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Title:Catch-22 (Vintage Classics)
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Joseph Heller, Howard Jacobson
Publisher:Vintage
ISBN:0099470462
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:519
Category:Classics, Fiction, War, Humor, Historical fiction

Catch-22 (Vintage Classics) by Joseph Heller, Howard Jacobson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Catch-22 (Vintage Classics) 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

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 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


Something Happened

Bob Slocum was living the American dream He had a beautiful wife three lovely children a nice house and all the mistresses he desired He had it all all that is but happiness Slocum was discontent Inevitably inexorably his discontent deteriorated into desolation until something happened br i Something Happened i is Joseph Heller s wonderfully inventive and controversial second novel satirizing business life and American culture The story is told as if the reader was overhearing the patter of Bob Slocum s brain recording what is going on at the office as well as his fantasies and memories that complete the story of his life The result is a novel as original and memorable as his i Catch i


Closing Time (Catch-22, #2)

p b A darkly comic and ambitious sequel to the American classic i Catch i b p p In i Closing Time i Joseph Heller returns to the characters of i Catch i 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 i Closing Time i 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 i Catch i p p i Closing Time i is outrageously funny and totally serious and as brilliant and successful as i Catch i itself a fun house mirror that captures at once grotesquely and accurately the truth about ourselves p


God Knows

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Good as Gold

Bruce Gold a middle aged Jewish professor of English literature finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics and not a moment too soon as Gold yearns for an opportunity to transform a less than picture perfect life His children think little of him his intimidating father endlessly bullies him and his wife is so oblivious that she doesn t even notice he s left her As funny as it is sad i Good as Gold i is a story of children grown up parents grown old and friends and lovers grown apart a story that is inimitably Heller


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


Portrait Of An Artist, As An Old Man

Novelist Eugene Pota is a cultural icon of the th century struggling to write what will be the last novel of his career But what to write about when like so many noted authors before him all of Pota s output since that first landmark novel has been scrutinized dissected and found wanting


Catch as Catch Can

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No Laughing Matter

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Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here: A Memoir

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


No Laughing Matter, Catch as Catch Can, Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1), Something Happened, God Knows, Portrait Of An Artist, As An Old Man, Closing Time (Catch-22, #2), Good as Gold, Picture This, Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here: A Memoir