Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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A lavish fortieth anniversary edition of this American classic story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a criminal who feigns insanity and is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse features a new introduction by Robert Faggen and drawings the author made when he worked at the psychiatric hospital that was the inspiration for his powerful novel. 17,500 first printing.

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An international bestseller, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest defined the 1960s era of ever-widening perspectives and ominous repressive forces. Full of mischief, insight, and pathos, Kesey's powerful story of a mental ward and its inhabitants probes the meaning of madness, often turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads.

The tale is chronicled by the seemingly mute Indian patient, Chief Bromden; its hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, the boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who encourages gambling, drinking, and sex in the ward, and rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorial rule of Big Nurse. McMurphy's defiance -- which begins as a sport -- develops into a grim struggle with the awesome power of the "Combine", concluding with shattering, tragic results. In its unforgettable portrait of a man teaching the value of self-reliance and laughter destroyed by forces of hatred and fear, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a classic parable that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time.

About the Author:

Ken Kesey studied writing at Stanford University with Wallace Stegner and Malcolm Cowley. His novels include Sometimes a Great Notion, Sailor Song, and Last Go Round, as well as two children's books and several works of nonfiction.

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