Ken Kesey, the man
Ken Kesey, the author
The Beat Generation
Ken Kesey Misc.
Ken Kesey :o)
A statue of Ken Kesey in Eugene, Oregon
-Kesey was a wrestler at the University of Oregon
-He was in a 174 pound weight division and he almost qualified to be on the Olympic team until a serious shoulder injury stopped his wrestling career
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(1962), is one of the best-known American novels of the 1960s. The tale was made into an Oscar-winning 1975
-His son Jed also became a University of Oregon wrestler, but was killed in a team van crash in 1984
-His parents were dairy farmers
-School of Journalism, where he received a degree in speech and communication in 1957, where he was also a brother of Beta Theta Pi.
-He was awarded a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship in 1958 to enroll in the creative writing program at Stanford University, which he did the following year
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