One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Penguin, 1999)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

"In the introduction to the novel, Robert Faggen places this seminal novel in its proper context, arguing that this book incorporates several themes of the 1950's: the Cold War, the plight of the Native Americans, the reliance on psychiatry as a cure all for social problems, and the vestigial remnants of McCarthyism. Even if you could care less about how Kesey's book fits into American cultural history, you could hardly fail to miss the overarching theme of his novel: the tensions between the individual and the state, between those trapped in an industrial society and those who wish to live in freedom." - Jeffrey Leach's+nest+excerpts&pg=PP1&ots=xh95PdzoBr&sig=51ijQ1pOI-o4H73NGS8mHmxuXVI&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result

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