Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey (1964) (1st ed)


Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey (1964) (1st ed)


Title: Sometimes a Great Notion

Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Viking, 1964. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Corner of blank ffep sliced off, dampstains to endpaper, ffep and some page corners and edges. Corners of cover slightly bumped. Slight tanning. Binding tight, pages clean. 628pp., 9″ by 6″.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

Sometimes a Great Notion is Ken Kesey’s second novel, published in 1964. While One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) is more famous, many critics consider Sometimes a Great Notion Kesey’s magnum opus. The story involves an Oregon family of gyppo loggers who cut and procure trees for a local mill in opposition to striking, unionized workers.

Kesey took the title from the song “Goodnight, Irene”, popularized by Lead Belly.

Sometimes I lives in the country
Sometimes I lives in the town
Sometimes I haves a great notion
To jump into the river an’ drown