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The Resource Catch-22

Catch-22

Label
Catch-22
Title
Catch-22
Statement of responsibility
by Joseph Heller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read. Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Christopher Abbott, George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie.Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to "best novels" lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer. Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But 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. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he's assigned, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller's personal archive; and much more. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature
Summary
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Great American Read, 2018.
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033403
Cataloging source
DLC
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  • Heller, Joseph
  • Buckley, Christopher
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
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1140
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Catch-22
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:685a4451-99d1-4e35-8c85-4af97c029eb7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781451632965
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Catch-22
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:685a4451-99d1-4e35-8c85-4af97c029eb7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781451632965
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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