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Title:Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Simon & Schuster
ISBN:0684833395
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Number of Pages:453
Category:Classics, Fiction, War, Humor, Historical fiction

Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1) by Joseph Heller

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1) At the heart of Catch resides the incomparable malingering bombardier Yossarian a hero endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin from the horrible chances of war .

His problem is Colonel Cathcart who keeps raising the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service Yet if Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions that he s committed to flying he s trapped by the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade the bureaucratic rule from which the book takes its title a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions but if he makes the necessary formal request to be relieved of such missions the very act of making the request proves that he s sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved

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God Knows, Portrait Of An Artist, As An Old Man, Closing Time (Catch-22, #2), Good as Gold, Catch as Catch Can (An American Classic), Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here: A Memoir, No Laughing Matter, Something Happened, Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1), Picture This
Mr Heller treats the whole panorama of history past and present with the bravado of Mark Twain in one of his sassier moods The New York Times Book Review br A keenly satirical look at the world of art and museums by the author of the modern classic Catch, The demented Army Air Force of b Catch b the lethal business world of b Something Happened b the dysfunctional family of b Good as Gold b all these we have assumed had their roots in Joseph Heller s own past Now more than thirty five years after the explosion of b Catch b into the world s consciousness Heller gives us his life br br Here is his Coney Island childhood down the block from the world s most famous amusement park It was the height of the Depression it was a fatherless family yet little Joey Heller had a terrific time on the boardwalk in the ocean dangerously out of his depth playing follow the leader in and out of local bars even in school Then a series of jobs from delivering telegrams on his first bike to working in a navy yard until Pearl Harbor the air force Italy And after the war college undreamed of before the G I Bill teaching Madison Avenue marriage and always writing And finally the spectacular success of b Catch b launching one of the great literary careers br br The strengths of b Now and Then b lie in the energy humor and mischief that have characterized all of Heller s work along with the dark undertones that lie beneath them He brings back a Coney Island that is not only a symbol of fun and fantasy around the world but a vision of what seems today to have been a golden age of carefree innocence For the first time he writes about the people and the events both tragic and hilarious he was eventually to translate in b Catch b into such memorable characters as Hungry Joe Orr Major de Coverley Natel s whore and of course Yossarian and such moving and frightening scenes as the death of Snowden b Now and Then b is both an account of a remarkable life and a glimpse into the creative process of a major American writer br br br i From the Hardcover edition i, At the heart of Catch resides the incomparable malingering bombardier Yossarian a hero endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin from the horrible chances of war br br His problem is Colonel Cathcart who keeps raising the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service Yet if Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions that he s committed to flying he s trapped by the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade the bureaucratic rule from which the book takes its title a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions but if he makes the necessary formal request to be relieved of such missions the very act of making the request proves that he s sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved, No description available