By Joseph Heller
Fifty years after its unique ebook, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of yank literature and one of many funniest—and so much celebrated—books of all time. in recent times it's been named to “best novels” lists by means of Time, Newsweek, the sleek Library, and the London Observer.
Set in Italy in the course of international struggle II, this can be the tale of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who's livid simply because millions of individuals he hasn't ever met are attempting to kill him. yet his actual challenge isn't the enemy—it is his personal military, which retains expanding the variety of missions the lads needs to fly to accomplish their provider. but if Yossarian makes any try to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a guy is taken into account insane if he willingly keeps to fly harmful wrestle missions, but when he makes a proper request to be faraway from accountability, he's confirmed sane and accordingly ineligible to be relieved.
This fiftieth-anniversary version commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a brand new creation by way of Christopher Buckley; a wealth of severe essays and reports via Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; infrequent papers and images from Joseph Heller’s own archive; and masses extra. the following, finally, is the definitive version of a vintage of worldwide literature.
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Catch-22 (50th Anniversary Edition) by Joseph Heller