Set in Oregon psychiatric hospital in the early 1960s, Ken Kesey's pivotal novel tackled ideas of institutionalization in a time when mental illness was highly stigmatized. Essays in this volume include a survey of the novel's critical reception, a comparison of Cuckoo's Nest to The Grapes of Wrath, and an examination of themes such as race, gender roles, and early American humor. Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's ...
Set in Oregon psychiatric hospital in the early 1960s, Ken Kesey's pivotal novel tackled ideas of institutionalization in a time when mental illness was highly stigmatized. Essays in this volume include a survey of the novel's critical reception, a comparison of Cuckoo's Nest to The Grapes of Wrath, and an examination of themes such as race, gender roles, and early American humor. Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources: About This Volume* Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays* Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays* Further Readings* Detailed Bibliography* Detailed Bio of the Editor* General Subject Index.
Very Good. No Jacket. Novel. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Signed & Inscribed By Author 272pp.; SC blk. w/orange-pic. cover; rubbdd w/wear on edges; lt. tan w/clean, tight pgs. Kesey's classic. signed by Kesey.
Fine. Elaborately signed by Kesey in blue paint and red metallic ink. 1999. Hardcover. Deluxe edition in full leather. Absolutely Fine. Sharp, clean and with no signs of previous ownership. This copy includes the 'Certificate of Authenticity' (which is signed in facsimile) and the note from the editor laid-in. Kesey died in 2001.
Kent Bash. 311 pp. Octavo [22 cm]; full black leather with decorative gilt stamping to boards and backstrip. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Raised bands. Satin moire endsheets. All edges gilt. Fine. Signed by the author in red ink on the front free endsheet. A note about One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and the author Ken Kesey laid in. Publisher's certificate of authenticity laid in.
As New in As New jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) 1990 First Edition Library FIRST THUS FACSIMILE copy in NEW condition with a New DJ and pristine slipcase. It is Boldly **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** and RARE as such.
Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo. The Easton Press. 1999. 311 pgs. Signed by Ken Kesey on signed limitation page. Easton Press certificate of authenticity present. Bound in full gilt decorated leather with gilt titles present to the spine. Leather very lightly worn along the extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid. E-13; 8vo 8"-9" tall; Signed by Author.
SIGNED. 311 pp. Octavo [22 cm]; black leather with raised bands, a gilt stamped title on the spine, and gilt stamped decorative patterns on the spine and covers. All edges gilt. Moire endsheets. Fine condition. Signed in bright colors by Ken Kesey on the page before the half title page. With publisher's certificate of authenticity. Kesey attended the University of Oregon and received a degree in Speech and Communications. He was also awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to enroll in the Creative Writing program at Stanford. His classmates in the program included Robert Stone, Larry McMurty, Ken Babbs, and Wendell Berry, all of whom would become noted writers and lifelong friends of Kesey. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was his writing project at Stanford. Kesey published this work in 1962. The novel was an immediate success. Dale Wasserman adapted it into a stage play, and Milos Forman directed a screen adaptation in 1975.
Near Fine. No Jacket as Issued. A beautiful full black leather Collector's Edition of the late Ken Kesey's best known work and his first book, signed by the author on the signature page in bright purple, gold and green metallic paint--one of the most elaborate signatures we have seen in the Easton Press edition [and the camera does not do it justice]. Very scarce in the signed Easton edition, the book has gold gilt cover designs and page edges, moire silk endpapers and bound-in silk bookmark. The book, including the gold gilt, is in fine condition but for what appears to be a minor repair, the reattachment of the glassine sheet that protects the metallic signature. Includes the Publisher's Note and Certificate of Authenticity from Easton Press. A wonderful copy. In 1975, the book was made into a very successful major motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, considered by many to be one of the best films in motion picture history.
Near Fine. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition, stated third printing. Signed and inscribed by author Kesey to Burwood Stockwhip, to whom Kesey writes: "Whatta name! " Near fine green cloth hardcover.
Good in Good jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition, first state. Published in 1962 by Viking Press stated on copyright page and with the following points: "that fool Red Cross woman" on pp. 9, lines 12-13, and "It's the plump Red Cross woman named Gwen-doe-lin, with the blond hair the patients are always arguing about." pp. 85-86. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by author Kesey. This book is from the personal collection of author and prominent reviewer Michael Hargraves, to whom Kesey dedicated his inscription. Good original green cloth in a sunned good NON-priceclipped dust jacket. Significant drops of stains to green cloth front cover, dampstain to title and dedication pages, previous owner's inscription to rear flyleaf. Protected dj has minor interior tape repairs, tape remnants to interior flaps, and sunned spine. A rare signed copy of the first state. Scans available.
excellent story about the inadequacies in mental health....too bad kesey was not adequately paid for this masterpiece!
Feb 26, 2009
Read The Book Before Seeing Movie!
The movie was great, but not nearly what Ken Keasy intended when he wrote the book. There is such depth in his characters!
Alibris was very quick about getting the book out to me and it's a great quality issue, since my son loves older copies. (I'm stocking him up on the 'classics'!)
Feb 9, 2009
Review of SELLER not book
I ordered this book from Books To Treasure. It is in really good condition. I am satisfied. The cover isn't what is depicted above, but to me, it doesn't matter. The only wear and tear of the book is common (bent pages) probably from it being read. It was worth my money and I would buy from this seller again.
Aug 10, 2007
A heartbreaking story. Every character in the story incites different emotions; Nurse Ratched, despair; McMurphy, hope; and Chief, sorrow. The story has a wrenching reality quality. I couldn't help crying over the injustices that occured.
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