• Tony King's Literary Gifts To John

    From Norbert K@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jan 20 08:58:04 2023
    "John became obsessed by two books Tony King had given him as gifts, Hunter Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Nigel Nicholson's Portrait of a Marriage, which Tony said would remind John of his marriage to Yoko. John loved the Thompson book,
    a seamy study of a drug-involved journalist investigating the underbelly of America, and became obsessed with starring in a film version of the book. On the other hand, Portrait of a Marriage really disturbed him. The book was an account of the fifty-
    year marriage of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson, both of whom were bisexual and continually unfaithful to each other, yet were able to evolve a relationship of great depth and longevity despite the incompleteness of their marriage. John was
    very distressed by the theme of sexual incompatibility in the midst of great emotional attraction and the fact that no matter how hard one tries, a marriage may always remain incomplete."

    -- May Pang, in Loving John

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