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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey, Robert Faggen
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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A fiftieth-anniversary edition of Ken Kesey's searing American classic. Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the... show more
A fiftieth-anniversary edition of Ken Kesey's searing American classic. Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the story through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned.Hailed upon its publication as "a glittering parable of good and evil" (The New York Times Book Review) and "a roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and the invisible Rulers who enforce them" (Time), Kesey's powerful book went on to sell millions of copies and remains as bracing and insightful today as when it was first released. This new deluxe hardcover edition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication of the novel on February 1, 1962, and will be a must have for any literature lover.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670023233 (067002323X)
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 277
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....
mage4mage
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...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
5.0 The Prison of the Mind
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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