By Joseph Heller
This fiftieth-anniversary variation commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a brand new creation; serious essays and experiences through Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; infrequent papers and pictures; and lots more and plenty more.
Fifty years after its unique booklet, Catch-22 continues to be a cornerstone of yank literature and one of many funniest—and so much celebrated—books of all time. lately it's been named to “best novels” lists by way of Time, Newsweek, the trendy Library, and the London Observer.
Set in Italy in the course of international struggle II, this is often the tale of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who's livid simply because hundreds of thousands of individuals he hasn't ever met are attempting to kill him. yet his genuine challenge isn't the enemy—it is his personal military, which retains expanding the variety of missions the boys needs to fly to accomplish their carrier. but if Yossarian makes any try and 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 maintains to fly harmful wrestle missions, but when he makes a proper request to be faraway from accountability, he's confirmed sane and hence ineligible to be relieved.
This fiftieth-anniversary variation commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a brand new creation by way of Christopher Buckley; a wealth of serious essays and experiences by means of Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; infrequent papers and pictures from Joseph Heller’s own archive; and masses extra. the following, finally, is the definitive variation of a vintage of worldwide literature.