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

Modern Classics / Mental Illness
320 pages / Published 1962
Viking Press (Penguin Random House)

Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. 1,510 more words


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Directed by Milos Forman 

Starring – Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and Danny DeVito

When a criminal, R.P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), pleads insanity for crimes he has committed he is admitted to a mental hospital. 396 more words


Week 9 Review

Last night, we finished our discussion of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962).   We started with a short clip on what seemed like a related topic: Major League Baseball’s Daniel Norris, the counterculture pitcher who lives out of his 1978 Volkswagon van, despite making millions on the mound.   522 more words

Weekly Summaries

"But I tried, god damn it."

-Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Marriage, Analysis Four: Gender According to Kesey

While reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest I was struck by the novel’s overall messages about gender, and as I am a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies… 517 more words

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Fricke, Analysis 4

“’Come a long way,’” says fat-faced Public Relation. They’ve made life look very pleasant with paint and decorations and chrome bathroom fixtures. ‘A man that would want to run away from a place as nice as this,’ says fat-faced Public Relation, “why, …

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