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Ken Kesey's One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey's One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest The Viking Critical Library edition of Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is worth every cent of its price, not that it's a high one anyway. The page count is double that of the novel, and what you get in this excellent edition, is a preface, a short biography, and a plethora of literary criticism, a very exhaustive collection, ranging from forgettable, strained and biased work to brilliant criticism. It's not just a novel, it's a compendium you get for a price of one. I strongly recommend this particular edition of the novel, and would encourage you to keep an eye for other volumes published by the Viking Critical Library. Kesey was not appreciated after his first novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". His later novels and stories received abysmal reviews at the time of publication, his life was widely perceived as wasted. In fact, with "The Electric Kool-Aid" Tom Wolfe summarized Kesey as a one-note, one-novel author. Since when quantity is equivalent with quality? The same statement can be made of Joseph Heller and Harper Lee. The latter didn't even try to write more than one novel he published! I claim that that particular novel of Ken Kesey earned
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