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Catch-22 (1961) [Novel]
by Joseph Heller Rating: Weighted - 8.4 / Average - 8.4 of 10 (221 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 9 (show them) Review!

Summary :

Catch-22 is set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. Its hero is a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. (He has decided to live forever even if he has to die in the attempt.)

Original title: Catch-22
Original languages: English

Quotes: 3 (show them)

Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War IIGeneral
FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Fiction of the Absurd (1980) [Anthology]
      Authors: Franz Kafka , Albert Camus , Samuel Beckett , Voltaire , Joseph Heller , Vladimir Nabokov , Nikolai Gogol , Ingeborg Bachmann , Eugène Ionesco , Tommaso Landolfi , Flann O'Brien , Daniil Kharms , Witold Gombrowicz , Juan Carlos Onetti


  • Dedication: "To Candida Donadio, literary agent, and Robert Gottlieb, editor. Colleagues."


Edition #1: Catch-22

Catch-22 (1955)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "An apocalyptic masterpiece." Chicago Sun-Times
  • "A monumental artifact of contemporary American literature, almost as assured of longevity as the statues on Easter Island... Catch-22 is a novel that reminds us once again of all that we have taken for granted in our world and should not, the madness we try not to bother to notice, the deceptions and falsehoods we lack the will to try to distinguish from truth." John W. Aldridge, The New York Times Book Review
  • "One of the most bitterly funny works in the language... explosive, bitter, subversive, brilliant." Robert Brustein, The New Republic
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Catch-22 (1962)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Dell Publishing
ISBN: 044011120X
Pages: 463

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