Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 415
ISBN: 9780684865133
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Release: 1999-10-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 586
ISBN: 3596125723
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Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

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Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 638
ISBN: 2253113360
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Release: 2006
Editor: Grasset
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Catch 22, l'Article 22, est un " attrape-nigaud " qui permet à un colonel américain d'imposer un nombre de missions sans cesse croissant à son escadrille de bombardiers basée dans une petite île de la Méditerranée pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Yossaran, héros tragicomique de cette épopée burlesque, est décidé à tout tenter pour sauver sa peau : il estime que sa seule mission, quand il s'envole, consiste à atterrir vivant. Simuler la folie dans cet univers délirant lui paraît le meilleur moyen de tirer au flanc. Hélas, l'Article 22 stipule : " Quiconque veut se dispenser d'aller au feu n'est pas réellement fou. " Cette première œuvre de Joseph Heller compte parmi les meilleurs romans américains de l'après-guerre.

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 443
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003914335
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Release: 1961
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For use in schools and libraries only. Set during World War II, this grotesque, comic novel recounts the amazing adventures of a bomber squadron.

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0784836078
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Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Everbind
Language: en

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Reading Catch 22

Reading  Catch 22
Author: Paul McDonald
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9781471621512
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Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Humanities-Ebooks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Catch 22
Author: Rick Vaive,Scott Morrison
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780735280298
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Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Random House Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0684833395
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Release: 1996-09-04
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Catch-22 is like no other novel. It is one of the funniest books ever written, a keystone work in American literature, and even added a new term to the dictionary. At the heart of Catch-22 resides the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin from the horrible chances of war. His efforts are perfectly understandable because as he furiously scrambles, thousands of people he hasn't even met are trying to kill him. His problem is Colonel Cathcart, who keeps raising the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions that he is committed to flying, he is trapped by the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade, the hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule from which the book takes its title: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes the necessary formal request to be relieved of such missions, the very act of making the request proves that he is sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. Catch-22 is a microcosm of the twentieth-century world as it might look to some one dangerously sane -- a masterpiece of our time.

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 524
ISBN: 1451621175
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Release: 2011-04-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Closing Time

Closing Time
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 464
ISBN: 143912776X
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Release: 2010-10-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The True Story of Catch 22

The True Story of Catch 22
Author: Patricia Chapman Meder
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9781612001159
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Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Casemate
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Closing Time

Closing Time
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 576
ISBN: OCLC:1193383303
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Something Happened

Something Happened
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781448114740
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Release: 2017-06-01
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. . .

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 76
ISBN: 1586633813
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Release: 2002
Editor: Spark Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!

Catch As Catch Can

Catch As Catch Can
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781849836500
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Release: 2011-07-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Not many writers introduce a phrase - let alone a whole idea - into the language. In CATCH-22, Joseph Heller invented a motif for the modern world. For that book alone he is one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. But where did the author who was able to create that novel come from? And what happened to those remarkable characters? CATCH AS CATCH CAN for the first time collects early works, previously unpublished stories and lost chapters of CATCH-22 to chart the development of a genius. It also explores the consequences in the later stories of the unforgettable Yossarian, and Heller's non-fiction pieces, in which the author reflects upon his childhood in Coney Island and the novel which shaped everything that was written after it.

Joseph Heller s Catch 22

Joseph Heller s Catch 22
Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 281
ISBN: UCSC:32106019280400
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Release: 2008
Editor: Chelsea House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects critical essays on Heller's classic novel of World War II, commenting on its structure and recurring themes, as well as the author's use of flashbacks.

The True Story of Catch 22 Illustrated

The True Story of Catch 22 Illustrated
Author: Patricia Chapman Meder
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1479181277
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Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1961, Joseph Heller completed his first novel, Catch-22. This book of chaotic originality, wicked humor, and sobering insights into WWII, became a classic, a masterpiece of fiction. Heller was a B-25 bombardier with the 340th Bomb Group during the war but, after publication, he usually chose to deny any connection between his novel's unforgettable characters and his war mates. In 2012, however, another book was published. The True Story of Catch-22, written by Patricia Chapman Meder, daughter of the final commander of Heller's bomb group proved that all was not as it seemed and that profit/loss czar Milo Minderbinder, frantic Hungry Joe, severed Kid Sampson, and a bevy of Joseph Heller's richly created characters were, in fact, based upon the true-life men of that 340th which was based on Corsica in 1944. Here is that book's Companion! The True Story of Catch-22 ILLUSTRATED is the visual compliment and partner to The True Story. In rich, vibrant color the full-blown characters of Heller's novel surge forward to face their true-life counterparts. The illustrated fictional characters colorfully lighting up each left page come to life in the manner of Catch-22, sometimes irreverent, sly, rarely subtle, and often absurdly funny. In stark contrast, and anchoring the opposing right page, are their rock-steady and combat trained opposite numbers each offering unique first person narratives. Their sepia-toned pages are enriched by an abundance of rare and previously unpublished photographs. Its larger 8.5"x11" format does justice to the details of 82 pages of art, photography, and narrative. With the current publication of The True Story of Catch-22 and its colorful Companion, a new perspective has been added as they highlight the missing ingredient in Heller's original novel, that of actual fact. Now, at long last, these two books add the final dimension to the lionized Catch-22.

Unifying Elements and Structural Patterns in Joseph Heller s Catch 22

Unifying Elements and Structural Patterns in Joseph Heller   s Catch 22
Author: Franziska Massner
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9783638484190
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Release: 2006-03-29
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, University of Potsdam, course: American Literature and War, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Joseph Heller ́s Catch 22 has received much feedback since its publishment in 1961. Critics differ in their opions about Heller ́s first novel. Reviews in Time,the London Observer, Newsweek or Saturday Review expressed the enthusiasm which the novel caused among its readers. Robert Brustein called Catch 22 an “explosive, bitter, subversive, brilliant book”, The Times said: “Written with brilliance...echoes with mad laughter...magnificient.” These are only two examples of many positive responses towards the book. But as usual there also have been various negative critics about Catch 22. Some reviewers found Heller ́s book “unpatriotic, its sexual references offensive, its style repetitious, its structure incoherent, its characters unbelievable.”Others even argued that the book is not a novel, that it doesn ́t show any structural pattern or unifying elements. This work is supposed to show that Catch 22 contains structural patterns as well as unifying elements, that Heller ́s first novel rightly deserves the positive reviews on his book. It starts to discover some of the most central themes in the book and then deals with a few structural patterns of Catch 22.

Catch 22 Joseph Heller New Edition

Catch 22   Joseph Heller  New Edition
Author: Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9781438113746
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man

Portrait of an Artist  as an Old Man
Author: Joseph Heller
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780743202015
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Release: 2001-07-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.