Author: Heller Joseph
Brand: Penguin Random House
- Physical Condition: No Defects
Package Dimensions: 40x176x310
Number Of Pages: 576
Release Date: 20-10-1994
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Discover Joseph Heller’s hilarious and tragic satire on military madness, and the tale of one man’s efforts to survive it.
Its the closing months of World War II and Yossarian has never been closer to death. Stationed in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, each flight mission introduces him to thousands of people determined to kill him.
But the enemy above is not Yossarians problem it is his own army intent on keeping him airborne, and the maddening Catch-22 that allows for no possibility of escape. The greatest satirical work in the English language Observer
It is a rare book in that it has the ability to make you laugh out loud and be deeply moved within a few pages. — Adam Staten ―
British Journal of General Practice
Wildly original, brutally gruesome, a dazzling performance that will outrage as many readers as it delights. Vulgarly, bitterly funny, it will not be forgotten by those who can take it ―
New York Times
Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny and fantastically unique. No one has ever written a book like this ―
The greatest satirical work in the English language ―
Philip Toynbee, Observer
Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny, and fantastically unique. No one has ever written a book like this ―
About the Author
About The Author
Born on May 1st, 1923, in Coney Island Brooklyn, Joseph Heller is a short story writer, playwright and satirical novelist. He graduated from the Abraham Lincoln High School in 1941 and then worked as a blacksmith’s apprentice, filing clerk and messenger boy. By next year, he enrolled in the U. S. Army Air Corps. On his return, he studied English at NYU and the University of Southern California. Heller obtained his M.A. in English from Columbia University in 1949. He also taught dramatic writing and fiction at Yale and over the years has written several books and novels.