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- DescriptionKen Kesey (1935-2001) is the author of several works of well-kwn fiction and other hard-to-classify material. His debut vel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, was a critical and commercial sensation that was followed soon after by his most substantial and ambitious book, Sometimes a Great Notion. His other books, including Demon Box, Sailor Song, and two children's books, appeared amidst a life of astounding influence. He is maybe best kwn for his role as the charismatic and proto-hippie leader of the West Coast LSD movement that sparked The Sixties, as iconically recounted in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. In the introduction to An Impolite Interview with Ken Kesey, Paul Krassner writes, For a man who says he doesn't like to do interviews, Kesey certainly does a lot of them. What's most surprising about this statement is t the incongruity between disliking and doing interviews but the idea that Kesey could possibly have been less than enthusiastic about being the center of attention. After his two great triumphs, writing played a lesser role in Kesey's life, but in thoughtful interviews he sometimes regrets the books that were sacrificed for the sake of his other pursuits. Interviews trace his arc through success, fame, prison, farming, and tragedy--the death of his son in a car accident profoundly altered his life. These conversations make clear Kesey's central place in American culture and offer his enduring lesson that the freedom exists to create lives as wildly as can be imagined.
- Author BiographyScott F. Parker is the author of Running After Prefontaine: A Memoir and Revisited: Notes on Bob Dylan and coeditor of Coffee--Philosophy for Everyone: Grounds for Debate. His work has appeared in Philosophy Now, Oregon Quarterly, Oregon Humanities, the Oregonian, the Star Tribune, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Fiction Writers Review, and others.
- PublisherUniversity Press of Mississippi
- Date of Publication30/05/2014
- Series TitleLiterary Conversations Series
- Place of PublicationJackson
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of Mississippi
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight322 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byScott F. Parker
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