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The Resource Catch as catch can : the collected stories and other writings, Joseph Heller ; edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Park Bucker

Catch as catch can : the collected stories and other writings, Joseph Heller ; edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Park Bucker

Label
Catch as catch can : the collected stories and other writings
Title
Catch as catch can
Title remainder
the collected stories and other writings
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Heller ; edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Park Bucker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Long before there was a Catch-22, before there was even a Catch-18 (the novel's original title), Joseph Heller had begun sharpening his skills as a writer, searching for the voice that would best express the peculiarly wry view that he held of the world. Starting in 1945, with the publication in Story magazine of the short story "I Don't Love You Anymore," Heller began to reach out to an audience of readers damaged and disillusioned by their experiences during World War II. That story dealt with the return home of an American soldier who was having more than a little trouble adjusting. The stories published following this debut continued to reflect people at odds with the world around them, usually featuring the "little guy," the "underdog," the "average Joe" who beats the odds by surviving in a generally hostile and unwelcoming world. Written in what is termed the "New York Style," his were stories of urban naturalism, realistic and straightforward, emulating the work of such writers as Irwin Shaw, William Saroyan, John O'Hara, and, perhaps most especially, Nelson Algren. For Heller, writing these stories was a part of the learning process, his education on how to get across his own point of view, leading up to the publication of his masterpiece, Catch-22. Of the stories in this collection, thirteen were written before 1961, when Catch-22 was published; of those, five have never before been published. After Catch-22, Heller forsook the short story form. Though five stories were published after 1961, one-"World Full of Great Cities"--Was actually written in 1949; three of the other four are spin-offs of Catch-22, and one is a preview of Closing Time. Rounding out this collection of the complete published short writings of Joseph Heller are a short play and several nonfiction pieces, mostly related to Catch-22
Cataloging source
DLC
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Heller, Joseph
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.E476
LC item number
C38 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1931-2008
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  • Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph
  • Bucker, Park
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Short stories
Label
Catch as catch can : the collected stories and other writings, Joseph Heller ; edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Park Bucker
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • MacAdam's log
  • Love, Dad
  • Yossarian survives
  • Catch-23: Yossarian lives
  • The day Bush left
  • To laugh in the morning
  • A day in the country
  • From dawn to dusk
  • The death of the dying swan
  • The sound of asthma
  • I don't love you any more
  • Clevinger's trial
  • Catch-22 revisited
  • Joseph Heller talks about Catch-22
  • Reeling in Catch-22
  • "I am the bombardier!"
  • Coney Island: the fun is over
  • Bookies, beware!
  • Lot's wife
  • Castle of snow
  • Girl from Greenwich
  • A man named Flute
  • Nothing to be done
  • World full of great cities
Control code
51095413
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780743243742
Lccn
2002042875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Catch as catch can : the collected stories and other writings, Joseph Heller ; edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Park Bucker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • MacAdam's log
  • Love, Dad
  • Yossarian survives
  • Catch-23: Yossarian lives
  • The day Bush left
  • To laugh in the morning
  • A day in the country
  • From dawn to dusk
  • The death of the dying swan
  • The sound of asthma
  • I don't love you any more
  • Clevinger's trial
  • Catch-22 revisited
  • Joseph Heller talks about Catch-22
  • Reeling in Catch-22
  • "I am the bombardier!"
  • Coney Island: the fun is over
  • Bookies, beware!
  • Lot's wife
  • Castle of snow
  • Girl from Greenwich
  • A man named Flute
  • Nothing to be done
  • World full of great cities
Control code
51095413
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780743243742
Lccn
2002042875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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