50th anniversary of Catch 22's publication. Yossarian lives!
Joseph Heller was born in Brooklyn, New York, 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 Something Happened, 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.
Never has a book been laughed and wept over so many times *
To my mind, there have been two great American novels in the past fifty years. Catch-22 is one -- Stephen King
Catch-22 is the only war novel I've ever read that makes any sense -- Harper Lee
The war novel to end all war novels * Independent *
Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny and fantastically unique. No one has ever written a book like this * Financial Times *