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  • Catch-22

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780684865133
    • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    • Published: October 1999
    (S&S Classic Edition). First published in 1961. In telling the story of John Yossarian and his cohorts, a WWII bomber squadron operating off the coast of Italy, Heller takes the war genre novel to a new and unprecedented level. The very meaning of Catch-22, a mysterious regulation that proves that insane people are really the sanest and which Yossarian tries to decode in a maddening attempt to avoid combat & furious because thousands of people he does notknow are trying to kill him, is what keeps this novel of the absurdity of war and the madness of human beings cast into its web. 416p.
  • Catch-22 (50th Anniversary Edition)

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781451626650
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: April 2011
    A cornerstone of 20th century American literature, Catch-22 – a National Book Award for Fiction Finalist (1962) - is set in Italy during World War II. It is the story of the incomparable malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy – it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their tour of duty. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. This 50th anniversary edition commemorates Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Heller’s personal archive, and much more. 523p.
  • Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781451621174
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: April 2011
    There was a time when reading Joseph Heller's classic satire on the murderous insanity of war was nothing less than a rite of passage. Echoes of Yossarian, the wise-ass bombardier who was too smart to die but not smart enough to find a way out of his predicament, could be heard throughout the counterculture. As a result, it's impossible not to consider Catch-22 to be something of a period piece. But 40 years on, the novel's undiminished strength is its looking-glass logic. Again and again, Heller's characters demonstrate that what is commonly held to be good, is bad; what is sensible, is nonsense. Yossarian says, 'You're talking about winning the war, and I am talking about winning the war and keeping alive.' 'Exactly,' Clevinger snapped smugly. 'And which do you think is more important?' 'To whom?' Yossarian shot back. 'It doesn't make a damn bit of difference who wins the war to someone who's dead.' 'I can't think of another attitude that could be depended upon to give greater comfort to the enemy.' 'The enemy,' retorted Yossarian with weighted precision, 'is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.' Mirabile dictu, the book holds up post-Reagan, post-Gulf War. It's a good thing, too. As long as there's a military, that engine of lethal authority, Catch-22 will shine as a handbook for smart-alecky pacifists. It's an utterly serious and sad, but damn funny book.
  • Closing Time

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: The Franklin Library
    • Published: 1994
    8vo. Limited edition. SIGNED by Heller. Full leather; a.e.g. NF.
  • Closing Time

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780671746049
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: 1994
    The sequel to Catch-22, the classic that came to symbolize the absurdity of war, takes on politics, the greed of business, and the decline of society and brings back most of the original major characters as they battle The End. 150,000 first printing. Tour.
  • Closing Time

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684804507
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: September 1995
    The sequel to Catch-22, thirty years onwards, revisits Yossarian, Milo Mindbinder, Chaplain Tappmann, Wintergreen and others - older, maybe wiser, and with not all that much time left. 464p. Pap.
  • Closing Time

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112128062
    • Publisher: Simon& Schuster
    • Published: 1994
    (1994). 8vo. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION, one of 750 copies, SIGNED by the author. NF in NF slipcase.
  • God Knows

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 1984
    4to. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION, one of 350 copies. SIGNED by Heller. Minor bumping to extremities of slipcase. Otherwise, bright copy. NF/NF in VG slipcase.
  • God Knows

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394529196
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: August 1984
  • God Knows

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684841250
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: November 1997
    Heller's ('Catch-22') take on King David is of David, the cocky Jewish kid, the plagiarized poet, the Jewish father. Here he tells his own story, a story both ancient and modern, about growing up and growing old, about men and women, and about man and God. This is quintessential Heller. 356p.
  • Israel Palestine Puzzle: The Moses Rischin Public Lectures In Jewish History 2006

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781587901553
    • Publisher: REGENT PRESS
    • Published: September 2008
    Heller (emeritus, international relations, Hebrew U., Jerusalem) introduces still timely 2006 offerings in the annual Moses Rischin lecture series: the Ben Gurion-Magnes Debate on Jewish State vs. Binational State (presented at the U. of California, Berkeley), and Israel's Borders in Historical Perspective: the Security- Demography Dilemma (Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco), which concisely summarize this seemingly unsolvable conflict. The monograph includes maps of Israel from the 1947 UN Partition Plan to its boundaries after the 1967 Six Day War. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375400629
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: February 1998
    This much anticipated account of a remarkable life and glimpse into the creative process of a major American writer comes thirty-five years after the novel Catch-22 exploded into the world's consciousness. 259p.
  • Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here (FL)

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499285079
    • Publisher: The Franklin Library
    • Published: 1998
    Bound in genuine leather.
  • Something Happened

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684841212
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: November 1997
    A beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house, no shortage of mistresses - Bob Slocum's American dream come true. The only thing missing? Happiness, big time. With his discontent headed straight for desolation, something's got to happen. It's just got to be out there. From the author of Catch-22. 569p.
  • The Birth of Israel, 1945-1949: Ben-Gurion and His Critics

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813026473
    • Publisher: UP FLORIDA
    • Published: April 2003

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