Short Essay Questions Key
1. Who is the subject of this book and why does Wolfe want to write about him?
Ken Kesey, a writer in graduate studies at Stanford. While at Stanford, Kesey discovers LSD, and through his experiences with the drug, shares his insights into a part of the drug culture that defined much of the 1960s.
2. Describe Wolfe's initial meeting with Kesey.
He meets him at the San Mateo County jail, where they talk on phones, a glass wall separating them. After hearing so much about Kesey before meeting him, Wolfe is intrigued, even impressed with the writer-drug fiend when he finally speaks to him in person.
3. After everything Wolfe had heard and researched about Kesey, when he finally meets him in jail, what does Kesey stress the most?
That once he's out, he wants to have a 'graduation' from LSD. Though he speaks somewhat cryptically, he suggests that people need to get beyond using LSD and do something else.
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