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Joseph Heller (1) (1923–1999)

Autor(a) de Catch-22

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About the Author

American novelist and dramatist Joseph Heller was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 1, 1923. Heller started off his writing career by publishing a series of short stories, but he is most famous for his satirical novel Catch-22. Set in the closing months of World War II, Catch-22 tells the story of a mostrar mais bombardier named Yossarian who discovers the horrors of war and its aftereffects. This novel brought the phrase "catch-22," defined in Webster's Dictionary as "a situation presenting two equally undesirable alternatives," into everyday use. Heller wrote Closing Time, the sequel to Catch-22, in 1994. Other novels include As Good As Gold and God Knows. He also wrote No Laughing Matter, an account of his struggles with Guillain-Barr Syndrome, a neurological disorder, in 1986. Thirty-five years after writing his first book, Heller wrote his autobiography, entitled Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here. In his memoirs, Heller reminisces about what it was like growing up in Coney Island in the 1930s and 1940s. On December 13, 1999, Heller died of a heart attack in his home on Long Island. His last novel, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man, was published shortly after his death. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Joseph Heller

Catch-22 (1961) 39,971 exemplares
Something Happened (1974) 2,402 exemplares
Closing Time (1994) 1,922 exemplares
Good as Gold (1979) 1,428 exemplares
God Knows (1984) 1,384 exemplares
Picture This (1988) 703 exemplares
No Laughing Matter (1986) 214 exemplares
We Bombed in New Haven (1656) 160 exemplares
Sex and the Single Girl [1964 film] (1964) — Screenwriter — 20 exemplares
Work (2017) 18 exemplares
Catch-22 : a dramatization (1957) 17 exemplares

Associated Works

The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 292 exemplares
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuidor — 210 exemplares
Catch-22 [1970 film] (1970) — Original story — 124 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
Famous American Plays of the 1960s (1972) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Catch-22 [2019 TV mini-series] (2019) — Original story — 14 exemplares
New world writing : seventh Mentor selection (1955) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The best of Playboy fiction, Volume 7 (1997) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Heller, Joseph
Data de nascimento
1923-05-01
Data de falecimento
1999-12-12
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
East Hampton, New York, USA
Causa da morte
heart attack
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
East Hampton, New York, USA
Educação
University of Southern California
New York University (BA ∙ 1948)
Columbia University (MA ∙ 1949 ∙ English)
Oxford University (St. Catherine's College)
Abraham Lincoln High School
Ocupações
university teacher
advertising industry
novelist
bombardier
Relações
Heller, Ted (son)
Heller, Erica (daughter)
Organizações
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1977)
Pennsylvania State University
US Army Air Force (WWII)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Fulbright Fellowship (1949-50)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (1963)
Agente
Candida Donadio

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Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 – December 12, 1999) was an American author of novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays. His best-known work is the novel Catch-22, a satire on war and bureaucracy, whose title has become a synonym for an absurd or contradictory choice.

Joseph Heller was born in Brooklyn in 1923. In 1961, he published Catch-22, which became a bestseller and, in 1970, a film. He went on to write such novels as Good as Gold, God Knows, Picture This, Closing Time (the sequel to Catch-22), and Portrait of an Artist, as an Old Man. Heller died in December 1999.

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Discussions

63. Something Happened by Joseph Heller em Backlisted Book Club (Março 2022)

Críticas

Uma das maiores obras literárias do século XX. Passado em Itália durante a II Guerra Mundial, conta a história de um comandante de bombardeiros, um herói incomparável e matreiro, que está furioso porque milhares de pessoas que não conhece de lado nenhum querem matá-lo. Mas o seu verdadeiro problema não é o inimigo - é o seu próprio exército, que está sempre a aumentar o número de missões de voo que os homens têm de cumprir para completarem a sua comissão de serviço. Porém, se tenta arranjar uma desculpa para ser dispensado das perigosas missões que lhe são atribuídas, viola a Catch-22, o Artigo 22, uma norma burocrática hilariante mas ao mesmo tempo sinistra: um homem é dado como doido se continuar a participar voluntariamente em perigosos voos de combate, mas se apresentar um pedido formal de dispensa é declarado mentalmente são e como tal é-lhe negada a dispensa.

Com o recurso à sátira, ao humor negro, e aparentando uma lógica irrefutável, o livro argumenta que a guerra é uma loucura, que os militares são loucos e, muito provavelmente, que a vida moderna é também uma loucura.
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Estatísticas

Obras
17
Also by
10
Membros
49,347
Popularidade
#317
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
622
ISBN
501
Línguas
24
Marcado como favorito
120

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