Ken Kesey

Kenneth Elton "Ken" Kesey (/ˈkz/; September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001) wis an American novelist, essayist, an coontercultural figur. He conseedert himsel a airtin atween the Beat Generation o the 1950s an the hippies o the 1960s.

Ken Kesey
Ken Kesey in Pasadena in 1974 from The Big T 1974 (page 45 crop).jpg
Ken Kesey 1974.
BornKenneth Elton Kesey
17 September 1935(1935-09-17)
La Junta, Colorado, U.S.
Dee'd10 November 2001(2001-11-10) (aged 66)
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.[1][2]
ThriftNovelist, short story writer, essayist, poet
GenreBeat, postmodernism
Leeterar muivementMerry Pranksters
Notable warksOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962)
Sometimes a Great Notion (1964)


  1. Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher. "Ken Kesey, Author of 'Cuckoo's Nest,' Who Defined the Psychedelic Era, Dies at 66", The New York Times (November 11, 2001). Retrieved February 21, 2008.
  2. Baker, Jeff (11 November 2001). "All times a great artist, Ken Kesey is dead at age 66". The Oregonian. pp. A1.