In one of the book's more humorous references, Friedman mentions his friend, Joseph Heller
It is narrated by an omniscient narrator; the narrative voice is regarded by Craig (1997:187) as "impersonal--aside from its telling relationship to the opinions of Joseph Heller
. (7) It resembles the narrating voice of a documentary film." It proceeds by accumulation, "with Heller marshalling detail after detail until the reader is numbed by them" (Craig 1997:186).
Summary: "Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals." So spoke Milo Minderbinder in Joseph Heller
's famous World War II novel "Catch 22." British Prime Minister Gordon Brown must have a soft spot for Heller's antihero.
Pretty, young, filled with a passion for writing, a disdain for propriety and a bursting libido, she arrived in New York in 1952 in time for the extraordinary literary fluorescence that spilled out Norman Mailer, James Jones, Joseph Heller
, Philip Roth, George Mandel, William Gaddis, and Anatole Broyard.
Read your Joseph Heller
, and be careful what you demonstrate for.
IN JOSEPH HELLER
'S 1984 NOVEL God Knows, a wry first-person retelling of the life of King David, the monarch and psalmist quips that although no book of the Bible is named after him, his story is the best one in there: "Moses has the Ten Commandments, it's true, but I've got much better lines."
With degrees in English from Baylor (B.A.), Theology from Southern Seminary (M.Div.), and Humanities from Syracuse University (Ph.D.), Ted has a distinguished career in teaching and research, including a book on Elie Wiesel (Ungar Press) and scholarly articles on such writers as Samuel Beckett, Walker Percy, Mary Gordon, William Kennedy, and Joseph Heller
. He has also written and given readings of his numerous works of creative non-fiction, including the recent Fishing Spirit Lake.
Not only did he support the black humorists like Joseph Heller
and Terry Southern, in Who Lost An American?
Jim Pooley, Dumbarton, said: 'Joseph Heller
must have written Catch 22 with Celtic in mind.
It was easier, after the end of World War II, to point to its stupidities and cruelties in fiction rather than in a direct onslaught on what was so universally acclaimed as "the good war." Thus, Joseph Heller
in Catch-22 captured the idiocy of military life, the crass profiteering, the pointless bombings.
This is a question that might occur when one confronts a descriptive bibliography of the works of Joseph Heller
. This book is volume 32 of the Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography, co-published by Oak Knoll Press and the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Others, it seems, would be in a position to challenge that claim, including but not limited to the makers of .22 caliber firearms and ammunition, "Catch-22" author Joseph Heller