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One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

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ISBN-10: 0451163966

ISBN-13: 9780451163967

Edition: 1962

Authors: Ken kesey

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List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 1962
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/1/1963
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Ken Kesey, September 17, 1935 - November 10, 2001 Kenneth Elton "Ken" Kesey was born in Colorado on September 17, 1935. He graduated from the University of Oregon, and published two full-length novels that helped to give him a cult following. "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1962) owes much to Kesey's own experience as a ward attendant at the Menlo Park Veterans' Hospital. This exciting first novel was told from the point of view of a half-Indian man who thinks of himself as the Big Chief pictured on the writing tablets of everybody's school days looking out at the other inmates in a Disneylike world. Its portrayal of the doomed but heroic rebel McMurphy stood for a particular kind of…    

Life and Background of the Author
Introduction to the Novel
Critical Commentaries
They're Out There
When the Fog Clears
The New Man
In the Glass Station
Before Noontime
One Christmas
First Time for a Long, Long Time
Come Morning
All Through Breakfast
There's a Monopoly Game
There's Long Spells
A Visiting Doctor
It's Getting Hard
There's a Shipment of Frozen Parts
I Know How They Work It
Just at the Edge of My Vision
The Way the Big Nurse Acted
In the Group Meetings
Up Ahead of Me
Whatever It Was
They Take Me with the Acutes Sometimes
I Remember It Was Friday Again
Crossing the Grounds
After That
Two Whores
The Big Nurse
Up on Disturbed
There Had Been Times
I've Given What Happened Next
Character Analyses
Critical Essays
CliffsNotes Review
CliffsNotes Resource Center
Index