One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101126769
  • 312 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
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Overview

Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, 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 powers that keep them all imprisoned.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Ken Kesey, Introduction by: Robert Faggen

Praise

“A glittering parable of good and evil.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A roar of protest against middlebrow society’s Rules and the Rulers who enforce them.” —Time

Table of Contents

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestIntroduction
Chronology
I. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: The Text

II. The Author and His Work
TOM WOLFE, What Do You Think of My Buddha?
KEN KESEY, An Early Draft of the Opening Scene of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
KEN KESEY, Letter to Ken Babbs: [”Peyote and Point of View”]
KEN KESEY, Letter to Ken Babbs: [”People on the Ward”]
KEN KESEY, Characters on the Ward
KEN KESEY, Draft Page with Holograph Revisions
KEN KESEY, from An Impolite Interview with Ken Kesey
KEN KESEY, from Ken Kesey Was a Successful Dope Fiend
KEN KESEY, Who Flew Over What?

III. Literary Criticism
JACK F. MCCOMB, The RPM
LESLIE A. FIEDLER, The Higher Sentimentality
TERRY G. SHERWOOD, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and the Comic Strip
JAMES E. MILLER, JR., The Humor in the Horror
JOSEPH J. WALDMEIR, Two Novelists of the Absurd: Heller and Kesey
JOHN A. BARSNESS, Ken Kesey: The Hero in Modern Dress
IRVING MALIN, Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
ROBERT BOYERS, Porno-Politics
HAROLD CLURMAN, Review of the Play
WALTER KERR, …And the Young Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
MARCIA L. FALK, Letter to the Editor of The New York Times
LESLIE HORST, Bitches, Twitches, and Eunuchs: Sex-Role Failure and Caricature
ANNETTE BENERT, The Voices of Fear: Kesey’s Anatomy of Insanity
BENJAMIN GOLUBOFF, The Carnival Artist in the Cuckoo’s Nest
MARSHA MCCREADIE, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Some Reasons for One Happy Adaptation
CAROL PEARSON, The Cowboy Saint and the Indian Poet: The Comic Hero in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

IV. Analogies and Perspectives
DALE WASSERMAN, from his play One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
MARY FRANCES ROBINSON, Ph.D., and WALTER FREEMAN, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., Glimpses of Postlobotomy Personalities
ARTHUR P. NOYES, M.D., and LAWRENCE C. KOLB, M.D., Shock and Other Physical Therapies
RALPH ELLISON, from Invisible Man
ROBERT PENN WARREN, from All the King’s Men
KEN KESEY, Neal Cassady
JACK KEROUAC, from On the Road

Topics for Discussion and Papers
Selected Bibliography prepared by Joseph Weixlmann and M. Gilbert Porter

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