Joseph Heller's Catch-22

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Harold Bloom
Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 281 pages
Joseph Heller's World War II satire, Catch-22, poses the moral dilemma of how to remain sane in an insane world. When it was first published in 1961, the novel not only became a modern-day classic, but it also introduced the Catch-22 catchphrase into everyday vernacular. Joseph Heller's Catch-22, New Edition offers a varied selection of full-length essays, a detailed chronology, and a thorough index that provide an ideal critical companion for readers hoping to broaden their appreciation of Heller's modern masterpiece.

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Contents

The Catch
9
Only Fools Walk in Darkness
23
The Night Journey in Catch22
31
Copyright

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Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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