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    Catch-22 (Paperback) By (author) Joseph Heller, Introduction by Howard Jacobson

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    DescriptionAt the heart of Joseph Heller's bestselling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it. It is the tale of the dangerously sane Captain Yossarian, who spends his time in Italy plotting to survive.


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    Title
    Catch-22
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Heller, Introduction by Howard Jacobson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 396 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099496960
    ISBN 10: 0099496968
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Joseph Heller was born in 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a bombardier in the Second World War and then attended New York University and Columbia University and then Oxford, the last on a Fullbright scholarship. He then taught for two years at Pennsylvania State University, before returning to New York, where he began a successful career in the advertising departments of Time, Look and McCall's magazines. It was during this time that he had the idea for Catch-22. Working on the novel in spare moments and evenings at home, it took him eight years to complete and was first published in 1961. His second novel, Something Happened was published in 1974, Good As Gold in 1979 and Closing Time in 1994. He is also the author of the play We Bombed in New Haven. He died in 1999.
    Review quote
    "* 'Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny, and fantastically unique. No one has ever written a book like this' - Financial Times * 'An apocalyptic masterpiece' - Chicago Times * 'Not only the best novel to come out of the war but the best novel to come out of anywhere in years' - The Nation"