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Kenneth elton kesey (september 17, 1935 – november 10, 2001) was an american author, best known for his major novels, one flew over. Ken kesey moved to the san francisco bay area and enrolled in stanford's creative writing program in 1958 in 1959, doctors at stanford.
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