Day: August 11, 1994

Ken Kesey

As a cultural and literary figure, Ken Kesey stands exactly at the midpoint between the Beats of the 50’s and the Hippies of the 60’s. He was born on Sept 17, 1935 in La Junta, Colorado and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. An unusually confident and charismatic young man, … Read the rest

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On The Road

Jack Kerouac’s great Beat novel, a charming, honest and poignant story of a friendship and four trips across America, is in my opinion the best piece of writing to come out of the Beat Generation. Kerouac has sometimes been accused of leaving his talent back at the shop when … Read the rest

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