One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915064

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8787

Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. 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 awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned. Contains illustrations and a preface by the author, as well as an introduction by Robert Faggen.

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest / Пролетая над гнездом кукушки. Книга для чтения на английском языке


Author: Кен Кизи

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5041375720

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 7533

Эта книга – одно из самых известных произведений знаменитого американского писателя ХХ века К. Кизи. Неадаптированный текст романа снабжен комментариями, заданиями на понимание и словарем.Книга предлагается в качестве учебного пособия для чтения и перевода в вузах и на курсах иностранных языков, а также для самостоятельного чтения.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141181226

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

View: 2314

McMurphy, a criminal who feigns insanity, is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.

CliffsNotes on Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


Author: Bruce E Walker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544183118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 2917

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, you explore Ken Kesey's best-known work, one that challenges the preconceived ideas of what constitutes sanity and insanity. A mistakenly undertaken power struggle in an insane asylum results in a suicide, a murder, and a liberation, and leaves the reader with a paradoxical feeling that both disturbs and pleases. This study guide carefully walks you through the novel by providing summaries and critical analyses of each section. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Ken Kesey, and gain insight into how he came to write One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on topics like the role of women and the comparison between the film and novel A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

We All Giggled

A Bourgeois Family Memoir


Author: Thomas O. Hueglin

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554587093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

View: 3952

We All Giggled tells the stories of two families that came together when the author’s parents met and married in 1945. The Hüglins had lost most of their fortune in the course of two world wars, and the Wachendorff s had survived the Nazi years despite their Jewish ancestry. The families’ roots are traced back to a vineyard in southern Germany, a jail in Geneva, the Conservatory in St. Petersburg, and the hometown of a Jewish merchant in Silesia. This engaging book centres on the author’s recollections of his grandparents, his parents, and his own growing up in postwar Germany in an environment of bourgeois stability and comfort. As the author chronicles his family’s ups and downs and abiding love for music, food, and art across several generations, a rich tapestry of anecdotes unfolds—about opera singers, restaurants, and travels, and about family relations, romance, and the kind of “impromptu reactions to people, places, and situations that often result in uncontrollable giggles.”

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

A Play in Two Acts


Author: Dale Wasserman,Ken Kesey

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573613432

Category: American drama

Page: 83

View: 9806

During his fraudulent stay at a mental institution, a charming rogue invokes the head nurse's antagonism by inciting revolution among the inmates

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: 7512

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



Author: Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143811916X

Category: Alienation (Social psychology) in literature

Page: 222

View: 3904

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

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: 750

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

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (SparkNotes Literature Guide)


Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: SparkNotes

ISBN: 9781586633790

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

View: 3643

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