One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Book
Score: 4
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest


  • Author : Ken Kesey
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2012-01-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780670023233

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Excerpt :

Ken Kesey's bracing, inslightful novel about the meaning of madness and the value of self-reliance, and the inspiration for the new Netflix original series Ratched Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the story through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. Hailed upon its publication as "a glittering parable of good and evil" (The New York Times Book Review) and "a roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and the invisible Rulers who enforce them" (Time), Kesey's powerful book went on to sell millions of copies and remains as bracing and insightful today as when it was first released. This new deluxe hardcover edition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication of the novel on February 1, 1962, and will be a must have for any literature lover.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Book
Score: 4
From 142 Ratings

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest


  • Author : Ken Kesey
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-01-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101575277

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Excerpt :

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic, and the inspiration for the new Netflix original series Ratched, with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Book
Score: 4
From 164 Ratings

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest


  • Author : Ken Kesey
  • Publisher : Penguin Modern Classics
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Mentally ill
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 0141187883

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Excerpt :

Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine, unopposed by her patients, who remain cowed by mind-numbing medication and the threat of electric shock therapy. But her regime is disrupted by the arrival of McMurphy - the swaggering, fun-loving trickster with a devilish grin who resolves to oppose her rules on behalf of his fellow inmates. His struggle is seen through the eyes of Chief Bromden, a seemingly mute half-Indian patient who understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them imprisoned. Ken Kesey's extraordinary first novel is an exuberant, ribald and devastatingly honest portrayal of the boundaries between sanity and madness.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Book
Score: 4
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest


  • Author : Dale Wasserman
  • Publisher : Concord Theatricals
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN 10 : 0573613435

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During his fraudulent stay at a mental institution, a charming rogue invokes the head nurse's antagonism by inciting revolution among the inmates

Sometimes a Great Notion Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Sometimes a Great Notion


  • Author : Ken Kesey
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-08-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440622991

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The magnificent second novel from the legendary author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sailor Song is a wild-spirited and hugely powerful tale of an Oregon logging clan. A bitter strike is raging in a small lumber town along the Oregon coast. Bucking that strike out of sheer cussedness are the Stampers: Henry, the fiercely vital and overpowering patriarch; Hank, the son who has spent his life trying to live up to his father; and Viv, who fell in love with Hank's exuberant machismo but now finds it wearing thin. And then there is Leland, Henry's bookish younger son, who returns to his family on a mission of vengeance - and finds himself fulfilling it in ways he never imagined. Out of the Stamper family's rivalries and betrayals, Ken Kesey crafted a novel with the mythic impact of Greek tragedy.

Recovering History through Fact and Fiction Book

Recovering History through Fact and Fiction


  • Author : Dallas John Baker
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-04-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527510777

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Recovering History through Fact and Fiction Excerpt :

This edited collection brings together research that focuses on historic figures who have been largely neglected by history or forgotten over time. The question of how to recover, reclaim or retell the histories and stories of those obscured by the passage of time is one of growing public and scholarly interest. The volume includes chapters on a diverse array of topics, including semi-biographical fiction, digital and visual biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs, among others. Apart from the largely forgotten, the book provides fresh perspectives on historical figures whose biographies are distorted by their fame or limited by public perception. The subjects explored here include, among others, a child author, a Finnish grandmother, a cold war émigré, an Elizabethan era playwright, a castaway, a celebrated female artist, and the lauded personalities Mary Shelley, Judy Garland and J.R.R. Tolkien. Altogether, the chapters included in this collection offer a much-needed snapshot of new research on biography and its many variations and hybrids which will be of interest to academics and students of biography and life writing in general.

CUCKOO S EGG Book
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

CUCKOO S EGG


  • Author : Clifford Stoll
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2012-05-23
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307819420

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Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U.S. citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security. But would the authorities back him up? Cliff Stoll's dramatic firsthand account is "a computer-age detective story, instantly fascinating [and] astonishingly gripping" (Smithsonian). Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter"—a mysterious invader who managed to break into U.S. computer systems and steal sensitive military and security information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own: spying on the spy. It was a dangerous game of deception, broken codes, satellites, and missile bases—a one-man sting operation that finally gained the attention of the CIA . . . and ultimately trapped an international spy ring fueled by cash, cocaine, and the KGB.

