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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The name change to honor the late author Ken Kesey took effect immediately, as the vote repealed the resolution city councilors approved in 1996 naming the square as Broadway Plaza.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.
However, now Kesey's anti-authority fable - set in a psychiatric hospital - is being brought to life in a way even Nicholson at his most unhinged would have struggled to envisage.
''The whole psychedelic scene came from that bus trip,'' said Kesey's son, Zane, who as a 3-year-old helped paint the bus and waved a tearful goodbye as it drove away.
Ken Kesey published One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, based on his experiences in a mental institution, in 1962.
The play all set to be staged by Alkazi's cast is one that survives to be told beyond the asylum walls and is not for fainthearted audiences -- true to Kesey's poignant masterpiece, there's enough for debauchery and satire to go around in this Hindi adaption of two hours.
Kesey's original plot takes place in a mental health institution, kept in order by a nurse the main antagonist, who subdues the patients and keeps them in line.
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.
Rolling Stone reports that Van Sant, the Oscar-nominated director of "Milk," originally pictured Heath Ledger in the role of Kesey.
As I threw myself at a galloping calf which was larger than the rest, Kesey yelled, "Let that one go.
This entry in the Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations series focuses on Ken Kesey's 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Head, and presents a collection of essays edited by Bloom (Yale U.) himself.