Spit in the Ocean #7: All About Ken Kesey

Spit in the Ocean All About Ken Kesey Between and Ken Kesey self published six issues of a literary magazine called Spit in the Ocean After the revolutionary novelist s death in the fall of one of his closest friends accl

  • Title: Spit in the Ocean #7: All About Ken Kesey
  • Author: Ed McClanahan Gus Van Sant Larry McMurtry Tom Wolfe Hunter S. Thompson RobertStone Various
  • ISBN: 9780142003633
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Between 1974 and 1981 Ken Kesey self published six issues of a literary magazine called Spit in the Ocean After the revolutionary novelist s death in the fall of 2001, one of his closest friends, acclaimed writer Ed McClanahan, decided to carry out Kesey s vision and put together a final issue of Spit as a tribute to Kesey s genius and imperturbable spirit Featuring contBetween 1974 and 1981 Ken Kesey self published six issues of a literary magazine called Spit in the Ocean After the revolutionary novelist s death in the fall of 2001, one of his closest friends, acclaimed writer Ed McClanahan, decided to carry out Kesey s vision and put together a final issue of Spit as a tribute to Kesey s genius and imperturbable spirit Featuring contributions from cultural luminaries including Robert Stone, Paul Krassner, Wendell Berry, Bill Walton, and Grateful Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry Barlow as well as regular folk, and several pieces by Kesey himself, Spit in the Ocean 7 is a loving and fitting homage to the gigantic and unique spirit of the merriest of the Merry Pranksters.

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    1. Ken Kesey is my hero.Spit in the Ocean #7was put together by some of Kesey's closest friends and colleagues after his death in 2001. This book is a wonderful tribute to an incredible man and author. Filled with poems, stories, memories, and some Kesey originals, Spit in the Ocean is a great and enlightening read. "I've thought of everything, know what I mean?" -Ken Kesey, circa 1966

    2. This is a wonderful capstone to the career of one of the seminal writers of the 20th Century (full disclosure: my Masters thesis was on Kesey and his Band of Merry Pranksters). As a literary mag, a continuation of Kesey's own Spit in the Ocean series, it's not really earth-shattering, and some of the pieces (particularly the several by Ken Babbs and a few of the poems) make for better "literary" literature than others. However, what really comes through in those others is just how beloved this m [...]

    3. It's nice short stories composed by different people that knew Kesesy. Some are really passionate and others are funny. I want this book back, ALEX!

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