One flew over the cuckoo's nest /Series: Popular Penguins Published by : Penguin Group (Australia), (Melbourne :) Physical details: xxii, 281 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. ISBN:9780141037493.
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First published in the U.S. by Viking, 1962.
This book captured the radical anti-establishment mood of 1960s America. Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her psychiatric ward with an iron fist and a penchant for electric shock therapy, so when the boisterous McMurphy arrives - intent on disruption and showing the other patients a good time - a titanic battle of wills emerges. Kesey explores the shadowy boundaries between conformity and individuality, sanity and madness, with devastating effect.