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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
Viking: NY. Fine with no dust jacket. 1962. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. True first edition, first printing, no later printings indicated, "Published in 1962 by The Viking Press.." New York: first issue with "that fool Red Cross woman" on page 9, lines 12-13; and "Red Cross woman named Gwen-doe-lin, with the blond hair the patients are always arguing about" on page 86. . Binding is tight and straight. Free of former owner writing or bookplates. Contents are clean, no starting to paper joints. All the yellow lettering on green cloth spine remains in supberb condition, blemish free orange-yellow top edge. Endpapers have only a hint of tone, green cloth boards have a couple of minor surface spots, else a fine collector's copy lacking scarce dust jacket. (THIS BOOK IS IN OUR POSSESSION. WE SHIP MOST BOOKS SIX DAYS A WEEK AND WILL CONFIRM WITH TRACKING NUMBER FOR DOMESTIC ORDERS OR CUSTOMS NUMBER FOR NON DOMESTIC). This novel is set in an Oregon asylum, and serves as a study of the institutional process and the human mind. Its curious style lays the foundation for a discussion about truth, as not every event described by the narrator is probable truth in the book's reality, such a decision is made by the reader. It was made into a movie in 1975 by Milo¬ö Forman, after being made by Dale Wasserman into a Broadway play. The title comes from Chief Bromden's memory of a rhyme his grandmother taught him when he was a child; One flew east, One flew west, One flew over the cuckoo's nest. The three geese described by the rhyme can be seen, respectively, as Nurse Ratched, McMurphy, and Chief. McMurphy and Ratched directly oppose each other, literally and symbolically, represented by the geese flying east and west. Chief, on the other hand, is caught in the middle, and his struggle to regain sanity in the mental institution (and the larger society it represents) is symbolized by the third goose's flight. ; 8vo .
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