One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Illustrated by David Hughes
Introduced by John Sutherland
Illustrator David Hughes captures the anarchic energy of Kesey's iconic novel.
‘If you haven't already read this book, do so. If you have, read it again’
The Oscar-winning film adaptation of 1975 sealed this story's legacy, but with characteristic disdain for the Hollywood machine, Kesey claimed never to have seen it. In his brilliant introduction to this edition, John Sutherland shows how Ken Kesey, like his fellow traveller Jack Kerouac, ’picked up what was in the air’ of 1960s America, and made it into art. David Hughes, a great fan of the work, has created illustrations that echo Kesey's anarchic energy. The lettering on the grey cloth binding was handwritten by the artist; bright yellow endpapers and head- and tailbands provide the finishing touches.
Bound in blocked buckram
Set in Haarlemmer
Frontispiece, 6 colour illustrations and 7 monotone integrated illustrations
9˝ x 6¼˝