Kesey, Ken: One flew over the cuckoo s nest

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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO`S NEST WELCOME I welcome all of you to our presentation. We read the novel One flew over the cuckoo s nest by Ken Kesey. During this lesson we won t only talk about the book but also about the film. Author First, I`d like to say a few words about the author: Ken Kesey was born in Colorado in 1935. He studied at the University of Oregon, where he graduated in 1957. He volunteered for drug experiments carried out by the government and worked in the psychiatric ward of a veterans` hospital for a while. It was the experience of this period that he used for this book. Towards the end of the sixties he founded a group called The Merry Pranksters. This group experimented with drugs, travelled the country, filmed the country and its people and generally criticized the ...

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