One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Penguin, 1962 - Fiction - 281 pages
Ken Kesey's counterculture classic
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.
This edition includes a new foreword by Kesey, a new text introduction by Robert Faggen, and line drawings the author made when writing the book, many never before published.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JaredOrlando - LibraryThing
There is a reason that Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a classic. He creates a motley crew of characters, some hilarious and some downright sad. Together, under the shared roof of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lukerik - LibraryThing
One of those rare books whose aura of cool is matched by its quality. The protagonist is a sort of naughty Huckleberry Finn version of Jesus Christ undergoing the Passion. I've read it twice, once as ... Read full review
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest