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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ken Kesey

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Overview

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Author

Ken Kesey

Year Published

1962

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is told from the first-person point of view of Bromden, a long-term patient at an Oregon psychiatric hospital. Bromden is prone to hallucinations, establishing him as an unreliable narrator.

Tense

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is told primarily in the present tense.

About the Title

The line "one flew over the cuckoo's nest" is from a children's folk rhyme that Bromden's grandmother used to sing to him. The cuckoo bird is also associated with insanity.

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