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Kesey, Ken

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Works: 439 works in 1,564 publications in 8 languages and 50,498 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Short stories, American  Domestic fiction  Biography 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Performer, Creator, Signer, Commentator, Contributor, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Speaker, Conceptor, Illustrator, Narrator
Classifications: PS3561.E667, 813.54
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One flew over the cuckoo's nest, a novel by Ken Kesey( Book )
313 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 11,572 libraries worldwide
An inmate of a mental institution tries to find the freedom and independence denied him in the outside world
Sometimes a great notion : a novel by Ken Kesey( Book )
92 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,956 libraries worldwide
The Stampers, a logging family pit by circumstance against big business, are rough, hard men and women who live by the motto "never give an inch." Added to the turmoil is the return of Leland, a dope-smoking, college educated half brother whose arrival triggers a tidal wave of events that spiral gradually out of control
Sailor song by Ken Kesey( Book )
31 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,112 libraries worldwide
After writing two books in the early 1960s, both now established as American classics, Ken Kesey abandoned the novel in its established form. Over the past twenty-five years he has written many shorter pieces, but only now, with Sailor Song, brings his considerable powers once again to bear on a full-scale undertaking, giving us a unique and powerful novel about America. Set in the near future, the story takes us to the Alaskan village of Kuinak, a rundown fishing community of Deaps (Descendants of Early Aboriginal Peoples) and Lower Forty-eight refugees perched on the Western Edge of history. It's a scene rich with characters, like Alice the Angry Aleut, Ike Sallas (known as "the Bakatcha Bandit" during the environmental wars of the nineties), the town's indispensable "scoot" runner Billy the Squid, and the Loyal Order of Underdogs, who meet monthly for the Full Moon Howl. Into their peculiar midst sails a mighty ship of last hopes, loaded to the gunwales with a big-bucks Hollywood film company. This famous studio/yacht has come north to film a classic children's book, The Sea Lion. Unscripted transformations abound as the project stirs a new mix into the community, including a tribe brought down from the remote north. Sailor Song is an epic novel that revolves around the question: Does love make any sense at the end of the world? It's about things that endure and come around again - back at you, and back to you
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey( Sound Recording )
69 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,862 libraries worldwide
The story of inmates fighting back against authority in a mental asylum ward run by a cruel nurse
Demon box by Ken Kesey( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,822 libraries worldwide
In this collection of short stories, Ken Kesey challenges public and private demons with a wrestler's brave and deceptive embrace, making it clear that the energy of madness must live on
Last go round by Ken Kesey( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,635 libraries worldwide
Three cowboys of different races battle for a bronco busting title. The time is the 1910s, the setting a small town in Oregon swollen to bursting for the rodeo. One of the cowboys is black, one is an Indian and one is white. Lots of detail on roping, riding and bronco busting. By the author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Little Tricker the squirrel meets Big Double the bear by Ken Kesey( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 1,291 libraries worldwide
Little Tricker the squirrel watches as Big Double the bear terrorizes the forest animals one by one, but then Little Tricker gets revenge
The Further inquiry by Ken Kesey( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 935 libraries worldwide
"'The Further inquiry' is Kesey's reexamination of the [1964 cross-country psychedelic] adventure, twenty-five years later, in the form of the 'trial' of Neal Cassady's spirit ... with more than 150 previously unpublished color photos by Ron 'Hassler' Bevrit, additional images from Allen Ginsberg's collection, and verbatim transcripts of key episodes ..." --dust jacket
The sea lion : a story of the sea cliff people by Ken Kesey( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Although taunted for his small size and bad leg, Eemook proves his worth by saving his tribe from an evil and powerful spirit that comes visiting one stormy night
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Miloš Forman( visu )
69 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 589 libraries worldwide
