Reading Catch 22

Reading  Catch 22 Author Paul McDonald
ISBN-10 9781471621512
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 88
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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.



Catch 22

Catch 22 Author Joseph Heller
ISBN-10 3596125723
Release 1994
Pages 586
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Catch 22 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Catch 22 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Catch 22 book for free.



Catch 22 Joseph Heller New Edition

Catch 22   Joseph Heller  New Edition Author Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
ISBN-10 9781438113746
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 293
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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 Joseph Heller
ISBN-10 9780684865133
Release 1999-10-05
Pages 415
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Presents the contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base



Catch 22

Catch 22 Author Joseph Heller
ISBN-10 3866155239
Release 2007
Pages 557
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Was geschah mit Slocum

Was geschah mit Slocum Author Joseph Heller
ISBN-10 3596153247
Release 2002
Pages 569
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Yossarian Slept Here

Yossarian Slept Here Author Erica Heller
ISBN-10 9781446498101
Release 2012-09-30
Pages 288
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'You're Joseph Heller's daughter? How terrific!' But was there a catch? Like his most famous work, Joseph Heller was a study in contradictions: eccentric, brilliant and voracious, but also mercurial, competitive, and stubborn, with a love of mischief that sometimes cut too close to the bone. Yossarian Slept Here is a daughter's darkly funny, poignant memoir about growing up a Heller - from her colourful family members and her parents' tumultuous marriage, to her father's celebrity friends and the family's eccentric neighbours. This is a story about achieving a dream, about fame and its aftermath, about squandered opportunities, lasting love and family.



Catch 22 50th Anniversary Edition

Catch 22  50th Anniversary Edition Author Joseph Heller
ISBN-10 9781446466766
Release 2011-06-23
Pages 544
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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...



Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide Author Nick Rennison
ISBN-10 9781408103548
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 544
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Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves. This greatly expanded edition includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels, an expanded non-fiction section, a timeline setting historical events against literary milestones, prize-winner and book club lists. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lover should be without. "The essential guide to the wild uncharted world of contemporary and 20th century writing." Robert McCrum, The Observer



Reading Rushdie

Reading Rushdie Author M. D. Fletcher
ISBN-10 9051837658
Release 1994
Pages 400
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Salman Rushdie is perhaps the most important writer of the present time. His significant and controversial literary interventions in debates on post-colonial culture and contemporary South Asian Islam are matched by the contribution he has made to postmodern literature in the West (culminating in the award to him in 1993 of the twenty-fifth-anniversary Booker of Bookers prize).This collection of articles focuses on Rushdie's five novels. The context is set by the introduction, The Politics of Salman Rushdie's Fiction, which discusses the political stance of Rushdie's fiction, the various influences on his work, and the textual strategies and techniques he employs, for political expression and cultural critique. The postmodern/post-colonial interface, the carnivalesque, and satire are major themes treated here and in the articles that follow, which also provide diverse other perspectives on Rushdie's thought and method. A number of essays have been commissioned specially for this volume. An appendix listing selected writings by Rushdie and articles on the Satanic Verses Affair is followed by a comprehensive bibliography annotating critical studies of Rushdie's work.



360 Degrees of Reading

360 Degrees of Reading Author W. E. Poplaski
ISBN-10 9781598583793
Release 2007-08
Pages 456
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What do Richard Dawkins, Jackie Robinson, and St Teresa have in common? .They all can be found in this book! 360 of Reading is a literature reference guide for high school students. It makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmas, or 'end of school year' gift for that special student. Any student who wants to read great literature will benefit from this book. It has reference pages for 360 books that cover novels, drama, poetry, and a broad range of non-fiction. Each reference page includes bibliographic information, a descriptive note, keywords and more. Furthermore, the books are indexed by author, country of origin, date of first publication, and keywords. It also has an appendix listing an additional forty titles. Twenty-four books by Pulitzer Prize winners and twenty-six books by Nobel Prize in Literature winners are among the works listed in this reference guide."



Just One Catch

Just One Catch Author Tracy Daugherty
ISBN-10 9781429987844
Release 2011-08-02
Pages 560
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In time for the 50th anniversary of Catch-22, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book), illuminates his most vital subject yet in this first biography of Joseph Heller. Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, who went on to great fame and fortune. His most memorable novel took its inspiration from a mission he flew over France in WWII (his plane was filled with so much shrapnel it was a wonder it stayed in the air). Heller wrote seven novels, all of which remain in print. Something Happened and Good as Gold, to name two, are still considered the epitome of satire. His life was filled with women and romantic indiscretions, but he was perhaps more famous for his friendships—he counted Mel Brooks, Zero Mostel, Carl Reiner, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Mario Puzo, Dustin Hoffman, Woody Allen, and many others among his confidantes. In 1981 Heller was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a debilitating syndrome that could have cost him his life. Miraculously, he recovered. When he passed away in 1999 from natural causes, he left behind a body of work that continues to sell hundreds of thousands of copies a year. Just One Catch is the first biography of Yossarian's creator.



