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Joseph Heller Catch 22

I Remember Joe Heller -- Part 2

Susan Braudy | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Susan Braudy

As an artist, he dared to write the unthinkable: that it's totally insane to be 22 years old and to see another soldier's half-digested lunch spill in a bloody mess out of his flak jacket after he'd been pulverized by a bomb.

Joseph Heller Was Not 'Hannibal Lecter Crossed With Mussolini'

Erica Heller | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Erica Heller

My father was not Hannibal Lecter crossed with Mussolini, as a few have apparently thought I've depicted him in my book. His teasing sometimes hit the wrong note, but I think half the time he said things simply because they were too clever to suppress.

'Catch-22': The 50 Year Old Paradox Still Rings True | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty

Fifty years ago, a new phrase began to make its way into American conversations: "Catch-22." Joseph Heller's irreverent World War II novel — named f...

Happy 50th Anniversary, Catch-22

Erica Heller | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Erica Heller

The first time I saw Catch-22, I fell madly in love with it. I was only nine years old, and read about three pages before putting it down. Although I've tried many times to finish reading it, I'm only reading the whole book for the first time now.

The Waitress Who Traded Barbs With Joseph Heller

Erica Heller | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home
Erica Heller

Listening to Dee and my father having a conversation was like snaring front seats at the Sarcasm Olympics, with barbs and ripostes flying back and forth over the table, whizzing past your stuffed derma like torpedoes.

When Fame And My Father Met: Joseph Heller's Own Catch-22

Erica Heller | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Erica Heller

I witnessed the spectacular transformation of my father, Joseph Heller, as he started to become a celebrity and a charmless believer in his own schtick.