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One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions)

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A visually arresting deluxe edition of Ken Kesey's counterculture classic

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.

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Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Keseys work is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on literature. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her.

About the Author

Ken Kesey (1935-2001) grew up in Oregon. His books include Sometimes a Great Notion, Sailor Song, and Last Go Round.

Chuck Palahniuk is the bestselling author Fight Club. He lives in Washington State.

Robert Faggen is Barton Evans and H. Andrea Neves Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College. His book Ken Kesey: An American Life is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Joe Sacco is the creator of Safe Area: Goražde and the American Book Award- winning Palestine.

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frieda river reader, December 3, 2008 (view all comments by frieda river reader)
Fantastic read the descriptive and narrative allows us to meet, know and feel all chartacters in the book the fog is symbolic and the way that the system made people actually turn mad from the repression handed down.

A great read, an easy read and a classic that should be read

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saturnineinch, December 20, 2007 (view all comments by saturnineinch)
A brutal but optimistic testament to the consequences of a society where the majority rules over the minority. Kesey writes with humor, sadness, and insight as he develops the stories of flesh-and-blood characters that capture the readers heart and never let go.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143105022
Author:
Kesey, Ken
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Illustrator:
Sacco, Joe
Foreword by:
Palahniuk, Chuck
Foreword:
Palahniuk, Chuck
Author:
Palahniuk, Chuck
Author:
Sacco, Joe
Author:
Faggen, Robert
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Mentally ill
Subject:
Psychiatric hospital patients
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.18x5.92x.82 in. .74 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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