Grand Mal Book

Grand Mal


  • Author : Robert V. Dodge
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-10-30
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476683966

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After developing epilepsy as an adult, Robert Dodge experienced increasingly dangerous seizures and was seen by specialists on five continents. His firsthand account of adapting to life with epilepsy begins with an overview of this often misunderstood neurological disorder--still attributed to demonic possession in some parts of the world--and recounts his struggle as his seizures became life-threatening. Dodge describes his treatments and their side effects, including four ineffective surgeries that removed an eighth of his brain, and the personal challenges of social stigma.

Conceptual Foundations   E Book Book

Conceptual Foundations E Book


  • Author : Joan L. Creasia
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2015-05-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323310284

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Conceptual Foundations E Book Excerpt :

Best known for its conceptual approach to nursing practice, Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice, 6th Edition gives you the foundation you need to prepare for your role as a professional nurse. Expert educators Elizabeth E. Friberg and Joan L. Creasia bring together the best minds of nursing for a unique in-depth look at the profession's major theories, practices, and principles. Complete with three all-new chapters and updated content throughout, this expanded sixth edition challenges you to think critically and conceptually. In addition, new Evolve resources mean you can do more online than ever before. Critical thinking exercises at the end of each chapter help you use and apply what you have learned. Case studies throughout the text provide you with opportunities to develop your analytical skills. Objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide a framework for study. Profile in Practice scenarios at the beginning of each chapter introduce real-life situations that accompany the professional behaviors covered in the text. Key points at the end of each chapter reinforce learning objectives and help you focus on important information. NEW! Three all-new chapters bring you the latest information on telehealth in nursing practice, information management, and global rural nursing practice. UPDATED! Integrated and updated information on Health Care Reform Initiatives. UPDATED! Health Policy and Practice and the Nursing Practice Environment chapter features new content on the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act. UPDATED! 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing (FOM) recommendations discussed in Beyond Professional Socialization chapter. UPDATED! Patient Safety chapter offers expanded coverage of QSEN competencies, including Nursing Quality Indicators. UPDATED! Health and Health Promotion chapter now covers the Healthy People 2020 and 2020 National Health Promotion Initiative. UPDATED! Concept of "group think" added to Think Like

Digital Literary Studies Book

Digital Literary Studies


  • Author : David L. Hoover
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-05
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134262755

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Digital Literary Studies presents a broad and varied picture of the promise and potential of methods and approaches that are crucially dependent upon the digital nature of the literary texts it studies and the texts and collections of texts with which they are compared. It focuses on style, diction, characterization, and interpretation of single works and across larger groups of texts, using both huge natural language corpora and smaller, more specialized collections of texts created for specific tasks, and applies statistical techniques used in the narrower confines of authorship attribution to broader stylistic questions. It addresses important issues in each of the three major literary genres, and intentionally applies different techniques and concepts to poetry, prose, and drama. It aims to present a provocative and suggestive sample intended to encourage the application of these and other methods to literary studies. Hoover, Culpeper, and O’Halloran push the methods, techniques, and concepts in new directions, apply them to new groups of texts or to new questions, modify their nature or method of application, and combine them in innovative ways.

Contemporary Nursing   E Book Book

Contemporary Nursing E Book


  • Author : Barbara Cherry
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2015-12-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323390378

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Contemporary Nursing E Book Excerpt :

