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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 de Joseph Heller

Catch-22 (1961) 40,127 cópias
Alguma Coisa Mudou (1974) 2,421 cópias
Closing Time (1994) 1,930 cópias
Good as Gold (1979) 1,437 cópias
God Knows (1984) 1,387 cópias
Picture This (1988) 708 cópias
No Laughing Matter (1986) 214 cópias
We Bombed in New Haven (1656) 162 cópias
Work (2017) 20 cópias
Sex and the Single Girl [1964 film] (1964) — Screenwriter — 20 cópias
Catch-22 : a dramatization (1957) 17 cópias

Associated Works

The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuinte — 208 cópias
Catch-22 [1970 film] (1970) — Original story — 125 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Famous American Plays of the 1960s (1972) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Catch-22 [2019 TV mini-series] (2019) — Original story — 14 cópias
New world writing : seventh Mentor selection (1955) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The best of Playboy fiction, Volume 7 (1997) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
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
Ocupação
university teacher
advertising industry
novelist
bombardier
Relacionamentos
Heller, Ted (son)
Heller, Erica (daughter)
Organizações
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1977)
Pennsylvania State University
US Army Air Force (WWII)
Premiações
Fulbright Fellowship (1949-50)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (1963)
Agente
Candida Donadio
Pequena biografia
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)

Resenhas

O protagonista Yossarian, tripulante de um bombardeiro B-25 da Força Aérea Americana, se encontra baseado na ilha de Pianosa, Itália. Devido a seu uso específico neste livro, a frase "Catch 22" passou a ter um significado idiomático, significando uma situação sem saída, uma armadilha do tipo se-correr-o-bicho-pega-se-ficar-o-bicho-come. No livro, "Catch-22" é uma lei militar, a lógica auto-contraditória circular que, por exemplo, previne que alguém tente fugir das missões de combate. A prosa de Heller é circular e repetitiva. Exemplifica em sua forma a própria estrutura do livro. Heller abusa de oximórons (paradoxos), p.ex. "O caso Clevinger foi aberto e encerrado. O que faltou era algo com que acusar". Este ar de irracionalidade lógica (com licença do oximóron) prevalece durante todo o livro.… (mais)
 
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Estatísticas

Obras
17
Also by
10
Membros
49,556
Popularidade
#312
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
626
ISBNs
502
Idiomas
26
Favorito
120

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