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rare and beautiful

“I guided the boat skillfully across the spangled water, never brushing any of the mammoth-sized stumps the whole trip, aware of my audience, pleased with my performance under pressure, and proud of myself. 26 more words


Weakness is true and real

“(But if the strength ain’t real, I recall thinking the very last thing that day, before I finally passed out, then the weakness sure enough is. 53 more words


5 Ways "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" is an Anti-Government Metaphor

I went into Boston on Sunday to see my friend perform in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with Central Square Theater. The entire cast did a phenomenal job, which is probably what helped me pick out all the parallels between McMurphy being stuck in an insane asylum, and society becoming an insane asylum, run by our very own evil Nurse Ratched. 2,432 more words

Corruption And Suppression

Beat Scene 76, edited by Kevin Ring

This issue features an extensive profile and interview with James Koller by Peter Garland, Ken Kesey’s second novel, Sometimes a Great Notion (1964), Kurt Hemmer’s interview with Herbert Huncke, an essay on Kenneth Patchen as read by Kenneth Rexroth, Mark Howell’s recollections of meeting Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, and Jim Burns on ‘Underground London – Bebop and Beyond.’ There are additional memories of Ken Kesey’s visit to Filthy McNastys pub in London, although it is unclear whether the article references a 1978 or the 1998 visit, the 1974 bootleg publication of Kerouac’s… 542 more words

Literary Magazine

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Review

“…one flew east, one flew west,

one flew over the cuckoo’s nest.”

These few lines of verse from a child’s folk rhyme act as an introduction. 392 more words

Drew Martin Writes

Book #22 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

This week my read read was One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. In this classic novel, Kesey writes a story about a group of men living in a psychiatric hospital. 264 more words


Unusual Jobs Held by Famous Writers

As you may know, my day job is in web design, through my company, Istomedia. I often daydream about working as a full-time author, but that may have to wait until I’m a pensioner, it seems. 355 more words