• « Un monde de carton-pâte peuplé de personnages en trompe-l'oeil, surgis de quelque histoire de fou qui serait vraiment drôle si ces héros n'étaient pas des types en chair et en os... »
    Devenu un classique contemporain, le roman de Ken Kesey, paru en 1962, n'a rien perdu de sa puissance. Il plonge dans le chaos d'un hôpital psychiatrique où l'infirmière en chef Ratched règne en maître sur son service. Jusqu'à l'arrivée de McMurphy, un criminel qui simule la folie pour échapper à la prison. Rebelle et gouailleur, bien décidé à redistribuer les cartes et à redonner un peu de dignité et d'espoir aux malades, il engage alors à ses risques et périls une résistance acharnée contre l'institution.
    Criant de vérité, Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou est une dénonciation en règle de l'enfermement psychiatrique, un hymne à la vie envers et contre tous.
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  • Alors que la grève installée à Wakonda étrangle cette petite ville forestière de l'Oregon, un clan de bûcherons, les Stampers, bravent l'autorité du syndicat, la vindicte populaire et la violence d'une nature à la beauté sans limite. Mené par Henry, le patriarche incontrôlable, et son fils, l'indestructible Hank, les Stampers serrent les rang... Mais c'est sans compter sur le retour, après des années d'absence, de Lee, le cadet introverti et toujours plongé dans les livres, dont le seul dessein est d'assouvir une vengeance. Au-delà des rivalités et des amitiés, de la haine et de l'amour, Ken Elton Kesey (1935-2001), auteur légendaire de Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou, réussit à bâtir un roman époustouflant qui nous entraîne aux fondements des relations humaines. C'est Faulkner. C'est Dos Passos. C'est Truman Capote et Tom Wolfe. C'est un chef-d'oeuvre.

  • Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned.Contains illustrations and a preface by the author, as well as an introduction by Robert Faggen.

  • A fiftieth-anniversary edition of Ken Kesey's searing American classic. Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the story through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. Hailed upon its publication as "a glittering parable of good and evil" (The New York Times Book Review) and "a roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and the invisible Rulers who enforce them" (Time), Kesey's powerful book went on to sell millions of copies and remains as bracing and insightful today as when it was first released. This new deluxe hardcover edition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication of the novel on February 1, 1962, and will be a must have for any literature lover.

  • Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned.

    This edition includes a new foreword by Kesey, a new text introduction by Robert Faggen, and line drawings the author made when writing the book, many never before published.

  • More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

  • An international bestseller and the basis for a hugely successful film, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was one of the defining works of the 1960s.
    A mordant, wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, the novel chronicles the head-on collision between its hell-raising, life-affirming hero Randle Patrick McMurphy and the totalitarian rule of Big Nurse. McMurphy swaggers into the mental ward like a blast of fresh air and turns the place upside down, starting a gambling operation, smuggling in wine and women, and egging on the other patients to join him in open rebellion. But McMurphy's revolution against Big Nurse and everything she stands for quickly turns from sport to a fierce power struggle with shattering results.

    With One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Kesey created a work without precedent in American literature, a novel at once comic and tragic that probes the nature of madness and sanity, authority and vitality. Greeted by unanimous acclaim when it was first published, the book has become and enduring favorite of readers.

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