Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion
Author: Ken Kesey
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2006-08-29
ISBN: 144062299X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sometimes a Great Notion Book Excerpt:

The magnificent second novel from the legendary author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sailor Song is a wild-spirited and hugely powerful tale of an Oregon logging clan. A bitter strike is raging in a small lumber town along the Oregon coast. Bucking that strike out of sheer cussedness are the Stampers: Henry, the fiercely vital and overpowering patriarch; Hank, the son who has spent his life trying to live up to his father; and Viv, who fell in love with Hank's exuberant machismo but now finds it wearing thin. And then there is Leland, Henry's bookish younger son, who returns to his family on a mission of vengeance - and finds himself fulfilling it in ways he never imagined. Out of the Stamper family's rivalries and betrayals, Ken Kesey crafted a novel with the mythic impact of Greek tragedy.

Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion
Author: Ken Kesey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 599
Release: 1964
ISBN: 9780553121827
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Radical History Review Volume 59

Radical History Review  Volume 59
Author: Marjorie Murphy
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1994-10-27
ISBN: 9780521477246
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical History Review Volume 59 Book Excerpt:

Radical History Review presents innovative scholarship and commentary that looks critically at the past and its history from a non-sectarian left perspective.

Beat Culture

Beat Culture
Author: William Lawlor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1851094008
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beat Culture Book Excerpt:

The coverage of this book ranges from Jack Kerouac's tales of freedom-seeking Bohemian youth to the frenetic paintings of Jackson Pollock, including 60 years of the Beat Generation and the artists of the Age of Spontaneity. * Over 250 A–Z entries on the most important people, places, movements, themes, and scholarship, including entries on related cultural movements outside the United States, which set the Beats in an international context * A chronology highlighting artistic and historical events including the legendary poetry reading by Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and others at the 6 Gallery * Over 40 illustrations of Beat clothing, the Beat "pad," and the styles and tastes of the period * Images of the most photographed literary group in history and maps of their travels, such as Jack Kerouac and his legendary freight train journeys across the United States and Mexico

Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion
Author: Ken Kesey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 628
Release: 1977
ISBN: 9781322846019
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Essential HBO Reader

The Essential HBO Reader
Author: Gary Richard Edgerton,Jeffrey P. Jones
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 0813172659
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential HBO Reader Book Excerpt:

This is a comprehensive and compelling examination of HBO, one of cable television's most innovative and popular US TV networks.

Beaten Down

Beaten Down
Author: David Peterson del Mar
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780295985053
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beaten Down Book Excerpt:

This book examines interpersonal violence in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia beginning with Native American cultures before colonization and continuing into the mid-twentieth centuries. Rather than riots or lynchings, it is concerned with more prosaic acts of physical force--a husband slapping his wife, a parent taking a birch branch to a child, a pair of drunken friends squaring off to establish who was the “better man.” Del Mar accounts for the social relations of power that lie behind this intimate form of violence.

The Cambridge History of the American Novel

The Cambridge History of the American Novel
Author: Leonard Cassuto
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 1244
Release: 2011-03-24
ISBN: 0521899079
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of the American Novel Book Excerpt:

An authoritative and lively account of the development of the genre, by leading experts in the field.

Out of Context

Out of Context
Author: Michaela Bronstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190655399
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Context Book Excerpt:

Introduction: Works for other times -- Rescue work: innovation and continuity in modernist fiction -- Character and identity -- What chronology demands of us -- Needing to narrate -- Modernism today, or, The author becomes a character

Conversations with Ken Kesey

Conversations with Ken Kesey
Author: Scott F. Parker
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN: 1626741204
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Ken Kesey Book Excerpt:

Ken Kesey (1935–2001) is the author of several works of well-known fiction and other hard-to-classify material. His debut novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, was a critical and commercial sensation that was followed soon after by his most substantial and ambitious book, Sometimes a Great Notion. His other books, including Demon Box, Sailor Song, and two children’s books, appeared amidst a life of astounding influence. He is maybe best known for his role as the charismatic and proto-hippie leader of the West Coast LSD movement that sparked “The Sixties,” as iconically recounted in Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. In the introduction to “An Impolite Interview with Ken Kesey,” Paul Krassner writes, “For a man who says he doesn’t like to do interviews, Kesey certainly does a lot of them.” What’s most surprising about this statement is not the incongruity between disliking and doing interviews but the idea that Kesey could possibly have been less than enthusiastic about being the center of attention. After his two great triumphs, writing played a lesser role in Kesey’s life, but in thoughtful interviews he sometimes regrets the books that were sacrificed for the sake of his other pursuits. Interviews trace his arc through success, fame, prison, farming, and tragedy—the death of his son in a car accident profoundly altered his life. These conversations make clear Kesey’s central place in American culture and offer his enduring lesson that the freedom exists to create lives as wildly as can be imagined.

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context  4 volumes
Author: Linda De Roche
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1348
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN: 1440853592
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers

A Transatlantic Political Theology of Psychedelic Aesthetics

A Transatlantic Political Theology of Psychedelic Aesthetics
Author: Roger K. Green
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN: 3030153185
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Transatlantic Political Theology of Psychedelic Aesthetics Book Excerpt:

Arguing that we ought to look to psychedelic aesthetics of the 1960s in relation to current crises in liberal democracy, this book emphasizes the intersection of European thought and the psychedelic. The first half of the book focuses on philosophical influences of Herbert Marcuse and Antonin Artaud, while the second half shifts toward literary and theoretical influences of Aldous Huxley on psychedelic aesthetics. Framed within an emergent discourse of political theology, it suggests that taking a postsecular approach to psychedelic aesthetics helps us understand deeper connections between aesthetics and politics.

