Catch 22

Catch 22

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At 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 a tale of the dangerously sane Captain Yossarian, who spends his time in Italy plotting to survive. Yossarian is a bombardier in the 256th Squadron of the Army Air Forces during World War II, stationed on Pianosa, a fictionalised island in the Mediterranean between mainland Italy and Corsica. The squadron's assignment is to bomb enemy positions in Italy and eastern France. Yossarian's mission is simply to stay alive.

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  • CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • 130 x 132 x 42mm | 322.05g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Hachette Audio
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1405503874
  • 9781405503877
  • 419,576

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Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny, and fantastically unique FINANCIAL TIMES The greatest satirical work in the English language since EREHWON OBSERVER An apocalyptic masterpiece CHICAGO TIMES

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About Joseph Heller

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. Joseph Heller is an honorary fellow of St. Catherine's College, Oxford, which he visits periodically to meet students who are writing fiction.

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