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    This documentary was compiled from home videos shot by Kesey and the Pranksters, which lends itself to a sense of authenticity because there are to actors trying to portray the Pranksters. This compilation of original footage shot by Ken Kesey and his friends, known as the Merry Pranksters, follows their cross country bus trip in 1964 from California to New York to see the World’s Fair. Besides Kesey, the most well-known Prankster was Neal Cassady, who was the inspiration for Dean Moriarty in Jack

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    Ken Elton Kesey and His Works

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    Nest by Ken Kesey." 2012. Lone Star College System. 8 April 2014 . "Ken Kesey Biography." 2014. The Biography Channel Website. 7 April 2014 . Kesey, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Signet Books, 1963. Railton, Stephen. "Ken Kesey & The Merry Pranksters." 2012. University of Virginia. 9 April 2014 . The Oregon Historical Society. "Ken Kesey Biography." 2009. Oregon History Project. 7 April 2014 .

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    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Takin' it to the Streets as Drug-influenced Literature Art influenced by drugs faces a unique challenge from the mainstream: prove its legitimacy despite its "tainted" origins. The established judges of culture tend to look down upon drug-related art and artists, as though it is the drug and not the artist that is doing the creating. This conflict, less intense but still with us today, has its foundations in the 1960s. As the Beatnik, Hippie, and psychedelic

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    Ken Kesey

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    It was on the effects of drugs and his work there helped inspire his first novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. In 1964 Ken Kesey organized a legendary group which involved people like Neal Cassady and Ken Babbs. The called themselves the Merry Pranksters. They were the leaders of their time. They began a journey across th...

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    Taken at face value, Norman Mailer’s Armies of the Night and Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test may seem very similar. They are both centered on a major author of the 1960s and his experiencing of historical events of the time, while set in the style of New Journalism. When examined closer, though, it becomes apparent that these novels represent two very different sides of New Journalism – Armies of the Night an autobiography with personal and political motivations, The Electric Kool-Aid

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    Barbaric treatments for mental patients such as lobotomies and electric shock therapy were often used in mid-twentieth century psychiatric wards. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, set in one of these wards, is a fictional novel about committed mental patient R. P. McMurphy and his power struggle with the emasculating Nurse Ratched. The mastermind behind this novel, Ken Kesey, was a prominent figure in American counter-culture who struggled with figures of power during his lifetime as well. Ken Kesey

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    Wolfe created this documentation of the Merry Pranksters is that he attempts to re-create both the mental and physical atmosphere of their adventure and exploration across America. 4) Specific evidence in supporting the aforementioned thesis can be found in the “Author’s Note” section of the book but also in the writing style used to develop this masterpiece. Writing in a basic journal style, Wolfe documented the extraordinary life style lived by the Pranksters through personal experiences with them

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    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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    In the 1950’s, mental hospitals weren’t what they are now. In Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, he shows how people in mental hospitals were treated at that time all through the eyes of an Indian man named Chief Bromden. Ken Kesey uses his personal experiences to add settings and even characters to show this in his writing. His life is clearly seen by McMurphy’s problem with authority which goes perfectly with his own and by the setting of a mental hospital, which Kesey once worked

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    Alfred Kinsey was raised by a very Christian family with his father being a part time Methodist preacher. With his father being a part of church and being so strict with religion he was severely discouraged from any sexual contact with woman. With his sexuality being stunted and being so repressed Kinsey looked to other things to feel accepted and feel academically more superior. His father’s strict lifestyle was not the only thing that compelled Kinsey to become the man he is known to be today,

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    us to get in our fighting positions. I am next to older men that have fought in other battles, and they tell me not to be so excited for war is a terrible thing. Seeing as this is so new to me I shrug off their words of wisdom and continue with my merry thoughts. The men next to me tell me I need to listen to commands and stay focused at all times, or I will loose my life. We began to march towards the Union Army. On the way, I heard loud explosions all around me; the Union Army was using cannons

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