"In this program, Ken Kesey, Kesey scholar John Clark Pratt, psychiatrist and critic Frank Pittman, 'Rolling Stone's' Jann Wenner, 1960's icon Wavy Gravy, and others set 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest--an indictment of Eisinhower Era conformity--within the context of its times. Together they talk about the novel, the Academy Award-winning movie, and Kesey's role as leader of the Merry Pranksters and the star of the West Coast psychedelic scene. Producer Saul Zaentz, director Milos Forman, and Louise Fletcher (Nurse Ratched) describe the making of the movie. The influence of Cuckoo's Nest on mental hospital reform is also considered"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site @ www.films.com
Magic trip Ken Kesey's search for a kool place ( visu )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
In 1964, author Ken Kesey and his friends, known as the Merry Pranksters, set out on a cross-country bus trip from California to New York to visit the World's Fair. They also decided to record it, with several 16 mm movie cameras and audio tape. Compiled from more than 40 hours of footage shot during the journey, it was the magical mystery tour--fueled by both the countercultural sentiments of the time and lots of LSD--that became legend. The participants were not beatniks, not-yet-hippies, but a group of preppy-looking partygoers, outfitted in red, white, and blue, whose traveling bacchanal zigzagged across the country. In those more relaxed times, the Pranksters encountered only sporadic harassment, as they spread low-key mayhem in Phoenix, New Orleans, Houston, and the Millbrook, N.Y. estate where Timothy Leary held court. The film record of this famous bohemian lark is uneven, befitting an unsteady (if borderline revolutionary) group in a time of widespread cultural upheaval
Alguien voló sobre el nido del cuco by Ken Kesey( Book )
40 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Spanish translation of "One flew over the cuckoo's nest". A mordant, subversive parable set in a mental ward, the novel chronicles the head-on collision between its hero Randle Patrick McMurphy and the totalitarian rule of Big Nurse. McMurphy swaggers into the mental ward like a blast of fresh air and turns the place upside down, starting a gambling operation, smuggling in wine and women, and egging on the other patients to join him in open rebellion. But McMurphy's revolution against Big Nurse and everything she stands for quickly turns from sport to a fierce power struggle with shattering results
En eentje zag ze vliegen by Ken Kesey( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 122 libraries worldwide
De pogingen van een nieuwe patiënt, die door krankzinnigheid te simuleren het ijzeren regime in een psychiatrische inrichting wil doorbreken, lijken aanvankelijk succes te hebben
Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou : roman by Ken Kesey( Book )
26 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in French and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Dans une maison de santé, une redoutable infirmière terrorise ses pensionnaires et fait régner un ordre de fer, grâce à un arsenal de traitements de choc, réduisant ses pensionnaires à une existence quasi-végétative. Surgit alors McMurphy, un colosse irlandais, braillard et remuant, qui a choisi l'asile pour échapper à la prison
Sometimes a great notion by Ken Kesey( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Oregon's Stamper family does what it can to survive a bitter strike dividing their tiny logging community. And as tensions rise, delicate family bonds begin to fray and unravel
Last go round a real western by Ken Kesey( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Three cowboys of different races battle for a bronco busting title. The time is the 1910s, the setting a small town in Oregon swollen to bursting for the rodeo. One of the cowboys is black, one is an Indian and one is white. Lots of detail on roping, riding and bronco busting. By the author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest : Roman by Ken Kesey( Book )
40 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in German and English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Der packende Roman schildert den Aufstand von Patienten in einer amerikanischen 'Klapsmühle', die sich gegen die unmenschlichen Behandlungspraktiken auflehnen. SW: Sozialkritischer Roman
Timothy Leary's last trip ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
A behind the scences look at the life of Dr. Timothy Leary, pioneer in psychology and consciousness raising in the 1960's
Tie-died rock 'n roll's most deadicated fans ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
The story of rock 'n' roll's fabled subculture, the fans of the rock group the Grateful Dead. The documentary follows the journey of the fans across the country on one of the group's final tours, in 1994
The tomorrow show ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Includes interviews with The Grateful Dead, Tom Wolfe, Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey. Also includes four live performances by The Grateful Dead
 
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Alternative Names
Kesey, Ken 1935-...
Kesey, Ken Elton
Kesey, Ken Elton 1935-2001
Keyse, Kenn 1935-2001
Kizi, Ken
Kizi, Ken 1935-2001
Kīzijs, Kens
Кизи, Кен
キージー, ケン
Languages
English (701)
Spanish (40)
German (39)
French (26)
Dutch (8)
Italian (4)
Multiple languages (2)
Danish (1)
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