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

‘Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine, unopposed by her patients, who remain cowed by the mind-numbing medication and the threat of electric shock therapy. 738 more words

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William Sydney Porter (aka O. Henry) (b. September 11, 1862, Greensboro, NC; d. June 5, 1910, New York, NY)

“Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man’s starving!” Find more quotes  438 more words
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Review: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a book which needs no introduction. Quite simply, it is a modern day classic, a book which people tend to have an awareness of, even if they have not read the book or watched the film. 1,152 more words

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#BookReview - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

I read this book for my one of my Masters English classes.  We were comparing books to the films they’ve become.  After reading the book and thoroughly enjoying it.   287 more words

In My Own Words

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

I would be remiss if I didn’t begin this review by apologizing to my friend Alice, who may or may not be reading this.  Years ago, she lent me a copy of the book on which this film is based (conveniently also titled… 643 more words

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Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey


A classic novel of the 1960s, this powerful story about life in a mental hospital is told by a half-Indian patient called Chief Bromden. The Chief will not talk, and he has deceived the staff into thinking him deaf and dumb; but through his self-imposed protective fog he is an acute observer. 229 more words


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Book Review/Analysis

What can be said about Kesey’s epitomic novel? This is a brilliant, intelligent, wonderfully prosaic book dealing with Otherness and the attitude of society towards it. 580 more words