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Kesey

Ken. 1935--2001, US novelist, best-known for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962)
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The name change to honor the late author Ken Kesey took effect immediately, as the vote repealed the resolution city councilors approved in 1996 naming the square as Broadway Plaza.
Throughout the interviews, Kesey cannily grounds his actions and fiction within the context of masculine performance and the great American myth of the expansive drive of the West.
There are some useful biographies of Sixties counter-cultural icons like Hunter Thompson or Timothy Leary, but an insightful account of the life and times of Ken Kesey was lacking.
Now, on the 50th anniversary of the journey, Zane Kesey has launched a campaign on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter, looking for a few good modern-day Pranksters to contribute $200 each for a chance to do it all again, though on a different bus.
The counter-cultural equivalent of an archaeological dig--or maybe an acid flashback--"Magic Trip" is Alex Gibney and Allison Ellwood's reconstruction of the LSD-fueled, bus trip-cure-rolling revolution of Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, long pinpointed as the start of the psychedelic '60s.
As I threw myself at a galloping calf which was larger than the rest, Kesey yelled, "Let that one go.
In Cuckoo's Nest Kesey makes explicit allusion to Freud and Jung through Harding ("Fred Yoong" in McMurphy's malaprop rejoinder).
and Kesey and the Acid Tests;' and thus the Grateful Dead.
Kesey then went on to form the Merry Pranksters, a group of friends who spent three years touring America in a psychedelic painted bus.
Kesey became a literary sensation in 1962 with Cuckoo's Nest, which later became an Oscar-winning hit movie.
AUTHOR Ken Kesey, who wrote the cult Sixties novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, died yesterday from liver cancer at the age of 66.
It's exciting to be recognized for brewing quality products," said lead brewer Brent Kesey.