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Heller, Joseph: Catch-22

A special edition of the classic world war two novel

A beautiful hardback edition of one of the most subversive novels ever written - reading Catch-22 is 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 greatest satirical work in the English language' Observer

'Wildly original, brutally gruesome, a dazzling performance...it will not be forgotten' New York Times


VINTAGE QUARTERBOUND CLASSICS: Bound to be beautiful


Autor Heller, Joseph
Verlag Random House UK
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2023
Seitenangabe 528 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in 48 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H20.4 cm x B13.8 cm x D4.5 cm 547 g
Coverlag Vintage Classics (Imprint/Brand)
Reihe Vintage Quarterbound Classics

A beautiful hardback edition of one of the most subversive novels ever written - reading Catch-22 is 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 greatest satirical work in the English language' Observer

'Wildly original, brutally gruesome, a dazzling performance...it will not be forgotten' New York Times


VINTAGE QUARTERBOUND CLASSICS: Bound to be beautiful


Fr. 33.50
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-78487-869-6
Verfügbarkeit: Lieferbar in 48 Stunden

Über den Autor Heller, Joseph

Joseph Heller (Author)
Joseph Heller was born in 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a bombardier in the Second World War and then attended New York University and Columbia University and then Oxford, the last on a Fullbright scholarship. He then taught for two years at Pennsylvania State University, before returning to New York, where he began a successful career in the advertising departments of Time, Look and McCall's magazines. It was during this time that he had the idea for Catch-22. Working on the novel in spare moments and evenings at home, it took him eight years to complete and was first published in 1961. His second novel, Something Happened was published in 1974, Good As Gold in 1979 and Closing Time in 1994. He is also the author of the play We Bombed in New Haven.

Howard Jacobson (Introducer)
Howard Jacobson has written seventeen novels and six works of non-fiction. He won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award in 2000 for The Mighty Walzer and then again in 2013 for Zoo Time. In 2010 he won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question; he was also shortlisted for the prize in 2014 for J.

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