Arguably the best novel to come out of World War II, in which Heller strips away the veneer of martial glory to expose its insanity, and gives our language a new paradoxical phrase to describe mankind at the mercy of its own institutions.
About Joseph Heller
Joseph Heller lives in East Hampton, New York.
“Vulgarly, savagely, bitterly funny . . . A dazzling performance.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES
“An extraordinary book . . . of enormous richness and art, of deep thought and brilliant writing.” —THE SPECTATOR
“Below its hilarity, so wild that it hurts, Catch-22 is the strongest repudiation of our civilization, in fiction, to come out of World War II.” —THE NATION
“An original. There's no book like it anyone has read . . . Heller is carrying his reader on a more consistent voyage through Hell than any American writer before him.” —Norman Mailer
“Explosive, subversive, brilliant . . . One of the most bitterly funny books in the language.” —THE NEW REPUBLIC