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The Resource Just one catch : a biography of Joseph Heller, Tracy Daugherty

Just one catch : a biography of Joseph Heller, Tracy Daugherty

Label
Just one catch : a biography of Joseph Heller
Title
Just one catch
Title remainder
a biography of Joseph Heller
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Daugherty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In time for the 50th anniversary of Catch-22, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book), illuminates his most vital subject yet in this first biography of Joseph Heller. Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, who went on to great fame and fortune. His most memorable novel took its inspiration from a mission he flew over France in WWII (his plane was filled with so much shrapnel it was a wonder it stayed in the air). Heller wrote seven novels, all of which remain in print. Something Happened and Good as Gold, to name two, are still considered the epitome of satire. His life was filled with women and romantic indiscretions, but he was perhaps more famous for his friendships--he counted Mel Brooks, Zero Mostel, Carl Reiner, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Mario Puzo, Dustin Hoffman, Woody Allen, and many others among his confidantes. In 1981 Heller was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre; Syndrome, a debilitating syndrome that could have cost him his life. Miraculously, he recovered. When he passed away in 1999 from natural causes, he left behind a body of work that continues to sell hundreds of thousands of copies a year. Just One Catch is the first biography of Yossarian's creator, with cooperation by the estate"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daugherty, Tracy
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3558.E476
LC item number
Z63 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heller, Joseph
  • Novelists, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
Just one catch : a biography of Joseph Heller, Tracy Daugherty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [525]-529) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Yo-yo -- Part one: Good fellows. Domestic engagements -- A Coney Island of the mind -- Fear of filing -- A cold war -- "I don't love you any more" -- Part two: Happy Valley. Words in a box -- Naked -- Tea and sympathy -- Part three: Live forever. Caught inside -- 18 -- 22 -- Part four: What happened. The realist -- Bombs -- Where is World War II? -- The willies -- Part five: Die trying. Hard to swallow -- Go figure -- The new world -- Closing time -- When they speak of the war -- Epilogue: Cleaning house
Control code
704383812
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 548 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312596859
Lccn
2011020749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)704383812
Label
Just one catch : a biography of Joseph Heller, Tracy Daugherty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [525]-529) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Yo-yo -- Part one: Good fellows. Domestic engagements -- A Coney Island of the mind -- Fear of filing -- A cold war -- "I don't love you any more" -- Part two: Happy Valley. Words in a box -- Naked -- Tea and sympathy -- Part three: Live forever. Caught inside -- 18 -- 22 -- Part four: What happened. The realist -- Bombs -- Where is World War II? -- The willies -- Part five: Die trying. Hard to swallow -- Go figure -- The new world -- Closing time -- When they speak of the war -- Epilogue: Cleaning house
Control code
704383812
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 548 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312596859
Lccn
2011020749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)704383812

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