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American novelist and dramatist Joseph Heller was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 1, 1923. Heller started off his writing career by publishing a series of short stories, but he is most famous for his satirical novel Catch-22. Set in the closing months of World War II, Catch-22 tells the story of a mostra altro bombardier named Yossarian who discovers the horrors of war and its aftereffects. This novel brought the phrase "catch-22," defined in Webster's Dictionary as "a situation presenting two equally undesirable alternatives," into everyday use. Heller wrote Closing Time, the sequel to Catch-22, in 1994. Other novels include As Good As Gold and God Knows. He also wrote No Laughing Matter, an account of his struggles with Guillain-Barr Syndrome, a neurological disorder, in 1986. Thirty-five years after writing his first book, Heller wrote his autobiography, entitled Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here. In his memoirs, Heller reminisces about what it was like growing up in Coney Island in the 1930s and 1940s. On December 13, 1999, Heller died of a heart attack in his home on Long Island. His last novel, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man, was published shortly after his death. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Joseph Heller

Opere correlate

The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Collaboratore — 291 copie
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Collaboratore — 208 copie
Catch-22 [1970 film] (1970) — Original story — 125 copie
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (2014) — Collaboratore — 93 copie
Famous American Plays of the 1960s (1972) — Collaboratore — 63 copie
Catch-22 [2019 TV mini-series] (2019) — Original story — 14 copie
New world writing : seventh Mentor selection (1955) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
The best of Playboy fiction, Volume 7 (1997) — Collaboratore — 1 copia

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Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Heller, Joseph
Data di nascita
1923-05-01
Data di morte
1999-12-12
Sesso
male
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA
Luogo di morte
East Hampton, New York, USA
Causa della morte
heart attack
Luogo di residenza
New York, New York, USA
East Hampton, New York, USA
Istruzione
University of Southern California
New York University (BA ∙ 1948)
Columbia University (MA ∙ 1949 ∙ English)
Oxford University (St. Catherine's College)
Abraham Lincoln High School
Attività lavorative
university teacher
advertising industry
novelist
bombardier
Relazioni
Heller, Ted (son)
Heller, Erica (daughter)
Organizzazioni
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1977)
Pennsylvania State University
US Army Air Force (WWII)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Fulbright Fellowship (1949-50)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (1963)
Agente
Candida Donadio
Breve biografia
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 a synonym for an absurd or contradictory choice.

Joseph Heller was born in Brooklyn in 1923. In 1961, he published Catch-22, which became a bestseller and, in 1970, a film. He went on to write such novels as Good as Gold, God Knows, Picture This, Closing Time (the sequel to Catch-22), and Portrait of an Artist, as an Old Man. Heller died in December 1999.

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Discussioni

63. Something Happened by Joseph Heller in Backlisted Book Club (Marzo 2022)

Recensioni

"Chi è pazzo può chiedere di essere esonerato dalle missioni di guerra. Chi chiede di essere esonerato dalle missioni di guerra non è pazzo". Una battaglia contro l'insensatezza della guerra ma, soprattutto, contro l'insensatezza delle regole che ci governano. Ormai quasi un proverbio.
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Utenti
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Popolarità
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Voto
4.0
Recensioni
626
ISBN
502
Lingue
26
Preferito da
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