Synopses & Reviews
Now available with bonus Fresh Air
with Terry Gross interview with the late Ken Kesey.
Ken Kesey's story of life in a state mental hospital is a classic of American literature. This collection features not only a Fresh Air with Terry Gross interview with the late Ken Kesey but also narration by the author himself.
McMurphy is a life-loving fighter who rallies the other mental patients around him to challenge the dictatorship of Big Nurse in what becomes a struggle for the minds and hearts of men. Includes a bonus author interview from "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross. Abridged. 3 CDs.
About the Author
Fresh Air with TERRY GROSS, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Terry Gross started out in public radio in 1973, at WBFO in Buffalo. Soon after she became producer and host of Fresh Air, then a live, daily show broadcast locally, at WHYY in 1975. Fresh Air premiered nationally in its current hour-long version in 1987, designed as the lead in to the program All Things Considered. A recipient of the 2003 Edward R. Murrow award, Terry Gross has been called by the L.A. Times "One of the most thought-provoking interviewers working in the media today."KEN KESEY was born in 1935 in Colorado and grew up in Oregon. After graduating from the University of Oregon, he received a Stegner fellowship from Stanford University, where he studied fiction under Wallace Stegner, Malcolm Cowley, and Frank O'Connor. Kesey's first two novels, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion, brought him great literary fame. His other books include Kesey's Garage Sale, Demon Box, The Further Inquiry, and the novels Sailor Song (1992) and, with Ken Babbs, Last Go Round. His children's books include Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear and The Sea Lion. Kesey died in 2001.