Paul Krassner

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Paul Krassner
Paul Krassner at City Lights Bookstore in 2009
Born(1932-04-09)April 9, 1932
DiedJuly 21, 2019(2019-07-21) (aged 87)
Occupation(s)Writer, satirist, activist, comedian

Paul Krassner[1] (April 9, 1932 – July 21, 2019) was an American writer and satirist. He was the founder, editor and a contributor to the freethought magazine The Realist. Krassner became an important figure in the counterculture of the 1960s as a member of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters. He was a founding member of the Yippies.

Krassner died on July 21, 2019 in Desert Hot Springs, California at the age of 87.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Krassner, P.; Jacobsen, S.D. (15 August 2014). "Paul Krassner: Founder, Editor, & Contributor, The Realist". In-Sight (6.A).
  2. "1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87". The Seattle Times. July 21, 2019.