The Eugene City Council made the informal formal Wednesday, changing the name of the small plaza in the heart of downtown to Kesey
Thompson, the interviews work to make the split between Kesey
the man and Kesey
the performer somewhat clearer while persistently underscoring his position as a major touchstone for post-World War II American countercultures.
It's all a Kind of Magic: The Young Ken Kesey
, by Rick Dodgson, Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 2013.
When the late author Ken Kesey
and his pals, the Merry Pranksters, took their psychedelic bus ride across America to visit the New York World's Fair, the nation was mourning President John F.
With: Ken Kesey
, Ken Babbs, Neal Cassady, Gretchen Fetchan, Allen Ginsberg, Stark Naked, Stanley Tucci.
Rolling Stone reports that Van Sant, the Oscar-nominated director of "Milk," originally pictured Heath Ledger in the role of Kesey
Years after the publication of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, in an essay entitled "On Editing Kesey
: Confessions of a Straight Man," John Clark Pratt recounts an incident that occurred while he visited Kesey
on the novelist's Oregon farm.
For example, Kesey
clearly and intentionally loads the book with images of the Great American Hero of literature and popular culture: McMurphy enters the ward as a frontier roustabout, boasting and gambling like a Mississippi riverboatman; his verbal competition with Harding for the position of "bull goose loony" comes right out of the tradition of Davy Crockett and Mike Fink, perhaps by way of Huckleberry Finn.
Born in Montana, in 1945, Shurtliff was raised on a ranch in Oregon and went through a variety of incarnations, including a spell as the proprietor of a car supplies company, before embarking on a legendary road trip through Mexico with beat writer Ken Kesey
, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962).
provokes us to question our idiosyncrasies, values and inner self.
As bohemians in that place and time tended to do, they gravitated toward the drug and experimental art scenes happening around the redoubt of renegade novelist Ken Kesey
and his cronies, the Merry Pranksters.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest author Ken Kesey
has died following surgery for liver cancer.