History Creator / KenKesey

23rd Dec '17 7:00:16 PM darkchiefy
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* TitledAfterTheSong: ''Sometimes a Great Notion'' takes its title from the song "Goodnight, Irene", popularised by Lead Belly.

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* TitledAfterTheSong: ''Sometimes a Great Notion'' takes its title from the song "Goodnight, Irene", popularised by Lead Belly.
Music/LeadBelly.
15th Dec '17 5:06:41 AM Lymantria
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* TheOtherRainforest: ''Sometimes a Great Notion'' is a "burly," "brawling" novel about a family of loggers in Kesey's home state of Oregon. Regarded as the "''Literature/MobyDick'' of the Pacific Northwest," it is SomethingCompletelyDifferent from ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest''.

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* TheOtherRainforest: UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest: ''Sometimes a Great Notion'' is a "burly," "brawling" novel about a family of loggers in Kesey's home state of Oregon. Regarded as the "''Literature/MobyDick'' of the Pacific Northwest," it is SomethingCompletelyDifferent from ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest''.
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 with him include:

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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.
Belly.
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).
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