Catch 22

Catch 22
Author : Joseph Heller
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 540
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 9780099529125
ISBN 13 : 0099529122
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catch 22 Book Description:

Explosive, subversive, wild and funny, 50 years on the novel's strength is undiminished. Reading Joseph Heller's classic satire is nothing less than a rite of passage. Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him. Joseph Heller's bestselling novel is a hilarious and tragic satire on military madness, and the tale of one man's efforts to survive it.

Reading Catch 22

Reading  Catch 22
Author : Paul McDonald
Publisher : Humanities-Ebooks
Total Pages : 88
Release : 2012-02-01
ISBN 10 : 9781471621512
ISBN 13 : 1471621510
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Catch 22 Book Description:

Comic novelist and critic, Paul McDonald, provides an accessible, revealing guide to Joseph Heller’s seminal anti-war novel, Catch-22. In order to help readers deepen their understanding of this perplexing comedy, McDonald succinctly contextualises it both in relation to the author’s life, and key developments in modern American literature. The book offers a thorough summary and analysis of the plot of Catch-22, addresses important characters such as Colonel Cathcart, Lieutenant Scheisskopf, Milo Minderbinder, Major Major, and Doc Daneeka, and explains the various ways in which Yossarian’s hilarious predicament has been interpreted. Among other things it considers Yossarian’s status as a mythic hero, an individualist hero, and a postmodern hero, assessing his relevance to contemporary America, and his re-emergence in the sequel to Catch-22, Closing Time, published in 1994. It also offers a descriptive bibliography of important secondary sources, and links to useful online texts.

Catch 22 Joseph Heller New Edition

Catch 22   Joseph Heller  New Edition
Author : Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 293
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781438113746
ISBN 13 : 1438113749
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catch 22 Joseph Heller New Edition Book Description:

Presents a collection of essays analyzing Heller's Catch-22, including a chronology of his works and life.

Joseph Heller s Catch 22

Joseph Heller s Catch 22
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 149
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781438117096
ISBN 13 : 1438117094
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Heller s Catch 22 Book Description:

Discusses the writing of Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

Catch 22 Joseph Heller

Catch 22  Joseph Heller
Author : Joseph Heller
Publisher : Spark Publishing Group
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2008-06-01
ISBN 10 : 1411407180
ISBN 13 : 9781411407183
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catch 22 Joseph Heller Book Description:

Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes books contain complete plot summaries and analyses, key facts about the featured work, analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and explanations of important quotations.

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author : Source Wikipedia
Publisher :
Total Pages : 32
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 1230600167
ISBN 13 : 9781230600161
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catch 22 Book Description:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Catch-22 characters, Nately, Joseph Heller, Yossarian, List of Catch-22 characters, Doc Daneeka, Orr, Milo Minderbinder, Captain Aardvark, B-25 Mitchell aircraft in Catch-22, Scheisskopf, Major Major, Chaplain Tappman, Pianosa, C.I.D. Investigators, Colonel Cathcart, Closing Time, Catch 22, Catch as Catch Can: The Collected Stories and Other Writings. Excerpt: Catch-22 is a satirical, historical novel by the American author Joseph Heller, first published in 1961. The novel, set during the later stages of World War II from 1944 onwards, is frequently cited as one of the great literary works of the twentieth century. It has a distinctive non-chronological style where events are described from different characters' points of view and out of sequence so that the time line develops along with the plot. The novel follows Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier, and a number of other characters. Most events occur while the Airmen of the fictional 256th squadron are based on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea west of Italy. Among other things, Catch-22 is a general critique of bureaucratic operation and reasoning. Resulting from its specific use in the book, the phrase "Catch-22" is common idiomatic usage meaning "a no-win situation" or "a double bind" of any type. Within the book, "Catch-22" is a military rule, the self-contradictory circular logic that, for example, prevents anyone from avoiding combat missions. In Heller's own words: There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more...

The True Story of Catch 22

The True Story of Catch 22
Author : Patricia Chapman Meder
Publisher : Casemate
Total Pages : 241
Release : 2012-08-21
ISBN 10 : 9781612001159
ISBN 13 : 1612001157
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The True Story of Catch 22 Book Description:

The real-life companion to the literary classic—written and illustrated by the daughter of the 340th Bomb Group’s commander, Catch-22’s Col. Cathcart. After the publication of his bestselling novel Catch-22, Joseph Heller usually chose to deny that any of his richly drawn characters were based on his actual war mates. However, to those who served with Heller in the 340th Bomb Group, the novel’s characters were indeed recognizable—the hard-drinking, vengeful, and disillusioned Chief White Halfoat; young, sliced-in-half Kid Sampson; shrieking, frenzied Hungry Joe; Col. Cathcart; Gen. Dreedle; Yossarian; and that capitalist supreme, Milo Minderbinder. In this book, written and colorfully illustrated by the daughter of the 340th Bomb Group’s commander, Col. Willis Chapman, we finally encounter the real men and combat missions on which the novel was based. While Heller’s fully developed characters stand solely, solidly, and uniquely on their own merits, The True Story of Catch-22 proves that any resemblance to persons living or dead is, in fact, actual. This three-part book blends fact, fancy, and history with full-blown original illustrations and rare, previously unpublished photos of these daring USAAF flyers and their Corsica-based B-25 Mitchell. Along with descriptions of the 340th’s real wartime experiences, the work includes twelve men of the Bomb Group relating richly told tales of their own. “In these pages it is a great pleasure to finally see the real story behind the fictionalized account, and to be even more impressed.” —Scott Carpenter, NASA astronaut “Heller’s satiric caricatures are here shown to have stemmed from patriotic, courageous, highly decorated airmen who daily performed heroic wartime feats against overwhelming obstacles.” —Library Journal

Coleridge To catch 22

Coleridge To  catch 22
Author : John Colmer
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 240
Release : 1978-06-29
ISBN 10 : 9781349158850
ISBN 13 : 1349158852
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coleridge To catch 22 Book Description:

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author : Rick Vaive
Publisher : Random House Canada
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2020-11-17
ISBN 10 : 9780735280304
ISBN 13 : 0735280304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catch 22 Book Description:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Was one of the most unheralded captains of the Toronto Maple Leafs also one of the greatest players in the history of hockey's most popular team? In telling his story of turmoil in Toronto's Ballard years (and with Don Cherry's Mississauga Ice Dogs), growing up in an environment filled with alcohol and alcoholism, and his own struggles and battles, Rick Vaive finally sets the record straight. In the storied history of the Toronto Maple Leafs, no player scored fifty goals in a season until Rick Vaive in 1981-82. He did it three years in a row (only two others have scored 50 since) before being unceremoniously stripped of his captaincy and traded out of town, and he did it for a promising team that was nonetheless largely stuck at the bottom of the standings. So why isn't his number 22 hanging from the rafters of the Leafs' rink and his name as revered in Leafs lore as Gilmour, Sundin and Clark? You could blame it on a team that lost far more than it won. You could blame Harold Ballard and his erratic ownership. You could blame the fans, the media...Rick Vaive doesn't blame anybody. Sometimes, life just doesn't go your way. He'd know. Growing up in a household plagued by alcoholism, the gifted young hockey player took shelter in the company of his grandmother and a blind and severely disabled uncle. Rick learned quickly that there are more valuable things in life than hockey. Even after his promising coaching career stopped dead when it ran into Don Cherry in Mississauga--one of the worst seasons in Ontario junior hockey history--he still doesn't point fingers. Life is too sweet for regrets, but learning that lesson can be one hell of a ride.