We All Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest


Author: Ron Coleman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546621843


Page: 110

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We all flew over the Cuckoos nest is an irreverent look at psychiatry through stories that though funny often have layers of meaning. Coleman has moved away from his usual critical and sometimes angry approach to the psychiatric system. In this entertaining Volume he has used his story telling talent to show the often nonsensical and damaging world of Psychiatry.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

50th Anniversary Edition


Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101575271

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Daisy in a Gun Barrel

Peace & Freedom, Love & War, Rock & Roll, the 1960S


Author: Penelope Fox

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453542620

Category: Fiction

Page: 721

View: 8549

DAISY IN A GUN BARREL PEACE AND FREEDOM, LOVE AND WAR, ROCK AND ROLL THE 1960s ~ Penelope Fox If you happen to be an American Idol fan, recognize Eric Clapton or Bob Dylan in television commercials, listen to classic rock, or follow the clash of conservatives and liberals in Congress, you know that the 1960s remain with us, even fifty years after the impact of the era. The dilemmas of that decade continue to confound us as we grapple with the ideologies that entered the consciousness of the nation during those years. A cascade of front page news marks the period: the election of youthful, progressive, President John F. Kennedy and the fear-mongering, strangle-hold of the CIA and FBI; peace movements versus military efforts; marijuana-smoking, long haired Hippies in loose fashions clashing with strait-laced, buttoned up, conservative law enforcement; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights, followed by womens rights, workers rights and everyone wondering what was right. More incongruities arose from international oil production and giant factory output clashing with breakthrough biological science and environmental concerns. Satellite communication battled with censorship in broadcasting. Youthful interest in the Third World, especially Asia, was shattered by a horrific, undeclared war that lasted for fifteen years and created a generational divide that has never been breached. A background of iconic music continues to remind us of the colorful history of the 60s. But what about the everyday lives of young people thrust into that psychedelic and political maelstrom? What was it like for the individuals trying to be heard over the roar of questionable politics? One answer lies in the collective voice of music that framed a lyrical diary of their experiences. Daisy in a Gun Barrel is the story of Dianna, a teacher, and Randall, a musician, who find romance in college, and shortly thereafter are torn apart by war and circumstances. It is a story of people coming to terms with personal and political beliefs, only to find that society clashes with their viewpoints at every turn. Theirs is a generation determined to change the world into a better, kinder, more democratic place. Little did they know the impact of their ideals, or the real and metaphorical ammunition that would be leveled against the beliefs they viewed as right, moral, and constitutional. Rock and roll with Dianna and Randall through the tumultuous and exciting years of 1962 through 1970, and consider the impact of their generation. Smile at their optimism, weep with their losses, and celebrate the memorable songs that grace the years. Join the characters as they encounter turning points and question authority. This is history, alive and kicking, with a strong appeal to the curious young, who were not there, and to the post flower children who would like to remember. Light the incense, slip into something tie-dyed, and revel in the events that illuminate this carefully researched and truly American story, before time and historians erase the vibrant, human essence of this powerful decade. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Mental Illness in Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


Author: Dedria Bryfonski

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737750195

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 218

View: 6708

Discusses the presentation of mental illness in Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," and includes a short background on the author and essays on contemporary perspectives on mental illness.

Just Around the Bend


Author: Philip Palermo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453582959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 7548

Just Around the Bend is a look beneath the fanciful images of America to the brutal betrayal of Americans by the courts, the mental health system, schools, insurance companies, banks, and even the churches. From my father?s trial for murder for defending his sister against spousal abuse, to my own law practice, my life is the story of constant struggle to reach a peace that my mother once said was ?just around the bend.? That long bend up the mountain has run from Pennsylvania where I was born, to Nevada, and then to California. The journey challenges every reader?s expectations.



Author: Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143811916X

Category: Alienation (Social psychology) in literature

Page: 222

View: 6451

Provides an examination of the use of alienation in classic literary works.

A Casebook on Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


Author: George John Searles

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 209

View: 6866

Scholars, a minister, and a pair of satirists present 15 essays on Kesey's classic 1962 novel. A main theme is its place in American literature about flawed heros battling the system. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Manchester City Ruined My Life


Author: Colin Shindler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755363590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

View: 7187

Colin Shindler has previously written of his deep love for Manchester City in the bestselling Manchester United Ruined My Life and three other previous books. Now he tells the story of his sorrowful disenchantment with his home town club as, on the instruction of its new foreign owners, it turns itself remorselessly into a global brand. Trophyless since 1976, in 2011 Manchester City won the FA Cup and set off on their quest for the Premiership and the Champions League. In their zeal to win every competition the new Manchester City has spent money with wild abandon, signing outstandingly talented players as well as a few ordinary ones but in almost every case at hugely inflated prices. From the nail-biting win over Gillingham in the League Two Play Off final at Wembley in 1999 to the climax of the 2011 season, Shindler watches his team get steadily more successful and, to his own bewilderment, feels steadily more alienated from it. This is the story of a frustrated romantic who finds in the glitz and glamour of the current media-obsessed game a helter-skelter of artificially fabricated excitement. As he details how football courses through his veins Shindler tells how it intersects with his own life, a life that has been marked by family tragedy, and how he finally found personal redemption even as his team lost its soul.

One flew over the cuckoo's nest

rising to heroism


Author: M. Gilbert Porter

Publisher: Twayne Publishers


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 121

View: 3945

Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature. Each volume: -- Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text -- Uses clear, conversational language -- Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages -- Includes a chronology of the author's life and era -- Provides an overview of the historical context -- Offers a summary of its critical reception -- Lists primary and secondary sources and index