Catch 22

Catch 22
Author : Joseph Heller
Publisher :
Total Pages : 524
Release : 2011-04-05
ISBN 10 : 1451621175
ISBN 13 : 9781451621174
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catch 22 Book Description:

A fiftieth anniversary edition of Catch-22, one of the twentieth century's most revered novels.

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:

Paperback copy states "Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition" on t.p. verso.

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author : Joseph Heller
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 464
Release : 2010-10-26
ISBN 10 : 9781451632965
ISBN 13 : 1451632967
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catch 22 Book Description:

This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Christopher Abbott, George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie. Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to “best novels” lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer. Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller’s personal archive; and much more. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature.

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.

Axis Axes to Grind

Axis  Axes to Grind
Author : Milton A. Cohen
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Total Pages : 212
Release : 2021
ISBN 10 : 9781949979756
ISBN 13 : 194997975X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Axis Axes to Grind Book Description:

"A study of political themes in American World War II novels from 1945 to 1975, including rebellion against military authority, treatment of minorities, future projections and retrospective interpretations of the war"--

Imagining a Great Republic

Imagining a Great Republic
Author : Thomas E. Cronin
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 468
Release : 2017-11-10
ISBN 10 : 9781538105726
ISBN 13 : 1538105721
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining a Great Republic Book Description:

In the first comprehensive reading of dozens of American literary and social culture classics, Tom Cronin, one of America’s most astute students of the American political tradition, tells the story of the American political experiment through the eyes of forty major novelists, from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Hunter S. Thompson. They have been moral and civic consciousness-raisers as we have navigated the zigs and zags, the successes and setbacks, and the slow awkward evolution of the American political experiment. Constitutional democracy, equal justice for all, the American Dream, and American Exceptionalism are all part of our country’s narrative. But, as Imagining a Great Republic explains, there has never been just a single American narrative—we have competing stories, just as we have competing American Dreams and competing ways of imagining a more perfect political union. Recognizing and understanding these competing values is a key part of being American. Cronin’s book explains how this is possible and why we should all be proud to be American.

Mike Nichols and the Cinema of Transformation

Mike Nichols and the Cinema of Transformation
Author : J.W. Whitehead
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 344
Release : 2014-05-27
ISBN 10 : 9780786471454
ISBN 13 : 078647145X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mike Nichols and the Cinema of Transformation Book Description:

Mike Nichols burst onto the American cultural scene in the late 1950s as one half of the comic cabaret team of Nichols and May. He became a Broadway directing sensation, then moved on to Hollywood, where his first two films--Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967)--earned a total of 20 Academy Award nominations. Nichols won the 1968 Oscar for Best Director and later joined the rarefied EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) club. He made many other American cinematic classics, including Catch-22 (1970), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Silkwood (1983), Working Girl (1988), Postcards from the Edge (1990), and his late masterpieces for HBO, Wit (2001) and Angels in America (2003). Filmmakers like Steven Spielberg and Steven Soderbergh regard him with reverence. This first full-career retrospective study of this protean force in the American arts begins with the roots of his filmmaking in satirical comedy and Broadway theatre and devotes separate chapters to each of his 20 feature films. Nichols' permanent achievements are his critique of the ways in which culture constructs conformity and his tempered optimism about individuals' liberation by transformative awakening.

To Vietnam in Vain

To Vietnam in Vain
Author : Edward A. Hagan
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 232
Release : 2015-12-01
ISBN 10 : 9781476623689
ISBN 13 : 1476623686
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Vietnam in Vain Book Description:

American military advisors in South Vietnam came to know their allies personally—as few American soldiers could. In addition to fighting the Viet Cong, advisors engaged in community building projects and local government initiatives. They dealt firsthand with corrupt American and South Vietnamese bureaucracies. Not many advisors would have been surprised to learn that 105mm artillery shells were being sold on the black market to the Viet Cong. Not many were surprised by the North Vietnamese victory in 1975. This memoir of a U.S. Army intelligence officer focuses on the province advisors who worked with local militias that were often disparaged by American units. The author describes his year (1969–1970) as a U.S. advisor to the South Vietnamese Regional and Popular Forces in the Mekong Delta.

Soft Law and Public Authorities

Soft Law and Public Authorities
Author : Greg Weeks
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2016-02-25
ISBN 10 : 9781782256908
ISBN 13 : 1782256903
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Law and Public Authorities Book Description:

This book considers the phenomenon of soft law employed by domestic public authorities. Lawyers have long understood that public authorities are able to issue certain communications in a way that causes them to be treated like law, even though these are neither legislation nor subordinate legislation. Importantly for soft law as a regulatory tool, people tend to treat soft law as binding even though public authorities know that it is not. It follows that soft law's 'binding' effects do not apply equally between the public authority and those to whom it is directed. Consequently, soft law is both highly effective as a means of regulation, and inherently risky for those who are regulated by it. Rather than considering soft law as a form of regulation, this book examines the possible remedies when a public authority breaches its own soft law upon which people have relied, thereby suffering loss. It considers judicial review remedies, modes of compensation which are not based upon a finding of invalidity, namely tort and equity, and 'soft' challenges outside the scope of the courts, such as through the Ombudsman or by seeking an ex gratia payment.

Insights on Insincerity

Insights on Insincerity
Author : Chris Edwards
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2018-03-14
ISBN 10 : 9781475841732
ISBN 13 : 1475841736
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insights on Insincerity Book Description:

Insights on Insincerity analyzes the concept of insincerity thematically through four types of relationships: from authority to the subordinate, the subordinate to authority, among equals, and in the self and society. Through this, references to classical literature, history, psychology, sociology, and popular culture are examined and analyzed.