Ideas for Group Discussions
Brown, Chip. “Ken Kesey Kisses No Ass.” Esquire 118 (September, 1992): 158-166. Profiles Ken Kesey as a literary prankster and details his offbeat personality. Describes Kesey’s image of himself as a “magician” and the art of writing as magic. Brown’s profile gives many personal insights into Kesey’s life and writing.
Carnes, Bruce. Ken Kesey. Boise: Idaho State University Press, 1974. Provides brief biographical information and critical background to Kesey’s works.
Kesey, Ken. “Ken Kesey: The Art of Fiction CXXVI.” Interview by Robert Faggen. The Paris Review 35 (Spring, 1994):...
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