Writing Vietnam Writing Life

Writing Vietnam  Writing Life Author Tobey C. Herzog
ISBN-10 9781587297236
Release 2009-05-01
Pages 240
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Phillip Caputo, Larry Heinemann, Tim O’Brien, and Robert Olen Butler: four young midwestern Americans coming of age during the 1960s who faced a difficult personal decision—whether or not to fight in Vietnam. Each chose to participate. After coming home, these four veterans became prizewinning authors telling the war stories and life stories of soldiers and civilians. The four extended conversations included in Writing Vietnam, Writing Life feature revealing personal stories alongside candid assessments of each author’s distinct roles as son, soldier, writer, and teacher of creative writing. As Tobey Herzog's thoughtful interviews reveal, these soldier-authors have diverse upbringings, values, interests, writing careers, life experiences, and literary voices. They hold wide-ranging views on, among other things, fatherhood, war, the military, religion, the creative process, the current state of the world, and the nature of both physical and moral courage. For each author, the conversation and richly annotated chronology provide an overview of the writer’s life, the intersection of memory and imagination in his writing, and the path of his literary career. Together, these four life stories also offer mini-tableaux of the fascinating and troubling time of 1960s and 1970s America. Above all, the conversations reveal that each author is linked forever to the Vietnam War, the country of Vietnam, and its people.



98 Ways to Find a Great Guy

98 Ways to Find a Great Guy Author Elizabeth Paulson
ISBN-10 9781626366350
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 176
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Have you read He’s Just Not That Into You and thought, “Okay, dickwad. I get it. Now what?” Do The Rules make you shudder? Are you too cynical for the self-help section? Stress no more, solo girl: Here are ninety-eight solid suggestions for owning the dating scene. Step aside, Dr. Phil, meta-self-help is here. Witty, snarky, and (deep down) sincere, Elizabeth Paulson offers advice and encouragement for twenty- and thirty-somethings on their quest to find love—or at least requited lust. There’s something here for everyone: Want a doctor? Candy stripes have never looked so good on you! Firemen more your style? Discover their local watering hole and brush up your barkeep skills. Does the strong, silent type make you hot? Join a gun club and watch the kick. Tired of trying so hard? Alaska boasts nearly 2 single guys for every single girl. And you’ll get used to the cold. Honest. Each suggestion includes a handy benefit-cost analysis, geographic recommendation, and likelihood of success. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, at the least, we hope you’ll get laid.



Screen Saver

Screen Saver Author Noel McKeehan
ISBN-10 9780557110025
Release 2009-11
Pages 576
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Some fairly serious shit has happened in the last sixty years. As fate would have it, I was fairly close to the central point of a lot of that shit - albeit in some cases only briefly; "shit" it seems, has a fairly long half life. As time has passed I have found it increasingly difficult -impossible really - to turn off a continued remembrance of the events and places and people that inhabited the story boards of all of that shit. They just won't leave me alone. So I have written it, and them, all down.One bookend of the story was my involvement in the "war effort", as we called the Vietnam debacle. The other was the near demise of IBM. Between those bookends there lurk a wide variety of people, experiences and events that always seemed, as they occurred, to be coherently additive to the total story.



Rethinking Cold War Culture

Rethinking Cold War Culture Author Peter J. Kuznick
ISBN-10 9781588344151
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 240
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This anthology of essays questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of postwar America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture during the Cold War, the contributors challenge the existence of a monolithic culture during the 1950s and thereafter. They demonstrate instead that there was more to American society than conformity, political conservatism, consumerism, and middle-class values. By examining popular culture, politics, economics, gender relations, and civil rights, the contributors contend that, while there was little fundamentally new about American culture in the Cold War era, the Cold War shaped and distorted virtually every aspect of American life. Interacting with long-term historical trends related to demographics, technological change, and economic cycles, four new elements dramatically influenced American politics and culture: the threat of nuclear annihilation, the use of surrogate and covert warfare, the intensification of anticommunist ideology, and the rise of a powerful military-industrial complex. This provocative dialogue by leading historians promises to reshape readers' understanding of America during the Cold War, revealing a complex interplay of historical norms and political influences.



Conversations with Joseph Heller

Conversations with Joseph Heller Author Joseph Heller
ISBN-10 0878056351
Release 1993
Pages 301
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Also included are two largely serious interviews with his friends Robert Alan Aurthur and Barbara Gelb. Also in this collection are Heller's conversations with authors Martin Amis and George Plimpton and a probing exchange with Bill Moyers about democracy, politics, and Heller's Picture This. Among the interviews are his talks with Sam Merrill in Playboy, Paul Krassner of The Realist, and Chet Flippo of Rolling Stone