Ken Kesey & The Merry Pranksters
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It was 50 years ago Feb. 8 that Ken Kesey's wildly acclaimed novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" burst onto the published page, but his widow, Faye Kesey McMurtry, knows exactly how long the writing took.
The job of the writer is to kiss no ass, no matter how big and holy and white and tempting and powerful .
Ken Kesey: Oregon's Great Author and Anti-Establishment Hero (1935-2001) By Walt Curtis © 1995 "Dearest Mister Curtis: My mind is so wet it's like a- uh-like-my what? I-forgot..."
American writer, who gained world fame with his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962, filmed 1975). In the 1960s, Kesey became a counterculture hero and a guru of psychedelic drugs with Timothy Leary.
Ken Kesey Ken Kesey, the older of two sons, was born on September 17, 1935, in La Junta, Colorado. In 1946 the family moved to Springfield, Oregon, where Kesey spent several years on his family's farm.