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Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Harold Bloom
Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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The imaginative characters and innovative story structure made Ken Kesey?s debut novel ripe for commentary. Take a closer look at One Flew Over the Cuckoo?s Nest, which also enjoyed critical success as a play and a film. The title, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest, part of Chelsea House... show more
The imaginative characters and innovative story structure made Ken Kesey?s debut novel ripe for commentary. Take a closer look at One Flew Over the Cuckoo?s Nest, which also enjoyed critical success as a play and a film. The title, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest, part of Chelsea House Publishers’ Modern Critical Interpretations series, presents the most important 20th-century criticism on Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest through extracts of critical essays by well-known literary critics. This collection of criticism also features a short biography on Ken Kesey, a chronology of the author’s life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780791096161 (0791096165)
Publisher: Blooms Literary Criticism
Pages no: 202
Edition language: English
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runner
runner rated it
5.0 A book that still retains the magic
Can it really be 50 years since the publication of this book, I remember my first reading in the mid 70's and it has been a great pleasure, and a walk down memory lane, to once again make the acquaintance of the residents of an Oregon Psychiatric Hospital and in particular one Randle P McMurphy. Mos...
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
4.5 Now a Major Motion Picture!
I have held off on a number of movies so I can read the book first, and not out of some puritanical belief in the superiority of the book. Okay, not JUST because of a belief in the superiority in the book. Reading asks more of its audience than movies do, a story comes alive in the minds of readers....
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mage4mage rated it
1.0 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
I actually read this years ago in early high school but a friend reminded me of how awful, misogynistic, racist and ableist it is. Note to teachers: if your student opens about mental illness and forced institutionalization in an essay in your class, do not recommend them this book in some show of s...
Gene
Gene rated it
5.0 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
…one flew east, one flew west,One flew over the cuckoo’s nest.This classic book gave birth to a movie which won a truckload of Academy Awards. This means the majority of readers are familiar with one or the other and I thought a very brief review would be enough; something along the lines, "The book...
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This is one of those exceptional books. It was the first book that I read when I returned to adult re-entry college and for a book that they force you to read when you are at high school, it is actually pretty good. I can't say that it is the only high school book that I liked, but it is at the top ...
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