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Ken Kesey Discusses His Life and Career.

Writer Ken Kesey. Kesey was a leading figure of the 60's counterculture. As the leader of the Merry Pranksters, Kesey did as much as anyone to popularize the use of LSD and other hallucinogens. Kesey also wrote two of the most popular books of the era, "Sometimes a Great Notion" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." In 1986, Kesey wrote "Demon Box," a look back at his life since the 60s. Kesey's latest book is called "Caverns." It's a novel he co-wrote with the 13 members of his University of Oregon fiction class. (Rebroadcast. Originally broadcast on Friday, December 15, 1989).

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Other segments from the episode on March 5, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 5, 1990: Interview with Ken Kesey; Review of Dave Frishberg's album "Let's Eat Home"; Interview with Lester Brown, Part 1; Review of the television show "The Secret…

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