Thoroughly prepare for the rapidly evolving world of nursing with Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 7th Edition. Expert authors Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob combine their own expertise from both academics and practice as they cover the relevant issues affecting today’s nurses. In 28 chapters, including a new chapter on palliative care, this comprehensive new edition takes readers through the evolution of nursing, the role of the nurse today, safe and effective decision-making, collaboration and communication, leadership, job opportunities, and a number of timely issues affecting healthcare and nursing practice today. Full-color design enhances the narrative with a clear, visually appealing explanation of concepts. Humorous cartoons open each chapter to illustrate the chapter themes. Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter personalize nursing history and practice and help readers understand their place in the profession. Questions to Consider While Reading This Chapter follow the vignettes and prepare the reader for the topic to be discussed. Key terms, learning outcomes, chapter overviews, and chapter summaries help readers focus their learning experience. Unit on Leadership and Management in Nursing includes content to prepare nurses to effectively function in the management roles expected of the professional nurse. Unit on Career Management provides strategies on how to make the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN Examination. Case studies help readers apply theory to clinical practice. NEW! Chapter on palliative care focuses on how to best provide patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, and how to improve the quality of life for both the patient and family. NEW! Combined chapter on quality improvement and QSEN keeps readers up to date on the latest competencies from the Institute of Medicine. NEW! Professional/Ethical Issue boxes provide a short scenario about an eth

The Outsider  Art and Humour Book

The Outsider Art and Humour


  • Author : Paul Clements
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-25
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000057706

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The Outsider Art and Humour Excerpt :

This cross-disciplinary book, situated on the periphery of culture, employs humour to better comprehend the arts, the outsider and exclusion, illuminating the ever-changing social landscape, the vagaries of taste and limits of political correctness. Each chapter deals with specific themes and approaches – from the construct of outsider and complexity of humour, to Outsider Art and spaces – using various theoretical and analytical methods. Paul Clements draws on humour, especially from visual arts and culture (and to a lesser extent literature, film, music and performance), as a tool of ridicule, amongst other discourses, employed by the powerful but also as a weapon to satirize them. These ambiguous representations vary depending on context, often assimilated then reinterpreted in a game of authenticity that is poignant in a world of facsimile and 'fake news'. The humour styles of a range of artists are highlighted to reveal the fluidity and diversity of meaning which challenges expectations and at its best offers resistance and, crucially, a voice for the marginal. This book will be of particular interest to scholars in art history, cultural studies, fine art, humour studies and visual culture.

A Study Guide for Ken Kesey s One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Book

A Study Guide for Ken Kesey s One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-03-13
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410336378

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A Study Guide for Ken Kesey s One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Excerpt :

A Study Guide for Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Play of Daniel Keyes  Flowers for Algernon Book
Score: 4.5
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The Play of Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon


  • Author : Bert Coules
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: English drama
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 0435232932

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The Play of Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon Excerpt :

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. This play is a dramatization of Daniel Keyes's story about a retarded adult who desperately wants to be able to read and write.

The perspective changes everything   A comparison of the narrative perspective of film and novel  One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest  Book

The perspective changes everything A comparison of the narrative perspective of film and novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest


  • Author : Juliane Weuffen
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2004-10-18
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : 9783638316538

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The perspective changes everything A comparison of the narrative perspective of film and novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Excerpt :

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0 (A), Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Institute for Anglistics/American Studies), language: English, abstract: The novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey is without a doubt an outstanding example of American Literature. So it was obviously necessary to make a movie out of the manuscript. Unfortunately, there are some harsh differences between movie and book, which in some cases change the original plot in a way that influences the viewer. Most of the differences come out of the different narrative perspective of the film because the story is just to ld objectively, while the book tells it from a patient’s point of view. But there are inexactnesses that change the viewer’s perspective towards the characters. The only fact “saving” the movie is the choice of incredible actors. Jack Nicholson (McMurphy), Louise Fletcher (Ms. Ratched), William Redfield (Harding), Will Sampson (Chief Bromden) and Brad Dourif (Billy Bibbit) are only the main examples for the unbelievable performance shown in this movie by all actors. Although most of their characters are illustrated differently in the book, they all did a great job. Since my project is to compare the narrative perspective of the book to that of the film my sources were the book1 and the DVD.2 Additionally I have used several essays collected in “A casebook on Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” edited by George J. Searles3. This book was a very valuable source for my work because the essays content lots of information, interpretations, and views of various authors on many different themes. 1 Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Signet Books, 1995. 2 Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest. Warner Bros. Home Videos, 2003. 3 George J. Searles: A casebook on Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. University of New Mexico Press, first edition, Albuquerque, 1992.