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Kesey's Jail Journal

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Publisher Comments:

Four years after the legendary 1964 bus trip immortalized in Tom Wolfe's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Ken Kesey began serving time in San Mateo County Jail for pot possession. Transferred to an experimental low-security "honor camp" in the redwood forest, he spent six months clearing brush and immersing himself in the life of the jail community, attempting to "bring light and color" to it. "This is crazier here than the nuthouse ever was," Kesey noted, and proceeded to record the scene in numerous notebooks, illustrated with intense and brilliantly colored artwork.

Upon returning to Oregon, Kesey turned the raw notebook material into an illustrated collage that stretched across dozens of 18" x 23" boards. Upon realizing that publication of the elaborate, handwritten book was more than his publisher was willing to attempt, he put it aside. Almost thirty years later he returned to the project and brought it to completion during the final years of his life. Fans of Ken Kesey's singular American voice will rejoice to hear it again in this unique and long-overdue volume. Those unfamiliar with Kesey's artwork are in for a revelation.

Synopsis:

- Penguin will simultaneously publish as a paperback original the final "All About Ken Kesey" issue of the literary magazine Spit in the Ocean, the first six volumes of which Kesey published between 1976 and 1981- Visit www.intrepidtrips.com and www.key-z.com

About the Author

Ken Kesey (1935-2001) studied writing as a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. In addition to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion, he published numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction, including two children's books. Ed McClanahan, a longtime friend of Kesey's, is the author of The Natural Man and Famous People I Have Known.

Table of Contents

Kesey's Jail Journal Editors Note

Cut 'em Loose: An Introduction by Ed McClanahan

Slam

Camp Pomponio

In the Bush with Bushie

A Tank Again

Rumble Rumble Rumble

Kickout

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670876938
Introduction:
McClanahan, Ed
Publisher:
Viking Books
Introduction by:
McClanahan, Ed
Introduction:
McClanahan, Ed
Author:
Kesey, Ken
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Prisoners
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Kesey, Ken
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
107-765
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
11.31x8.33x.62 in. 1.47 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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