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The Mystery of Terry Southern

Victor Bockris, Gadfly, January 2000

BEFORE THE New Journalism of Tom Wolfe and Gay Talese, before the absurd cinema of Stanley Kubrick, before the Brave Gonzo World of Hunter S. Thompson, Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon, there was the legendary Terry Southern – author of the novels Candy (co-written with Mason Hoffenberg) and The Magic Christian, and screenwriter of Dr. Strangelove and Easy Rider.

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