Ken Kesey: Prankster, Magician, Fool
An interview, an anecdote, and an iconic portrait
Recently, I had a new insight into The Fool.
The surprising source was Ken Kesey, whose One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1968) became one of the 20th century’s best-known novels, and was adapted into Jack Nicholson’s most famous movie.
Kesey was not only a literary icon, it seems—but also a student of Tarot.
Though I don’t know how seriously he pursued th…