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Ken Kesey

Novelist (17-Sep-1935 — 10-Nov-2001)


Bruce Carnes. Ken Kesey. Boise, ID: Boise State University. 1974.

Barry H. Leeds. Ken Kesey. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.. 1981. 134pp.

Paul Perry; et. al.. On the Bus: The Complete Guide to the Legendary Trip of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters and the Birth of the Counterculture. New York, NY: Thunder's Mouth Press. 1997. 195pp.

M. Gilbert Porter. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest: Rising to Heroism. Farmington Hills, MI: Twayne. 1989.

Elaine B. Safer. The Contemporary American Comic Epic: The Novels of Barth, Pynchon, Gaddis and Kesey. Wayne State University Press. 1988. 216pp.

George J. Searles. A Casebook on Ken Kesey's One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. University of New Mexico Press. 1992. 209pp.

Stephen L. Tanner. Ken Kesey. Twayne. 1983. 159pp.

Peter O. Whitmer; Bruce Van Wyngarden. Aquarius Revisited: Seven Who Created the Sixties Counterculture That Changed America. New York: Macmillan. 1987. 260pp. The seven are: William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Norman Mailer, Tom Robbins, and Hunter S. Thompson.

Tom Wolfe. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 1968. 413pp.


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  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.823)

  9. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.135)

  11. Contemporary Novelists (pp.712-13)

  12. World Authors 1970-1975 (pp.449-51)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.398)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.554)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.399)

  16. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.22)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.8)

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