Ken Kesey | Critical Essay by Paul Nastu

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Ken Kesey.
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Critical Essay by Paul Nastu

SOURCE: Nastu, Paul. “Kesey's One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.Explicator 56, no. 1 (fall 1997): 48-50.

In the following essay, Nastu explores the relationship between One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and the visual and thematic elements of American animated cartoons.

Critics such as Leslie Fiedler and Terry Sherwood have discussed Ken Kesey's use of “comic strip principles” and “pop culture” in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Sherwood 382), but no critic has yet noted the visual and thematic elements of American animated cartoons which the novel seems to borrow. Sherwood points out that “Kesey's references to comic strip materials are not just casual grace notes but clear indications of his artistic stance” (382-83); but he fails to address Kesey's obvious connection with the absurd world...

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