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    DescriptionFifty years after its original publication, "Catch-22 "remains a cornerstone of American lit-erature and one of the funniest--and most celebrated--novels 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. Since its publication in 1961, no novel has matched "Catch-22"'s intensity and brilliance in depicting the brutal insanity of war. This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; personal essays on the genesis of the novel by the author; a wealth of critical responses and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller's personal archive; and a selection of advertisements from the original publishing campaign that helped turn "Catch-22 "into a cultural phenomenon. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature.


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    Title
    Catch-22
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Heller, Introduction by Christopher Buckley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 524
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451621174
    ISBN 10: 1451621175
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A26453250
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Approval Code: P26103801
    BISAC V2.8: FIC052000
    LC classification: PS3558.E476 C3 2011
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition
    50
    Edition statement
    50th
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    05 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    ""Catch-22" is the only war novel I've ever read that makes any sense." --Harper Lee