Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Release: 2004
Editor: Random House
Pages: 578
ISBN: 9780099470465
Language: en
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A classic novel set in the closing months of World War II - It is used to highlight the madness of twentieth century warfare and the individual's desire to survive it.

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Release: 1999-10-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9780684865133
Language: en
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A new publication of Joseph Heller's classic WWII black comedy follows American bomber pilot Yossarian on his harrowing quest for the final mission that will free him from his military obligation.

Joseph Heller s Catch 22

Joseph Heller s Catch 22
Author: Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom
Release: 2009
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9781438113746
Language: en
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Presents a collection of essays analyzing Heller's Catch-22, including a chronology of his works and life.

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Rick Vaive,Scott Morrison
Release: 2021-10-26
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9780735280311
Language: en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Rick Vaive sets the record straight as he tells his story of turmoil in Toronto's Ballard years (and with Don Cherry's Mississauga Ice Dogs), growing up in an environment filled with alcohol and alcoholism, and his own struggles and battles. In the storied history of the Toronto Maple Leafs, no player scored fifty goals in a season until Rick Vaive in 1981-82--and he did it three years in a row. So why isn't his number 22 hanging from the rafters of the Leafs' rink and his name as revered in Leafs lore as more recent stars like Gilmour, Sundin and Clark? You could blame it on a team that lost far more than it won. You could blame Harold Ballard and his erratic ownership. You could blame the fans, the media... but Rick Vaive doesn't blame anybody. Sometimes, life just doesn't go your way. Growing up in a household plagued by alcoholism, the gifted young hockey player took shelter in the company of his grandmother and a blind and severely disabled uncle. Rick learned quickly that there are more valuable things in life than hockey. Even after his promising coaching career stopped dead when it ran into Don Cherry in Mississauga--one of the worst seasons in Ontario junior hockey history--he still doesn't point fingers. Life is too sweet for regrets, but learning that lesson can be one hell of a ride.

Closing Time

Closing Time
Author: Joseph Heller
Release: 2010-10-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 469
ISBN: 9781439127766
Language: en
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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.

Joseph Heller s Catch 22

Joseph Heller s Catch 22
Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom
Release: 2009
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Pages: 149
ISBN: 9781438117096
Language: en
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Discusses the writing of Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Release: 2002
Editor: Spark Publishing Group
Pages: 76
ISBN: 1586633813
Language: en
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Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!

The True Story of Catch 22

The True Story of Catch 22
Author: Patricia Chapman Meder
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Casemate
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9781612001159
Language: en
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The real-life companion to the literary classic—written and illustrated by the daughter of the 340th Bomb Group’s commander, Catch-22’s Col. Cathcart. 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 Halfoat; young, sliced-in-half Kid Sampson; shrieking, frenzied Hungry Joe; Col. Cathcart; Gen. 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, Col. 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 Corsica-based B-25 Mitchell. Along with descriptions of the 340th’s real wartime experiences, the work includes twelve men of the Bomb Group relating richly told tales of their own. “In these pages it is a great pleasure to finally see the real story behind the fictionalized account, and to be even more impressed.” —Scott Carpenter, NASA astronaut “Heller’s satiric caricatures are here shown to have stemmed from patriotic, courageous, highly decorated airmen who daily performed heroic wartime feats against overwhelming obstacles.” —Library Journal

Catch 22

Catch  22
Author: Diane L. Kowalyshyn
Release: 2022-09-19
Editor: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781509242702
Language: en
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Sloan Picard, a Special Forces sniper on medical leave, treks to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, to bury his sister. Unease over her demise prompts him to accept a pilot’s job with New England Air where Julia Connelly, the owner’s daughter and office manager, becomes his enigma and obsession. Sloan clears NEA of transporting illegal contraband into the States from South America. When the Cessna he’s piloting is sabotaged forcing him to make an emergency landing, the narrow escape confirms another suspicion. His sister’s death was no accident. Information on a USB drive, points a finger at NEA’s largest customer. Sloan and Julia fly the DC3 from Maine’s rugged coast to the jungles of Peru where they discover their client runs an illicit escort service—knowledge that turns these savvy hunters into the hunted.

Reading Catch 22

Reading  Catch 22
Author: Paul McDonald
Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Humanities-Ebooks
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9781471621512
Language: en
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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.

