9780451163967

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  • ISBN13:

    9780451163967

  • ISBN10:

    0451163966

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1963-02-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

For use in schools and libraries only. McMurphy, a criminal who feigns insanity, is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.

Author Biography

Ken Kesey was born in La Junta, Colorado, but his family later moved to Springfield, Oregon, where he attended public schools, and later the University of Oregon at Eugene. He has received the Woodrow Wilson scholarship to Standford University and a Saxton Fellowship, and won the Fred Lowe Scholarship awarded to the outstanding wrestler in the Northwest. Mr. Kesey was king of the Merry Pranksters, a group which traveled the West Coast staging happenings; as a leader of this group, Mr. Kesey appeared as subject and star in the bestseller, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe. At present he is "scratching his athlete's foot on his farm in Oregon, watching his kids and blueberries grow."

Table of Contents

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
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