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The Book Catch 22
The Author Joseph Heller
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2011-06-08
Genre Fiction
Pages 544
ISBN 9781446424049
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him.


The Book Catch 22
The Author Joseph Heller
The Publisher Ambo|Anthos
Release Date2012-04-05
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789041419873
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Origineel, bitter, vulgair, geestig, spitsvondig en ontroerend. Fraaie jubileumeditie van het ultieme boek over de waanzin van de oorlog In november 1961, nu bijna vijftig jaar geleden, verscheen een recensie in de Herald Tribune over `een woeste, ontroerende, schokkende, dolkomische, razende, opbeurende, reuzenroetsjbaan van een boek. The Times voorspelde even later dat mensen die het konden verteren het niet licht zouden vergeten: `Een verbluffende prestatie, die vrijwel evenveel lezers zal schokken als verrukken. De rest is geschiedenis: Joseph Heller (1923-1999), die tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog diende bij de Amerikaanse luchtmacht, schreef met Catch-22 een van de belangrijkste en indrukwekkendste oorlogsromans die uitgroeide tot een klassieker. De zwarte humor, de absurde logica en onvergetelijke personages als Yossarian, de bommenrichter die denkt dat de vijand erop uit is hem te vermoorden, en de gewiekste messofficier Milo Minderbinder, maken Catch-22 tot een onvergetelijk boek.


The Book Catch 22 50th Anniversary Edition
The Author Joseph Heller
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2011-06-23
Genre Fiction
Pages 544
ISBN 9781446466766
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Explosive, subversive, wild and funny, 50 years on the novel's strength is undiminished. Reading Joseph Heller's classic satire is nothing less than a rite of passage. Set in the closing months of World War II, this is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. 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. If Yossarian makes any attempts to excuse himself from the perilous missions then he is caught in Catch-22: if he flies he is crazy, and doesn't have to; but if he doesn't want to he must be sane and has to. That's some catch...


The Book Catch 22
The Author Joseph Heller
The Publisher
Release Date1973
Genre World War, 1939-1945
Pages 228
ISBN UOM:39015054082139
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Reading Catch 22
The Author Paul McDonald
The Publisher Humanities-Ebooks
Release Date2012-02-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 88
ISBN 9781471621512
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book A Study of Joseph Heller s Catch 22
The Author Jon Woodson
The Publisher Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release Date2001
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 165
ISBN 0820445991
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: By showing that Joseph Heller was heavily influenced by the New Criticism and myth criticism that he studied in graduate school, this book discloses that <I>Catch-22 is a faithful and inclusive retelling of the ancient epic of Gilgamesh, much as Joyce's <I>Ulysses famously recapitulates Homer's <I>Odyssey. This book shows that what previous critics have understood to be characteristics of the absurdist and Black Humor influence are derived from Heller's faithfulness to the Babylonian text itself. The study details Heller's use of a mystical and Jungian framework to portray the individuation of a modern hero through his struggles with the mythic and archetypal forces of irrationalism as they are manifested in modern civilization. Revealing that Heller's conception is religious and mystical, this book explores Heller's use of T. S. Eliot's mythic method and the experimental techniques of Joyce's <I>Finnegans Wake. The themes of race, homosexuality, individuation, sado-masochism, and modernity are dealt with at length.


The Book Catch 22 Joseph Heller New Edition
The Author Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
The Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release Date2009-01-01
Genre War stories, American
Pages 293
ISBN 9781438113746
Language English, Spanish, And French

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


The Book A Study Guide for Joseph Heller s Catch 22
The Author Gale, Cengage Learning
The Publisher Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Date2015-09-15
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 15
ISBN 9781410335586
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Joseph Heller s Catch 22
The Author Joseph Heller
The Publisher
Release Date1973
Genre World War, 1939-1945
Pages 562
ISBN STANFORD:36105035484455
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Critical essays on Catch 22
The Author James Nagel
The Publisher Dickenson Pub. Co
Release Date1974
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 179
ISBN UOM:39015001573313
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Closing Time
The Author Joseph Heller
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2016-06-30
Genre Fiction
Pages 464
ISBN 9781471147906
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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. But this time they are fighting not the Germans, but The End. Closing Time deftly satirizes the realities and the myths of America post WWII: the absurdity of their politics, the decline of their society and their great cities, the greed and hypocrisy of their business and culture – with the same ferocious humour as Catch-22. This novel is a stunning achievement; a chilling, darkly funny depiction of the moral collapse of the Western world.


The Book CliffsNotes on Heller s Catch 22
The Author Charles A Peek
The Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date2007-08-20
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 48
ISBN 9780544180758
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book The True Story of Catch 22
The Author Patricia Chapman Meder
The Publisher Casemate
Release Date2012-08-21
Genre History
Pages 240
ISBN 9781612001036
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 novelÕs characters were indeed recognizableÑthe 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 GroupÕs commander, Colonel Willis Chapman, we finally encounter the real men and combat missions on which the novel was based. While HellerÕs 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 340thÕs 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".


