Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kesey's Classic



eAudio Book
Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the classic novel inspired by the author's own observations of mental ward patients, was first published on February 1, 1962. Fifty years later, the issues presented in the book have proven timeless. Set in an Oregon asylum, it tells the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, sent to the ward in lieu of prison camp, who rallies the other patients and rattles those in charge. The book did plenty of rattling back in 1962, when it became a defining text in the 1960s rebellion against authority. An anniversary edition of Kesey's novel has been released, but the best way to honor One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,is simply by rereading it, or reading it for the first time if you've only seen the movie.

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