoul Duke in Terry Gilliam’s film of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Johnny Depp stayed in Hunter S. Thompson’s basement in Owl Farm, the ‘fortified compound’ deep in the Colorado mountains that was Thompson’s retreat and writing base.  Depp shot with Thompson’s guns, wore his clothes, immersed himself… Read More »

Gonzo Republic: competition time!

By | February 6, 2012

Can you define the meaning of Gonzo in one tweet?  According to Hunter S Thompson his Gonzo style of writing was 'like falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a pool full of mermaids’. But… how would you define Gonzo? We're giving away copies of our new book on Hunter S Thompson in return… Read More »

Hunter S Thompson Celebration

By | February 1, 2012

Today we begin our Hunter S Thompson fortnight to celebrate the publication of Gonzo Republic: Hunter S Thompson's America and to coincide with the anniversary of his death on the 20th Feb. We will be tweeting daily Hunter S Thompson quotes (ranging from the surreal to funny, provocative to poignant, and, in some cases, spookily… Read More »

Johnny Depp reads letters from Hunter S Thompson

By | January 19, 2012

We will be going a little Hunter S Thompson crazy on our blog and twitter as of the 1st of Feb, to celebrate the publication of our new book Gonzo Republic: Hunter S Thompson's America. Written by William Stephenson, it takes you on a  journey across the surreal landscape of Thompson’s literary America – examining… Read More »

Gonzo Republic: Hunter S. Thompson’s America

By | November 9, 2011

Continuum is very excited to announce the publication of Gonzo Republic: Hunter S. Thompson’s America by William Stephenson (Senior Lecturer in English, University of Chester, UK), available in the US on November 17th and in the UK on 19 January. Gonzo Republic takes a long, hard look at Hunter S. Thompson’s complex relationship with America.… Read More »