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Readings on One flew over the cuckoo's nest

Author: Lawrence Kappel
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©2000.
Series: Greenhaven Press literary companion to American literature.
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An anthology of critical essays that provide a wide range of information and opinion about the twentieth-century novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and its author Ken Kesey.
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Named Person: Ken Kesey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Kappel
ISBN: 0737701854 9780737701852 0737701846 9780737701845
OCLC Number: 40489342
Description: 204 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Ken Kesey : life before, during, and after an extraordinary interlude --
Plot and characters --
1. One flew over the cuckoo's nest : literary themes --
Defending a controversial book / Janet R. Sutherland ; Out of the '50s, into the '60s / Robert Rosenwein ; Comedy in Cuckoo's nest / Ronald Wallace ; Interracial partners in the new American west / Leslie A. Fiedler ; Elements of fiction in One flew over the cuckoo's nest / Michael Atkinson ; Sexist novel / Elizabeth McMahan --
2. Psychological issues --
Defending the mental health industry / Roger C. Loeb ; Kesey and Freud / Ruth Sullivan ; Laughter as psychotherapy / Nicolaus Mills ; Personal identity and spiritual rebirth / Ellen Herrenkohl --
3. Characters in Cuckoo's nest --
McMurphy as revolutionary hero / Jerome Klinkowitz ; McMurphy as Christ figure / George N. Boyd ; McMurphy as tragic hero / Michael M. Boardman ; McMurphy's evolution / Richard Blessing ; Bromden's spiritual journey / W.D. Sherman ; Big Chief as narrator and executioner / Fred Madden --
4. Cuckoo's nest on film --
Film compared to the novel / Frank Kermode ; Adolescent fantasy / David Denby ; Nicholson's ironic portrayal of McMurphy / Molly Haskell ; Camera as narrator / Thomas J. Slater.
Series Title: Greenhaven Press literary companion to American literature.
Responsibility: Lawrence Kappel, book editor.

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An anthology of critical essays that provide a wide range of information and opinion about the twentieth-century novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and its author Ken Kesey.

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