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Joseph Heller (1) (1923–1999)

Autor/a de Catch-22

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Joseph Heller

Catch-22 (1961) 39,747 exemplars
Something Happened (1974) 2,391 exemplars
Closing Time (1994) 1,904 exemplars
Good as Gold (1979) 1,419 exemplars
God Knows (1984) 1,381 exemplars
Picture This (1988) 704 exemplars
No Laughing Matter (1986) 213 exemplars
We Bombed in New Haven (1656) 160 exemplars
Sex and the Single Girl [1964 film] (1964) — Screenwriter — 20 exemplars
Work (2017) 18 exemplars
Catch-22 : a dramatization (1957) 17 exemplars

Obres associades

The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Col·laborador — 290 exemplars
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Col·laborador — 206 exemplars
Catch-22 [1970 film] (1970) — Original story — 120 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
Famous American Plays of the 1960s (1972) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
Catch-22 [2019 TV mini-series] (2019) — Original story — 13 exemplars
New world writing : seventh Mentor selection (1955) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
The best of Playboy fiction, Volume 7 (1997) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Heller, Joseph
Data de naixement
1923-05-01
Data de defunció
1999-12-12
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA
Lloc de defunció
East Hampton, New York, USA
Causa de la mort
heart attack
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
East Hampton, New York, USA
Educació
University of Southern California
New York University (BA ∙ 1948)
Columbia University (MA ∙ 1949 ∙ English)
Oxford University (St. Catherine's College)
Abraham Lincoln High School
Professions
university teacher
advertising industry
novelist
bombardier
Relacions
Heller, Ted (son)
Heller, Erica (daughter)
Organitzacions
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1977)
Pennsylvania State University
US Army Air Force (WWII)
Premis i honors
Fulbright Fellowship (1949-50)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (1963)
Agent
Candida Donadio
Biografia breu
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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Una interessant visió de la guerra des del punt de vista de un escuadró d'aviació en el front italià de la segona guerra mundial. El llibre comença be i amb força, però s'allarga massa. Hi ha punts satírics que posen de manifest l'absurditat de l'exèrcit i de la guerra.
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Obres
17
També de
10
Membres
49,078
Popularitat
#318
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
618
ISBN
501
Llengües
24
Preferit
120

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