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    Catch-22 (Everyman's Library Classics) (Hardback) By (author) Joseph Heller, Introduction by Malcolm Bradbury

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    DescriptionA burlesque epic in the tradition of The Goo d Soldier Schweik, Catch-22 exposes the absurdity of war by applying its own demented logic to America''s involvement in Korea. '

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Heller, Introduction by Malcolm Bradbury
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 569
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 650 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857152203
    ISBN 10: 1857152204

    BIC E4L: GEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.7
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC subject category V2: FJM
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-231, B-085
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000, FIC000000
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
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    Publication date
    21 September 1995
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    Review text
    The phrase, now maddeningly misused by politicians and DJs alike, came from this wonderfully dark and cynical anti-war novel of the 1960s. (Catch-22 states that a man can be exempted from bombing missions if he is mad; but that the desire to be exempted is proof that he is sane.) The novel is as funny as it is bitter and no-one growing up through the Falklands and Gulf conflicts will fail to see the point. (Kirkus UK)