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Chapter 42: Joseph Heller

“That crazy bastard may be the only sane one left.”   Catch-22 (1961)

Joseph Heller was a twentieth-century American playwright and short story writer best known for his satirical novels.   1,397 more words


Catch-22, by Joseph Heller - Quotes

  1. He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt, and his only mission each time he went up was to come down alive.
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Literary Memories 12 December: Joseph Heller

Author: Joseph Heller

Dates: 1 May 1923 – 12 December 1999

Nationality: American

Title of Book: Something Happened

Later, when I began to visualize and dwell upon (I still do fantasize and dwell upon that episode when I look back more and more now) the many wet, scratchy, intense, intimate things that probably had happened on the floor of that coal shed that day, I was amazed and almost marvelled out loud at the idea of my big brother joined in sex with Billy Foster’s skinny kid sister, who was even a few months younger than I was and had big teeth and was not even pretty.

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