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Catch-22

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ISBN-10: 0440204399

ISBN-13: 9780440204398

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joseph Heller

List price: $7.50
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Arguably the best novel to come out of World War II, in which Heller strips away the veneer of martial glory to expose its insanity, and gives our language a new paradoxical phrase to describe mankind at the mercy of its own institutions. From the Hardcover edition.
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Book details

List price: $7.50
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/5/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

American novelist and dramatist Joseph Heller was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 1, 1923. Heller started off his writing career by publishing a series of short stories, but he is most famous for his satirical novel Catch-22. Set in the closing months of World War II, Catch-22 tells the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who discovers the horrors of war and its aftereffects. This novel brought the phrase "catch-22," defined in Webster's Dictionary as "a situation presenting two equally undesirable alternatives," into everyday use. Heller wrote Closing Time, the sequel to Catch-22, in 1994. Other novels include As Good As Gold and God Knows. He also wrote No Laughing Matter, an account of…