One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 23, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle 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 awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned.

Contains illustrations and a preface by the author, as well as an introduction by Robert Faggen.

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Set in the 1960's the story of Life inside a Mental Institute. Life is basically the same thing day after day for the patients until Randle McMurphy shows up. He is out spoken and a rebel. Determined ... Read full review

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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 ... Read full review

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Ken Kesey (1935-2001) was raised in Oregon, graduated from the University of Oregon, and later studied at Stanford University. He was the author of four novels, two children's books, and several works of nonfiction.

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