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Title:
Readings on One flew over the cuckoo's nest
Author:
Kappel, Lawrence.
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
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204 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780737701852

9780737701845
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Twenty reprinted essays explore the 1962 book's literary themes, psychological issues and characters, as well as the 1975 film adaptation. A biography of Ken Kesey introduces the book. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Summary

Twenty reprinted essays explore the 1962 book's literary themes, psychological issues and characters, as well as the 1975 film adaptation. A biography of Ken Kesey introduces the book. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Table of Contents

Ken KeseyJanet R. SutherlandRobert RosenweinRonald WallaceLeslie A. FiedlerMichael AtkinsonElizabeth McMahanRoger C. LoebRuth SullivanNicolaus MillsEllen HerrenkohlJerome KlinkowitzGeorge N. BoydMichael M. BoardmanRichard BlessingW.D. ShermanFred MaddenFrank KermodeDavid DenbyMolly HaskellThomas J. SlaterKen KeseyJanet R. SutherlandRobert RosenweinRonald WallaceLeslie A. FiedlerMichael AtkinsonElizabeth McMahanRoger C. LoebRuth SullivanNicolaus MillsEllen HerrenkohlJerome KlinkowitzGeorge N. BoydMichael M. BoardmanRichard BlessingW.D. ShermanFred MaddenFrank KermodeDavid DenbyMolly HaskellThomas J. Slater
Forewordp. 10
Introductionp. 12
Life Before, During, and After an Extraordinary Interludep. 15
Plot and Charactersp. 32
Chapter 1 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Literary Themes
1. Defending a Controversial Bookp. 41
2. Out of the '50s, into the '60sp. 48
3. Comedy in Cuckoo's Nestp. 54
4. Interracial Partners in the New American Westp. 62
5. The Elements of Fiction in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nestp. 69
6. A Sexist Novelp. 79
Chapter 2 Psychological Issues
1. Defending the Mental Health Industryp. 85
2. Kesey and Freudp. 92
3. Laughter as Psychotherapyp. 103
4. Personal Identity and Spiritual Rebirthp. 109
Chapter 3 Characters in Cuckoo's Nest
1. McMurphy as Revolutionary Herop. 117
2. McMurphy as Christ Figurep. 126
3. McMurphy as Tragic Herop. 133
4. McMurphy's Evolutionp. 140
5. Bromden's Spiritual Journeyp. 146
6. Big Chief as Narrator and Executionerp. 152
Chapter 4 Cuckoo's Nest on Film
1. The Film Compared to the Novelp. 165
2. An Adolescent Fantasyp. 169
3. Nicholson's Ironic Portrayal of McMurphyp. 173
4. The Camera as Narratorp. 178
Chronologyp. 189
For Further Researchp. 194
Indexp. 197
Forewordp. 10
Introductionp. 12
Life Before, During, and After an Extraordinary Interludep. 15
Plot and Charactersp. 32
Chapter 1 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Literary Themes
1. Defending a Controversial Bookp. 41
2. Out of the '50s, into the '60sp. 48
3. Comedy in Cuckoo's Nestp. 54
4. Interracial Partners in the New American Westp. 62
5. The Elements of Fiction in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nestp. 69
6. A Sexist Novelp. 79
Chapter 2 Psychological Issues
1. Defending the Mental Health Industryp. 85
2. Kesey and Freudp. 92
3. Laughter as Psychotherapyp. 103
4. Personal Identity and Spiritual Rebirthp. 109
Chapter 3 Characters in Cuckoo's Nest
1. McMurphy as Revolutionary Herop. 117
2. McMurphy as Christ Figurep. 126
3. McMurphy as Tragic Herop. 133
4. McMurphy's Evolutionp. 140
5. Bromden's Spiritual Journeyp. 146
6. Big Chief as Narrator and Executionerp. 152
Chapter 4 Cuckoo's Nest on Film
1. The Film Compared to the Novelp. 165
2. An Adolescent Fantasyp. 169
3. Nicholson's Ironic Portrayal of McMurphyp. 173
4. The Camera as Narratorp. 178
Chronologyp. 189
For Further Researchp. 194
Indexp. 197