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Catch 22

Joseph Heller

3 Reviews

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Fiction, Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

One of the great novels of the twentieth century -- a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

At the heart of Joseph Heller's bestselling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it. It is a tale of the dangerously sane Captain Yossarian, who spends his time in Italy plotting to survive.

Yossarian is a bombardier in the 256th Squadron of the Army Air Forces during World War II, stationed on Pianosa, a fictionalised island in the Mediterranean between mainland Italy and Corsica. The squadron's assignment is to bomb enemy positions in Italy and eastern France. Yossarian's mission is simply to stay alive.

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Praise for Catch 22

  • Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny, and fantastically unique - FINANCIAL TIMES

  • The greatest satirical work in the English language since EREHWON - OBSERVER

  • An apocalyptic masterpiece - CHICAGO TIMES

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