Study Guide to Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Study Guide to Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Author: Intelligent Education
Release: 2020-02-15
Editor: Influence Publishers
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9781645422952
Language: en
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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, which eponymously coined the term so frequently used today to describe the predicament of being trapped by contradictory rules. As a novel of post-World War II America, Catch-22 is profound in its conception, complex in its artistry, and radical in its message. Moreover, in some colleges it is studied as the modern counterweight to Homer's Iliad. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Heller’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

CliffsNotes on Heller s Catch 22

CliffsNotes on Heller s Catch 22
Author: Charles A Peek
Release: 2007-08-20
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9780544180758
Language: en
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Catch-22 takes you into this unforgettable novel that is full of satire, exaggeration, grotesque and comic caricatures, and telling allusions. Heller’s main characters are two Jewish boys from Brooklyn at the end of World War II – one from an orthodox family, one from a secular background. The growing friendship between the boys reflects the tensions within American society. With this study guide, you’ll be able to follow the unique structure of the novel and supplement your reading with insights into the life and background of author Joseph Heller. Other features that help you study include Life and background of the author Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays Review questions Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

A Study Guide for Joseph Heller s Catch 22

A Study Guide for Joseph Heller s Catch 22
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410335586
Language: en
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A Study Guide for Joseph Heller's "Catch-22," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

We Bombed in New Haven

We Bombed in New Haven
Author: Joseph Heller
Release: 1967
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.
Pages: 90
ISBN: 057361766X
Language: en
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Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Release: 2011
Editor: Random House
Pages: 548
ISBN: 9780099529125
Language: en
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Paperback copy states "Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition" on t.p. verso.

Something Happened

Something Happened
Author: Joseph Heller
Release: 2017-06-01
Editor: Random House
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781448114740
Language: en
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Bob Slocum was a promising executive. He had an attractive wife, three children, a nice house, and as many mistresses as he desired. His life was settled and ordered; he had conformed and society demanded he be happy - or at least pretend to be, But the pretence was becoming more and more difficult, as Slocum's discontent grew into an overwhelming sense of desolation, frustration and fear. And then something happened. . .

Good as Gold

Good as Gold
Author: Joseph Heller
Release: 1997
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780684839745
Language: en
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Dr. Bruce Gold, a forty-eight-year-old Jewish professor of English, faces the possibilities of being appointed to a high State Department position and being disowned by his family

Catch 22

Catch 22
Author: Joseph Heller
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0606237801
Language: en
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Presents the contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a United States airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II airbase.

Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man

Portrait of an Artist  as an Old Man
Author: Joseph Heller
Release: 2001-07-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780743202015
Language: en
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An aging writer attempts to pen one last great American novel to be remembered by--but what should he write? This book follows the journey that Eugene Pota undertakes as he sifts through the detritus of his life in an effort to settle on the subject of his final work.

Long Lost

Long Lost
Author: Jacqueline West
Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062691774
Language: en
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“Perfect to be read late into the night.”—Stefan Bachmann, internationally bestselling author of The Peculiar “A spooky sisterhood mystery that is sure to be a hit with readers.”—School Library Journal (starred review) “Grab a flashlight and stay up late with this one.”—Kirkus Reviews Once there were two sisters who did everything together. But only one of them disappeared. New York Times–bestselling author Jacqueline West’s Long Lost is an atmospheric, eerie mystery brimming with suspense. Fans of Katherine Arden’s Small Spaces and Victoria Schwab’s City of Ghosts series will lose themselves in this mesmerizing and century-spanning tale. Eleven-year-old Fiona has just read a book that doesn’t exist. When Fiona’s family moves to a new town to be closer to her older sister’s figure skating club—and far from Fiona’s close-knit group of friends—nobody seems to notice Fiona’s unhappiness. Alone and out of place, Fiona ventures to the town’s library, a rambling mansion donated by a long-dead heiress. And there she finds a gripping mystery novel about a small town, family secrets, and a tragic disappearance. Soon Fiona begins to notice strange similarities that blur the lines between the novel and her new town. With a little help from a few odd Lost Lake locals, Fiona uncovers the book’s strange history. Lost Lake is a town of restless spirits, and Fiona will learn that both help and danger come from unexpected places—maybe even from the sister she thinks doesn’t care about her anymore. New York Times–bestselling and acclaimed author Jacqueline West weaves a heart-pounding, intense, and imaginative mystery that builds anticipation on every page, while centering on the strong and often tumultuous bond between sisters. Laced with suspense, Long Lost will fascinate readers of Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Secret Keepers and fans of ghost stories.