History Creator / KenKesey

9th Aug '17 9:56:12 PM PaulA
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* {{Epigraph}}: ''Sometimes a Great Notion'' quotes the part of the folk song "Goodnight, Irene" that gives it its title:
-->''Sometimes I live in the country\\
Sometimes I live in town\\
Sometimes I have a great notion\\
To jump in the river and drown''
8th Aug '17 9:01:45 PM PaulA
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* FlippingTheBird: In ''Sometimes a Great Notion'', the protagonist displays his late father's amputated arm from a pole atop his house, with all the fingers save the middle one tied down, as a gesture of defiance against the union loggers with whom he's feuding.
* LaundromatLiaisons: In ''Sometimes a Great Notion'', a forbidden tryst in a laundromat is one of the only extraordinary acts of the normally mild-mannered and henpecked Real Estate Hotwire.
8th Aug '17 8:57:32 PM PaulA
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!!Tropes associated !!Works by Ken Kesey with him include:
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* ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''

!!Other works by Ken Kesey contain examples of:



* EverybodyMustGetStoned: In case you hadn't figured it out yet, he was ''quite'' the advocate of psychedelics.
* HippieBus: Kesey and the Merry Pranksters toured in a bus (actually several buses over the years), named 'Furthur', and helped to publicize the idea of hippies in converted schoolbuses.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: One of the central figures of the hippie subculture, in fact.



* TitledAfterTheSong[=/=]LiteraryAllusionTitle: ''Sometimes a Great Notion'' takes its title from the song "Goodnight, Irene", popularised by Lead Belly. ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'' takes its title from a nursery rhyme, which is quoted in the epigram of the novel.

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* TitledAfterTheSong[=/=]LiteraryAllusionTitle: TitledAfterTheSong: ''Sometimes a Great Notion'' takes its title from the song "Goodnight, Irene", popularised by Lead Belly. ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'' takes its title from a nursery rhyme, which is quoted in the epigram of the novel.
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8th Aug '17 8:55:14 PM PaulA
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He was recently caricatured in ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'' as "Doctor Robert".

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He was recently caricatured in ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'' as "Doctor Robert".
2nd Apr '17 6:33:13 PM Mdumas43073
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2nd Apr '17 6:32:35 PM Mdumas43073
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He was recently caricatured in ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'' as "Doctor Robert."

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He was recently caricatured in ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'' as "Doctor Robert."
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2nd Apr '17 6:27:01 PM Mdumas43073
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2nd Apr '17 6:24:36 PM Mdumas43073
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Ken Kesey (19352001) was an American writer best known for penning the novel ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' (which was adapted into the award-winning film of the same name), as well as the less famous but equally lauded Pacific Northwestern epic, ''Sometimes a Great Notion'' (which was itself adapted into a film directed by and starring Creator/PaulNewman).

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Ken Kenneth Elton Kesey (19352001) was an American writer best known for penning the novel ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' (which was adapted into the award-winning film of the same name), as well as the less famous but equally lauded Pacific Northwestern epic, ''Sometimes a Great Notion'' (which was itself adapted into a film directed by and starring Creator/PaulNewman).
17th Dec '16 4:00:20 PM Xtifr
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'''Ken Kesey''' (19352001) was an American writer best known for penning the novel ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' (which was adapted into the award-winning film of the same name), as well as the less famous but equally lauded Pacific Northwestern epic, ''Sometimes a Great Notion'' (which was itself adapted into a film directed by and starring Creator/PaulNewman).

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'''Ken Kesey''' Ken Kesey (19352001) was an American writer best known for penning the novel ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' (which was adapted into the award-winning film of the same name), as well as the less famous but equally lauded Pacific Northwestern epic, ''Sometimes a Great Notion'' (which was itself adapted into a film directed by and starring Creator/PaulNewman).
23rd Apr '16 12:50:07 AM CassandraLeo
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* TheAllConcealingI: ''Somtimes a Great Notion'' has a strange example. The entire novel is written in the first-person, but the narrator can vary, and there are no explicit indications that the narrator has shifted. There are, however, subtle clues, such as the new narrator mentioning the previous narrator in third person.
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