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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
by Ken Kesey

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey Overview

In this classic of the 1960s, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women, an In this classic of the 1960s, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women, and openly defies the rules at every turn. But this defiance, which starts as a sport, soon develops into a grim struggle, an all-out war between two relentless opponents: Nurse Ratched, back by the full power of authority, and McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will. What happens when Nurse Ratched uses her ultimate weapon against McMurphy provides the story's shocking climax. --back cover

Ken Kesey

About One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Description

American writer, who gained world fame with his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962, filmed 1975). In the 1960s, Kesey became a counterculture hero and a guru of psychedelic drugs with Timothy Leary. Kesey has been called the Pied Piper, who changed the beat generation into the hippie movement. Ken Kesey was born in La Junta, CO, and brought up in Eugene, OR. Kesey spent his early years hun

Data Book One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Original Title One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ISBN 0451163966 (ISBN13: 9780451163967 ) Edition Language English Characters Chief Bromden, Randle Patrick McMurphy, Nurse Ratched, William "Billy" Bibbit, Charles Cheswick...more , Dale Harding, Doctor Spivey, Bruce Fredrickson, James "Jim" Sefelt, Scanlon, Martini...less setting Salem, Oregon, 1963 (United States) (280)