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Product picture for Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Editionby Joseph Heller
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Joseph Heller has written 'the war novel that makes all other war novels unnecessary' with Catch-22. It is an absurd book, but also original, bitter, vulgar, witty and moving. The black humor, the absurd logic and the unforgettable characters, such as the bombing director Yossarian and the most popular mess officer Milo Minderbinder, make it an unforgettable book. Joseph Heller himself was an army pilot who flew 60 missions in 1944. The anti-hero Yossarian, the main character in the book, is...
Book cover from Closing Time: The Sequel to Catch-22by Joseph Heller
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A darkly comic and ambitious sequel to the American classic Catch-22. In Closing Time, Joseph Heller returns to the characters of Catch-22, now coming to the end of their lives and the century, as is the entire generation that fought in World War II: Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and such newcomers as little Sammy Singer and giant Lew, all linked, in an uneasy peace and old age, fighting not the Germans this time, but The End. Closing Time deftly satirizes the realities and...
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Paperback book with 463 pages.
Book cover from God Knowsby Joseph Heller
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Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and father of Solomon; now meet David as he really was: the cocky Jewish kid, the plagiarized poet, and the Jewish father. Listen as David tells his own story, a story both relentlessly ancient and surprisingly modern, about growing up and growing old, about men and...
 
Book cover from Something Happenedby Joseph Heller
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Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness. Slocum was discontent. Inevitably, inexorably, his discontent deteriorated into desolation until...something happened. Something Happened is Joseph Heller's wonderfully inventive and controversial second novel satirizing business life and American culture. The story is told as if the reader was overhearing the...
Book cover from Catch-22 1961 Hardcoverby Joseph Heller
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Book cover from The Fox: Volume One, Number Oneby THE). Charlesworth, Sarah, Michael Corris, Preston Heller, Josep
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In 1975, Sarah Charlesworth and fellow conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth founded The Fox, a magazine dedicated to art theory, but the magazine only remained in publication until 1976.
Book cover from Good As Goldby Joseph Heller
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Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for an opportunity to transform a less-than-picture-perfect life: His children think little of him, his intimidating father endlessly bullies him, and his wife is so oblivious that she doesn't even notice he's left her. As funny as it is sad, Good as Gold is a story of children grown up, parents grown old, and friends and...
Book cover from Picture This : A Novelby Joseph Heller
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Picture this: Rembrandt is creating his famous painting of Aristotle contemplating the bust of Homer. As soon as he paints an ear on Aristotle, Aristotle can hear. When he paints an eye, Aristotle can see. And what Aristotle sees and hears and remembers from the ancient past to this very moment provides the foundation for this lighthearted, freewheeling jaunt through 2,500 years of Western Civilization. Picture This is an incisive fantasy that digs deeply into our illusions and customs....
Book cover from Bodywise: An Introduction to Hellerwork for Regaining Flexibility and Well-Beingby Joseph Heller
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Bodywise is based on Joseph Heller's own brand of deep-tissue bodywork, which makes the connection between life issues and natural bodily alignment, and shows how to restore the body's natural balance. The book teaches readers how to regain control and become a full-time owner of their bodies. Part One explains the way the body works, in everyday life as well as in the structures of consciousness. Part Two takes the reader on a guided tour of the Hellerwork experience.