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.

Catch 22 50th Anniversary Edition

Catch 22  50th Anniversary Edition
Author : Joseph Heller
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 544
Release : 2011-06-23
ISBN 10 : 9781446466766
ISBN 13 : 1446466760
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catch 22 50th Anniversary Edition 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, this is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. 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. If Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions then he is caught in Catch-22: if he flies he is crazy, and doesn't have to; but if he doesn't want to he must be sane and has to. That's some catch...

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.

Just One Catch

Just One Catch
Author : Tracy Daugherty
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 560
Release : 2011-08-02
ISBN 10 : 9781429987844
ISBN 13 : 1429987847
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just One Catch Book Description:

The New York Times bestselling writer Tracy Daugherty illuminates his most vital subject yet in this first biography of the Catch-22 author Joseph Heller Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, who went on to great fame and fortune. His most memorable novel took its inspiration from a mission he flew over France in WWII (his plane was filled with so much shrapnel it was a wonder it stayed in the air). Heller wrote seven novels, all of which remain in print. Something Happened and Good as Gold, to name two, are still considered the epitome of satire. His life was filled with women and romantic indiscretions, but he was perhaps more famous for his friendships—he counted Mel Brooks, Zero Mostel, Carl Reiner, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Mario Puzo, Dustin Hoffman, Woody Allen, and many others among his confidantes. In 1981 Heller was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a debilitating syndrome that could have cost him his life. Miraculously, he recovered. When he passed away in 1999 from natural causes, he left behind a body of work that continues to sell hundreds of thousands of copies a year. Just One Catch is the first biography of Yossarian's creator.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Author : Harold Wallace Ross
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1996-06
ISBN 10 : NWU:35556026791822
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Yorker Book Description:

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Total Pages :
Release : 1963
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105027733265
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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BCLA Reporter

BCLA Reporter
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Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1986
ISBN 10 : MINN:31951000571717M
ISBN 13 :
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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
Author :
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Total Pages :
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : OSU:32435075349530
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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