Analysis Of Ken Kesey 's One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest And The Book Before

2043 Words Jun 4th, 2015 9 Pages
Ken Kesey was born on September 17, 1935 in La Junta California, was raised in Springfield, Oregon.. He also was seen as an important wrestler at the University of Oregon and after he graduated he received the fred lowe scholarship from the University as well. With it he received an literary education from a graduate program at Stanford . In the 1960s, Kesey had worked in a psychiatric hospital ward as a janitor and had also participated in a experiment with the army testing the effects of mind altering drugs and wrote down the effects and experiences . Both of those exposures led to the writing of the book One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and the book after Sometimes a Great Notion. He then joined a group called the Merry Pranksters . They were a group of hippies who traveled across the country and conducted acid tests with “electric” LSD-laced cups of Kool-Aid to many locals in california willing to pay a dollar . They then observed the test subjects to view their reactions at different concerts, poking fun at them to contain their reactions at the concerts . He then fled to Mexico under suspicion of illegal marijuana charges and returned to be jailed briefly. When he was released he then continued his literary career by writing the book Sometimes a Great Notion. After the publication of this book most people saw him as a hippy himself. After his great debut as a writer he went on to write several more stories based off the effects of LSD and his road trips with the merry…

Related Documents