Ken Kesey's One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Bloom's Modern by H Bloom (ed)

By H Bloom (ed)

The creative characters and leading edge tale constitution made Ken Kesey?s debut novel ripe for remark. Take a better examine One Flew Over the Cuckoo?s Nest, which additionally loved severe luck as a play and a movie. The name, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest, a part of Chelsea apartment Publishers’ smooth serious Interpretations sequence, offers crucial 20th-century feedback on Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest via extracts of serious essays by means of recognized literary critics. This choice of feedback additionally encompasses a brief biography on Ken Kesey, a chronology of the author’s existence, and an introductory essay written by way of Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale college.

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Huffman homosexuality, as the explanation of his attachment to McMurphy (210). Even the psychoanalytic Harding ultimately revises to accept Freudian principles as definitive: “‘Oh, I could give you Freudian reasons with fancy talk, and that would be right as far as it went. But what you want are the reasons for the reasons, and I’m not able to give you those’” (294). Surely Boyers is wrong in assuming that sex is not used as metaphor in the novel, but as a literal solution. If sex cures, why does Billy Bibbit commit suicide after his first treatment?

On the fishing trip he is able to relate past and present, continuity and change even more extensively. He is alert to all that has developed in twenty years. As a result of his confinement, he has a better sense of change than those who have lived through it (226–227). The trip also renews the joy he had felt as a child (243). Once back on the ward, the Chief does not lose this improved sense of time and sense of renewal even when he is threatened with memory-killing shock treatments. He may not remember the nurse on Disturbed who had treated him while he was most deeply psychotic (265), but even on the way to the Schock Shop he remembers later details such as the digger squirrel holes which he had seen a dog explore in the moonlight (269).

Sherman, “The Novels of Ken Kesey,” Journal of American Studies, 5 (1971), pp. 185, 188. 6. Leslie Al Fiedler, The Return of the Vanishing American (New York: Stein and Day, 1968), p. 185. See also his article “The New Mutants, “Partisan Review, 32 (Fall 1965), p. 524. 7. Charles Witke, “Pastoral Convention in Vergil and Kesey,” Pacific Coast Philology, 1 (1966), p. 24. 8. Olga W. Vickery, “The Inferno of the Moderns,” in Melvin J. Friedman and John B. , The Shaken Realist: Essays in Modern Literature in Honor of Frederick J.

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