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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
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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.

Author Biography

Ken Kesey's previous work includes One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion, Kesey's Garage Sale, Demon Box, Caverns (with O.U. Levon), The Further Inquiry, and Sailor Song. His children's books include Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear and The Sea Lion. He lives in Oregon. Ken Babbs (on the right of the photograph) and his wife, Eileen, and daughter, Elizabeth, live in Lost Creek, Oregon, where he writes and does his constructions. Ken Kesey was born in 1935 and grew up in Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon and later studied at Stanford with Wallace Stegner, Malcolm Cowley, Richard Scowcroft and Frank O'Connor. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, his first novel, was published in 1962, His second novel, Sometimes a Great Notion, followed in 1964. His other books include Kesey's Garage Sale, Demon Box, Caverns (with O.U. Levon), The Further Inquiry, Sailor Song, and Last Go Round (with Ken Babbs). His two children's books are Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear and The Sea Lion. Ken Kesey died on 10 November 2001.
Release date Australia
November 2nd, 2006
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Contributors
Designed by Joe Sacco Foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Preface by Ken Kesey
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
400
Dimensions
111x181x29
ISBN-13
9780141024875
Product ID
1734746

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