One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: A Play in Two Acts

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Samuel French, Inc., 1974 - Drama - 83 pages
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An international bestseller and the basis for a hugely successful film, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was one of the defining works of the 1960s. This version of the novel is bound with the traditional cover.

A mordant, wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, the novel chronicles the head-on collision between its hell-raising, life-affirming hero Randle Patrick McMurphy and the totalitarian rule of Big Nurse. McMurphy swaggers into the mental ward like a blast of fresh air and turns the place upside down, starting a gambling operation, smuggling in wine and women, and egging on the other patients to join him in open rebellion. But McMurphy's revolution against Big Nurse and everything she stands for quickly turns from sport to a fierce power struggle with shattering results.

With One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Kesey created a work without precedent in American literature, a novel at once comic and tragic that probes the nature of madness and sanity, authority and vitality. Greeted by unanimous acclaim when it was first published, the book has become and enduring favorite of readers.

 

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User Review  - Paige - Goodreads

A mental hospital is disturbed when it gets a new patient who is determined to take it over, along with the head nurse in charge. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is engaging and entertaining from the first page to the last with believable characters, and a surprising unpredictable ending. Read full review

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User Review  - Derik Tigges - Goodreads

The Narrator ,a son of an Indian chief named Bromden, is locked up in this mental hospital with a woman named Ratched,or big nurse. A new patient comes into the ward and he is referred to as McMurphy ... Read full review

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Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
6
Section 4
53
Section 5
86
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LE TUAN is an award-winning translator, actor, director and writer. His English novels, - "MOTHERLAND," "WHITE LOTUS," "GREEN BAMBOO JUSTICE," and"WHO KILLED PINK SWALLOW?" - have been published and are available on AMAZON BOOKS

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