Louis Owens

Louis Owens
Author: Joe Lockard
Publsiher: University of New Mexico Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 0826360998
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louis Owens Book Excerpt:

Louis Owens: Writing Land and Legacy explores the wide-ranging oeuvre of this seminal author, examining Owens’s work and his importance in literature and Native studies. Of Choctaw, Cherokee, and Irish American descent, Owens’s work includes mysteries, novels, literary scholarship, and autobiographical essays. Louis Owens offers a critical introduction and thirteen essays arranged into three sections: “Owens and the World,” “Owens and California,” and “The Novels.” The essays present an excellent assessment of Owens’s literary legacy, noting his contributions to American literature, ethnic literature, and Native American literature and highlighting his contributions to a variety of theories and genres. The collection concludes with a coda of personal poetic reflections on Owens by Diane Glancy and Kimberly Blaeser. Libraries, students, scholars, and the general public interested in Native American literature and the landscape of contemporary US literature will welcome this reflective volume that analyzes a vast range of Louis Owens’s imaginative fictions, personal accounts, and critical work.

CLASSICS Sometimes a Great Notion

CLASSICS Sometimes a Great Notion
Author: Ken Kesey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest
Author: Raymond D. Gastil,Barnett Singer
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2010-04-23
ISBN: 0786455918
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pacific Northwest Book Excerpt:

The Pacific Northwest—for the purposes of this book mostly Oregon and Washington—has sometimes been seen as lacking significant cultural history. Home to idyllic environmental wonders, the region has been plagued by the notion that the best and brightest often left in search of greater things, that the mainstream world was thousands of miles away—or at least as far south as California. This book describes the Pacific Northwest’s search for a regional identity from the first Indian-European contacts through the late twentieth century, identifying those individuals and groups “who at least struggled to give meaning to the Northwest experience.” It places particular emphasis on writers and other celebrated individuals in the arts, detailing how their lives and works both reflected the region and also enhanced its sense of self.

Exploring Capitalist Fiction

Exploring Capitalist Fiction
Author: Edward W. Younkins
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2013-10-24
ISBN: 0739184288
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Capitalist Fiction Book Excerpt:

Fiction, including novels, plays, and films, can be a powerful force in educating students and employees in ways that lectures, textbooks, articles, case studies, and other traditional teaching approaches cannot. Works of fiction can address a range of issues and topics, provide detailed real-life descriptions of the organizational contexts in which workers find themselves, and tell interesting, engaging, and memorable stories that are richer and more likely to stay with the reader or viewer longer than lectures and other teaching approaches. For these reasons, Exploring Capitalist Fiction: Business through Literature and Film analyzes 25 films, novels, and plays that engage the theories, concepts, and issues most relevant to the business world. Through critical examinations of works such as Atlas Shrugged and Wall Street, Younkins shows how fiction is a powerful teaching tool to sensitize business students without business experience and to educate and train managers in real businesses.

The Hippie Narrative

The Hippie Narrative
Author: Scott MacFarlane
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2015-01-24
ISBN: 9780786481194
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hippie Narrative Book Excerpt:

The Hippie movement of the 1960s helped change modern societal attitudes toward ethnic and cultural diversity, environmental accountability, spiritual expressiveness, and the justification of war. With roots in the Beat literary movement of the late 1950s, the hippie perspective also advocated a bohemian lifestyle which expressed distaste for hypocrisy and materialism yet did so without the dark, somewhat forced undertones of their predecessors. This cultural revaluation which developed as a direct response to the dark days of World War II created a counterculture which came to be at the epicenter of an American societal debate and, ultimately, saw the beginnings of postmodernism. Focusing on 1962 through 1976, this book takes a constructivist look at the hippie era’s key works of prose, which in turn may be viewed as the literary canon of the counterculture. It examines the ways in which these works, with their tendency toward whimsy and spontaneity, are genuinely reflective of the period. Arranged chronologically, the discussed works function as a lens for viewing the period as a whole, providing a more rounded sense of the hippie Zeitgeist that shaped and inspired the period. Among the 15 works represented are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Crying of Lot 49, Trout Fishing in America, Siddhartha, Stranger in a Strange Land, Slaughterhouse Five and The Fan Man.

Bringing Up Daddy

Bringing Up Daddy
Author: Stella Bruzzi
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN: 183871474X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bringing Up Daddy Book Excerpt:

Offering a broad perspective on the Hollywood dad, looking at important Hollywood fathers and discussing films from many genres, this book adopts a multi-faceted theoretical approach, making use of psychoanalysis, sociology and masculinity studies and contextualising the father figure within both Hollywood and American history.

It s All a Kind of Magic

It   s All a Kind of Magic
Author: Rick Dodgson
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN: 0299295133
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s All a Kind of Magic Book Excerpt:

"The first biography of Kesey, [revealing] a youthful life of brilliance and eccentricity that encompassed wrestling, writing, farming, magic and ventriloquism, CIA-funded experiments with hallucinatory drugs, and a notable cast of characters that would come to include Wallace Stegner, Larry McMurtry, Tom Wolfe, Neal Cassady, Timothy Leary, the Grateful Dead, and Hunter S. Thompson"--Dust jacket flap.

Ken Kesey Sometimes a Great Notion

Ken Kesey Sometimes a Great Notion
Author: Huddie Ledbetter, John Lomax
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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