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Now and Then

Now and Then

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Written by Joseph HellerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Joseph Heller

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: January 26, 1999
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-70055-2 (0-375-70055-2)
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In Now and Then Joseph Heller begins with his fatherless childhood on the boardwalks of Depression-era Coney Island, where he coexisted with the rumble of the Cyclone and the tantalizing aroma of Mrs. Shatzkin's knishes. He later offers a dizzying bombardier's-eye view of the sky over wartime Italy, where he encountered the characters and incidents later translated into Catch-22.  This memoir depicts a writer coming to terms with both rejection and celebrity. It is a life recollected with a fine appreciation for the absurd.

Praise for Now and Then

"Lovely, the best writing Heller has done since the book that made him famous.... A joy."
--Washington Post Book World

"Mouthwatering, elegantly written, lovingly detailed."
--The New York Times Book Review


"A lovely, moving, affirming, celebratory work of courage, clarity, insight and joy."
-The Sun [Baltimore]