Catch 22 Book
Score: 4
From 317 Ratings

Catch 22


  • Author : Joseph Heller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1999-10-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684865133

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Catch 22 Book Description :

Presents the contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base

Reading  Catch 22  Book

Reading Catch 22


  • Author : Paul McDonald
  • Publisher : Humanities-Ebooks
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471621512

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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.

Closing Time Book
Score: 2.5
From 7 Ratings

Closing Time


  • Author : Joseph Heller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-10-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 143912776X

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Closing Time Book Description :

A darkly comic and ambitious sequel to the American classic Catch-22. In Closing Time, Joseph Heller returns to the characters of Catch-22, now coming to the end of their lives and the century, as is the entire generation that fought in World War II: Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and such newcomers as little Sammy Singer and giant Lew, all linked, in an uneasy peace and old age, fighting not the Germans this time, but The End. Closing Time deftly satirizes the realities and the myths of America in the half century since WWII: the absurdity of our politics, the decline of our society and our great cities, the greed and hypocrisy of our business and culture -- with the same ferocious humor as Catch-22. Closing Time is outrageously funny and totally serious, and as brilliant and successful as Catch-22 itself, a fun-house mirror that captures, at once grotesquely and accurately, the truth about ourselves.

Portrait of an Artist  as an Old Man Book
Score: 4
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Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man


  • Author : Joseph Heller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-07-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743202015

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Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man Book Description :

An aging writer attempts to pen one last great American novel to be remembered by--but what should he write? This book follows the journey that Eugene Pota undertakes as he sifts through the detritus of his life in an effort to settle on the subject of his final work.

Joseph Heller s Catch 22 Book

Joseph Heller s Catch 22


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: War stories, American
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438117096

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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  New Edition Book

Catch 22 Joseph Heller New Edition


  • Author : Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: War stories, American
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438113746

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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.

Catch 22 Book

Catch 22


  • Author : Joseph Heller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-10-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451632965

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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.

The True Story of Catch 22 Book

The True Story of Catch 22


  • Author : Patricia Chapman Meder
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612001159

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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

The True Story of Catch 22 Book

The True Story of Catch 22


  • Author : Patricia Chapman Meder
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612001159

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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

Something Happened Book
Score: 3
From 10 Ratings

Something Happened


  • Author : Joseph Heller
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448114740

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Something Happened Book Description :

Bob Slocum was a promising executive. He had an attractive wife, three children, a nice house, and as many mistresses as he desired. His life was settled and ordered; he had conformed and society demanded he be happy - or at least pretend to be, But the pretence was becoming more and more difficult, as Slocum's discontent grew into an overwhelming sense of desolation, frustration and fear. And then something happened. . .

God Knows Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

God Knows


  • Author : Joseph Heller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-11-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684841250

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God Knows Book Description :

Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and father of Solomon; now meet David as he really was: the cocky Jewish kid, the plagiarized poet, and the Jewish father. Listen as David tells his own story, a story both relentlessly ancient and surprisingly modern, about growing up and growing old, about men and women, and about man and God. It is quintessential Heller.

Catch 22 Book

Catch 22


  • Author : Stephen W. Potts
  • Publisher : Twayne Pub
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015015501573

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Catch 22 Book Description :

Describes the background of Catch-22, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception

Good as Gold Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Good as Gold


  • Author : Joseph Heller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684839745

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Good as Gold Book Description :

Dr. Bruce Gold, a forty-eight-year-old Jewish professor of English, faces the possibilities of being appointed to a high State Department position and being disowned by his family

CliffsNotes on Heller s Catch 22 Book

CliffsNotes on Heller s Catch 22


  • Author : Charles A Peek
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007-08-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544180758

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CliffsNotes on Heller s Catch 22 Book Description :

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Catch-22 takes you into this unforgettable novel that is full of satire, exaggeration, grotesque and comic caricatures, and telling allusions. Heller’s main characters are two Jewish boys from Brooklyn at the end of World War II – one from an orthodox family, one from a secular background. The growing friendship between the boys reflects the tensions within American society. With this study guide, you’ll be able to follow the unique structure of the novel and supplement your reading with insights into the life and background of author Joseph Heller. Other features that help you study include Life and background of the author Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays Review questions Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS   INFLUENCE PEOPLE Book
Score: 4
From 3,664 Ratings

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS INFLUENCE PEOPLE


  • Author : Dale Carnegie
  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-16
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9788027222650

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HOW TO WIN FRIENDS INFLUENCE PEOPLE Book Description :

This is one of the first bestseller self-help books. Its intention is to enable you to make friends quickly and easily, help you to win people to your way of thinking, increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done, as well as enable you to win new clients, new customers. Twelve Things This Book Will Do For You: Get you out of a mental rut, give you new thoughts, new visions, new ambitions. Enable you to make friends quickly and easily. Increase your popularity. Help you to win people to your way of thinking. Increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done. Enable you to win new clients, new customers. Increase your earning power. Make you a better salesman, a better executive. Help you to handle complaints, avoid arguments, keep your human contacts smooth and pleasant. Make you a better speaker, a more entertaining conversationalist. Make the principles of psychology easy for you to apply in your daily contacts. Help you to arouse enthusiasm among your associates. Dale Carnegie (1888–1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today.

Clevinger s Trial  from Catch 22  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Clevinger s Trial from Catch 22


  • Author : Joseph Heller
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Trials (Military offenses)
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : 0573642230

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We Bombed in New Haven Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

We Bombed in New Haven


  • Author : Joseph Heller
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre: American drama
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 057361766X

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Catch As Catch Can Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Catch As Catch Can


  • Author : Joseph Heller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2004-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743258388

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Catch As Catch Can Book Description :

A collection of short stories and other miscellaneous writings by Joseph Heller, one of America’s most influential and idiosyncratic writers. Years before the publication of Catch-22—which was called “a monumental artifact of contemporary literature” by The New York Times, “an apocalyptic masterpiece” by the Chicago Sun-Times, and “one of the most bitterly funny works in the language” by The New Republic—Joseph Heller began sharpening his skills as a writer, searching for the voice that would best express his own peculiarly wry view of the world. In Catch As Catch Can, editors Matthew J. Bruccoli and Park Bucker have for the first time collected the short stories Heller published prior to that first novel, along with all the other short pieces of fiction and nonfiction that were published during his lifetime. Also included are five previously unpublished short stories, most reflecting the influence on Heller of urban naturalist writers such as Irwin Shaw and Nelson Algren. The result is an important and significant addition to our understanding and appreciation of Joseph Heller, showing his evolution as a writer and artist. For those unfamiliar with his work, it will serve as an excellent introduction; for everyone else, Catch As Catch Can is a chance to explore a new aspect of Heller's remarkable career.