Catch-22 Book by Joseph Heller [Download - PDF - Book Review - Online Reading - Summary - Order Book]

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    Author Joseph Heller
    Cover artist Paul Bacon[1]
    Country United States
    Language English
    Genre Black comedy
    Absurdist fiction
    Satire
    War fiction
    Historical fiction
    Publisher Simon & Schuster
    Publication date
    10 November 1961
    Media type Print (hardback)
    Pages 453 (1st edition hardback)
    ISBN 0-684-83339-5
    OCLC 35231812
    813/.54 22
    LC Class PS3558.E476 C3 2004
    Followed by Closing Time (1994)

    Catch-22 is a satirical novel by the American author Joseph Heller. He began writing it in 1953; the novel was first published in 1961. Often cited as one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century, it uses an omniscient distinctive non-chronological narrative in the third person, which describes the events from the point of view of the different characters. The separate arguments are out of sequence, so the timeline is developed along with the frame. The novel is set during the Second World War, from 1942 to 1944. It mainly follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, a B-25 bomber of the US Army Air Forces. UU Most of the events in the book occurs while the 256th Fictitious Squadron is based on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea, in western Italy. The novel analyzes the experiences of Yossarian and the other aviators in the camp, who try to maintain their sanity while meeting their service requirements so they can return home.

    About The Author: Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 - December 12, 1999) was an American author of novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays. His best-known work is the novel Catch-22, a satire on war and bureaucracy, whose title has become synonymous with an absurd or contradictory choice.

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