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Title: Joseph Heller


1
Joseph Heller
  • Joseph Heller (1923 1999), the most prominent
    American novelist of the absurd in the postwar
    period. Heller served in the US Air Force during
    the WWII.

2
Literary achievements
  • Catch-22 (1961)
  • Something Happened (1974)
  • Good as Gold (1979)
  • God Knows (1984)

3
Text study
  • The story

4
  • The logic of Catch-22
  • Black humor
  • Jossarians three predicaments
  • Hellers achievement in writing style

5
Questions to ponder
  • In what way is the hospital scene related to
    Yossarians reminiscence of Snowdens?
  • How are we to understand the message Yossarian
    reads in Snowdens entails?
  • What are the major sources of Hellers humor?

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