Robert Polito recounts Thompson’s relationship with his father, a disgraced Oklahoma sheriff, with the women he adored in life and murdered on the page, with alcohol, would-be censors, and Hollywood auteurs. Unrelenting and empathetic, casting light into the darker caverns of our collective psyche, Savage Art is an exemplary homage to an American original. A National Book Critics Circle Award winner. 57 photos.
National Book Critics Circle AwardsWINNER 1995
Published by Vintage Oct 01, 1996| 560 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780679733522