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  • Introduction
    Robert Faggen

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
40th anniversary ed.

Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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. Marking the fortieth anniversary of Viking's publication of this American classic, this deluxe hardcover edition includes a new introduction by Robert Faggen and drawings Kesey made when he worked at the psychiatric hospital that was the inspiration for the novel.

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 an enduring favorite of readers. This new edition-modeled on the popular fortieth-anniversary edition of Jack Kerouac's On the Road-will bring Kesey's genius to a new generation while delighting his loyal fans.

Edition Notes

with illustrations and a new introduction by the author ; text introduction by Robert Faggen.

Copyright Date 1962, 1990, 2002


Dewey Decimal Class 813/.54
Library of Congress PS3561.E667 O5 2002

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Pagination xxiv, 281 p. :
Number of pages 281

ID Numbers

Open Library OL21999872M
Internet Archive oneflewovercucko00kese_2
ISBN 10 0670030589
ISBN 13 9780670030583
LC Control Number 2001046923
OCLC/WorldCat 699817649
Library Thing 2122
Goodreads 44129



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September 29, 2017 Edited by ImportBot import new book
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December 27, 2016 Edited by Darby Added new cover
November 5, 2008 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from Talis MARC record.