Still Crazy after all These Years

50 years has passed since the late Ken Kesey’s American classic novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest first appeared. It would go on to inspire an Oscar winning film that brought an entirely new perspective on mental health institutions into the mainstream. Kesey scholar and CMC Literature Professor, Robert Faggen was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” recently to discuss this anniversary.

The story is about the terror of a group of mental patients under the strict “care” of an evil hospital administration. NPR’s “All things Considered” broadcasted an appreciation that features audio clips from a previous Kesey interview as well as readings from the novel and analysis from Faggen who is currently wrapping up his latest work; Ken Kesey, An American Life.

Listen to it by clicking here. http://www.npr.org/2012/02/01/146210681/keseys-cuckoos-nest-still-flying-at-50