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

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

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 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 mission 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 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.

Joseph Heller

About Catch-22 (Catch-22 #1) Description

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. Joseph Heller was the son of poor Jewish parents from Russia. Even as a child, he loved to write; at the age of eleven, he wrote a story about the Russian invasion of Finland. He sent it to New York Daily News, which rejected it. After graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1941, Heller spent the next ye

Data Book Catch-22 (Catch-22 #1)

Original Title Catch-22 ISBN 0684833395 (ISBN13: 9780684833392 ) Edition Language English Series Catch-22 #1 Characters Yossarian, Chaplain Tappman, Milo Minderbinder, Nately setting Pianosa, 1944 (Italy) Literary Awards National Book Award Finalist for Fiction (1962) (265)