The Book Catch 22
The Author Stephen W. Potts
The Publisher Twayne Pub
Release Date1989-05
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 136
ISBN UOM:39015015501573
Language English, Spanish, And French

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


The Book De opluchting
The Author Jan Geurtz
The Publisher Ambo|Anthos
Release Date2009-10-31
Genre Health & Fitness
Pages 208
ISBN 9789026322075
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Pedagoog Jan Geurtz was zelf vijfentwintig jaar lang verstokt roker en heeft inmiddels met het boek De opluchting en via gelijknamige (groeps)trainingen uitgebreid aangetoond een succesvolle methode te hebben ontwikkeld om te stoppen met roken. Bij de 'opluchting-methode' gaat het er niet alleen om te weten, maar ook om te voelen dat je het roken niet meer nodig hebt. De methode zorgt ervoor dat je in één dag volledig bevrijd bent van het roken, zonder ontwenningsverschijnselen of noemenswaardige gewichtstoename. De opluchting, een unieke methode die je in één dag van het roken afhelpt: · Zonder ontwenningsellende · Nauwelijks gewichtstoename · Zonder enige vorm van dwang of zelfdiscipline · Gaat veel verder dan alle bestaande methoden · Succes reeds uitgebreid aangetoond · Werkt niet alleen via 'weten' maar ook via 'voelen' · Gebaseerd op liefde en zelfrespect · Tijdens het stoppen mag je blijven roken! · Apart hoofdstuk over soft- en andere drugs · Helder als een kookboek, spannend als een detective, aangrijpend als een roman · Ook voor ex-rokers die het roken nog steeds missen


The Book Catch 22 50th Anniversary with Christopher Buckley Robert Gottlieb and Mike Nichols
The Author Joseph Heller
The Publisher
Release Date2014
Genre
Pages
ISBN 1467663700
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Absurdity in Joseph Heller s Catch 22
The Author Jan Riepe
The Publisher GRIN Verlag
Release Date2005-05-06
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 14
ISBN 9783638374484
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar), course: Hauptseminar "American War Novel", 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The topic of this research paper is the absurd in Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. In the course of this paper I will show that Catch-22 belongs to the Literature of the Absurd, that Heller writes in the tradition of the absurd and that he uses absurdist techniques to describe his novel’s absurd and disjointed world. Yet the novel’s absurd vision differs radically from other literature of the absurd because instead of accepting the universe as absurd, Heller protests against the absurdity he describes. To support my thesis I will examine definitions and features of the Theatre of the Absurd and of the Literature of the Absurd and compare them to Catch-22. I will analyze the novel’s absurdist vision by looking at the absurdity of war, the absurdity of bureaucracy, absurdity of capitalism and at the famous catch-22. Further I will examine the failure of communication and the novel’s structure. To come to a valid conclusion I will then analyze the significance of absurdity in Catch-22. The Literature of the Absurd has its roots in the Theatre of the Absurd and the absurdist movement that emerged after World War II as a rebellion against traditional values and literature. Before the war it was commonly thought that man was a fairly rational creature who lives in an at least partly intelligible universe. It was believed that man was able to show heroism and dignity even in defeat. After the war then there was the tendency to view man as isolated and the universe as possessing no inherent truth, value or meaning. Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, for example viewed the human being as an isolated existent who is cast into an alien universe, to conceive the universe as possessing no inherent truth, value or meaning, and to represent human life – in its fruitless search for purpose and meaning, as it moves in the nothingness whence it came toward the nothingness where it must end – as an existence which is both anguished and absurd.1 1 M. H. Abrahms. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 7th Edition, 1999. p. 1


The Book Unifying Elements and Structural Patterns in Joseph Heller s Catch 22
The Author Franziska Massner
The Publisher GRIN Verlag
Release Date2006-03-29
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 15
ISBN 9783638484190
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, University of Potsdam, course: American Literature and War, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Joseph Heller ́s Catch 22 has received much feedback since its publishment in 1961. Critics differ in their opions about Heller ́s first novel. Reviews in Time,the London Observer, Newsweek or Saturday Review expressed the enthusiasm which the novel caused among its readers. Robert Brustein called Catch 22 an “explosive, bitter, subversive, brilliant book”, The Times said: “Written with brilliance...echoes with mad laughter...magnificient.” These are only two examples of many positive responses towards the book. But as usual there also have been various negative critics about Catch 22. Some reviewers found Heller ́s book “unpatriotic, its sexual references offensive, its style repetitious, its structure incoherent, its characters unbelievable.”Others even argued that the book is not a novel, that it doesn ́t show any structural pattern or unifying elements. This work is supposed to show that Catch 22 contains structural patterns as well as unifying elements, that Heller ́s first novel rightly deserves the positive reviews on his book. It starts to discover some of the most central themes in the book and then deals with a few structural patterns of Catch 22.


The Book Lach in het donker
The Author Vladimir Nabokov
The Publisher Bezige Bij b.v., Uitgeverij De
Release Date2011-12-15
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789023464488
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) stamt uit een Russicshe aristocratische familie die, met achterlating van al haar bezittingen, in 1917 naar het Westen vluchtte. Nadat Nabokov in de jaren dertig aanvankelijk in Duitsland woonde, week hij later uit naar Parijs. Het feit dat zijn vrouw Véra joodse was speelde daarbij een belangrijke rol. Na het bombardement op Rotterdam van 10 mei 1940 zag Nabokov in dat zijn vrouw en hij ook in Frankrijk niet langer veilig zouden zijn en vluchtte het gezin met een van de laatste boten via de haven van Saint-Nazaire naar Amerika. Het enorme succes van Lolita (1955) maakte hem financieel onafhankelijk. In 1959 verhuisde hij naar Zwitserland. Hij schreef een groot aantal inmiddels klassieke romans, waaronder Puin, De verdediging, Ada en De gave. Behalve een van de grootste schrijvers van de twintigste eeuw was hij een gerenommerd vlinderkenner. In 2009 verscheen postuum zijn laatste roman, Het origineel van Laura.


The Book Catch 22
The Author Howard James Stark
The Publisher
Release Date1968
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 452
ISBN STANFORD:36105038242983
Language English, Spanish, And French