From Folded Hands to Clenched Fist: Kesey and Science Fiction
Gallagher, Edward J. "From Folded Hands to Clenched Fist: Kesey and Science Fiction." Perspective on a Cuckoo's Nest: A Special Symposium Issue on Ken Kesey. Lex et Scientia 13.1-2 (Jan.-June 1977): 46-50.
The worldview in Kesey's relatively "mundane" or "mainstream" Cuckoo's Nest is "the world as machine, the cybernetic model, a world whose total service homogenizes humanity"; discusses that worldview as it appears in over a dozen stories.