Catch 22

đź“’Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Book Title : Catch 22
Author : Joseph Heller
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 1999-10-05
Pages : 415
ISBN : 9780684865133
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Catch 22 Summary : Presents the contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base

đź“’Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Book Title : Catch 22
Author : Joseph Heller
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release Date : 1996-09-04
Pages : 464
ISBN : 0684833395
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Catch 22 Summary : Catch-22 is like no other novel. It is one of the funniest books ever written, a keystone work in American literature, and even added a new term to the dictionary. At the heart of Catch-22 resides the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin from the horrible chances of war. His efforts are perfectly understandable because as he furiously scrambles, thousands of people he hasn't even met are trying to kill him. 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 is committed to flying, he is trapped by the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade, the hilariously sinister 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 is sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. Catch-22 is a microcosm of the twentieth-century world as it might look to some one dangerously sane -- a masterpiece of our time.

đź“’The True Story Of Catch 22 by Patricia Chapman Meder

Book Title : The True Story of Catch 22
Author : Patricia Chapman Meder
Publisher : Casemate
Release Date : 2012-08-21
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9781612001159
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The True Story of Catch 22 Summary : After the publication of his bestselling novel Catch-22, Joseph Heller usually chose to deny that any of his richly drawn characters were based on his actual war mates. However, to those who served with Heller in the 340th Bomb Group the novel’s characters were indeed recognizable—the hard-drinking, vengeful, and disillusioned Chief White Half Oat, young, sliced-in-half Kid Sampson, shrieking, frenzied Hungry Joe, Colonel Cathcart, General Dreedle, Yossarian and that capitalist supreme, Milo Minderbinder. In this book, written and colorfully illustrated by the daughter of the 340th Bomb Group’s commander, Colonel Willis Chapman, we finally encounter the real men and combat missions on which the novel was based. While Heller’s fully developed characters stand solely, solidly and uniquely on their own merits, The True Story of Catch-22 proves that any resemblance to persons living or dead is, in fact, actual. This three-part book blends fact, fancy, and history with full-blown original illustrations and rare, previously unpublished photos of these daring USAAF flyers and their Corsican-based B-25 Mitchell. Along with descriptions of the 340th’s real wartime events, the work includes twelve men of the Bomb Group relating twelve richly told tales of their own. Now all of the men upon whom Heller based his characters are gone. However, the last survivor, George L. Wells, was an extraordinary combat pilot who tied the record for the number of bombing missions flown in WWII with 102. George, the model for Catch-22s Capt. Wren, is the common thread who weaves through this book, allowing the reader to truly feel the war and even thumb through George's well-worn mission book describing attacks on Axis ports, ships, bridges, and the notorious Brenner Pass. In this book the reader will discover that truth is indeed as fascinating as fiction! Author Patricia Chapman Meder has been a professional artist in both fine and commercial art for the past 35 years, 13 of them in Europe. When Catch-22 was published it was quickly apparent that this book was based on the Bomb Group her father commanded in World War II. This true-life parallel book thus begged to be written. Pat Meder has also written a full-color companion work to "The True Story of Catch-22," containing her delightful original artwork and caricatures of the individuals, "The True Story of Catch-22 Illustrated".

đź“’Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Book Title : Catch 22
Author : Joseph Heller
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2010-10-26
Pages : 464
ISBN : 9781451632965
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Catch 22 Summary : This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Christopher Abbott, George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie. Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books 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. This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller’s personal archive; and much more. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature.

đź“’Catch 22 Joseph Heller New Edition by Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

Book Title : Catch 22 Joseph Heller New Edition
Author : Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Date : 2009-01-01
Pages : 293
ISBN : 9781438113746
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Catch 22 Joseph Heller New Edition Summary : Presents a collection of essays analyzing Heller's Catch-22, including a chronology of his works and life.

đź“’Reading Catch 22 by Paul McDonald

Book Title : Reading Catch 22
Author : Paul McDonald
Publisher : Humanities-Ebooks
Release Date : 2012-02-01
Pages : 88
ISBN : 9781471621512
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Reading Catch 22 Summary : Comic novelist and critic, Paul McDonald, provides an accessible, revealing guide to Joseph Heller’s seminal anti-war novel, Catch-22. In order to help readers deepen their understanding of this perplexing comedy, McDonald succinctly contextualises it both in relation to the author’s life, and key developments in modern American literature. The book offers a thorough summary and analysis of the plot of Catch-22, addresses important characters such as Colonel Cathcart, Lieutenant Scheisskopf, Milo Minderbinder, Major Major, and Doc Daneeka, and explains the various ways in which Yossarian’s hilarious predicament has been interpreted. Among other things it considers Yossarian’s status as a mythic hero, an individualist hero, and a postmodern hero, assessing his relevance to contemporary America, and his re-emergence in the sequel to Catch-22, Closing Time, published in 1994. It also offers a descriptive bibliography of important secondary sources, and links to useful online texts.

Book Title : Joseph Heller s Catch 22
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Date : 2009-01-01
Pages : 149
ISBN : 9781438117096
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Joseph Heller s Catch 22 Summary : Discusses the writing of Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

đź“’Closing Time by Joseph Heller

Book Title : Closing Time
Author : Joseph Heller
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2010-10-26
Pages : 464
ISBN : 143912776X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Closing Time Summary : A darkly comic and ambitious sequel to the American classic Catch-22. In Closing Time, Joseph Heller returns to the characters of Catch-22, now coming to the end of their lives and the century, as is the entire generation that fought in World War II: Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and such newcomers as little Sammy Singer and giant Lew, all linked, in an uneasy peace and old age, fighting not the Germans this time, but The End. Closing Time deftly satirizes the realities and the myths of America in the half century since WWII: the absurdity of our politics, the decline of our society and our great cities, the greed and hypocrisy of our business and culture -- with the same ferocious humor as Catch-22. Closing Time is outrageously funny and totally serious, and as brilliant and successful as Catch-22 itself, a fun-house mirror that captures, at once grotesquely and accurately, the truth about ourselves.

đź“’Catch 22 by Stephen W. Potts

Book Title : Catch 22
Author : Stephen W. Potts
Publisher : Twayne Pub
Release Date : 1989-05
Pages : 136
ISBN : UOM:39015015501573
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Catch 22 Summary : Describes the background of Catch-22, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception

Book Title : Joseph Heller s Catch 22
Author : Joseph Heller
Publisher :
Release Date : 1973
Pages : 562
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035484455
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Joseph Heller s Catch 22 Summary :