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Transcript of black humor
Birth Place: Heller is widely regarded as one of the best post–World War II satirists. Although he is remembered primarily for Catch-22, his other works center on the lives of various members of the middle class and remain exemplars of modern satire. . Background
. Comment It is set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. Its hero is a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. (He has decided to live forever even if he has to die in the attempt.) Heller uses Yossarian's situation as a means to satirize and criticize the military and dehumanizing bureaucracies in general. The novel follows a disorienting logic of its own, owing more to Lewis Carroll's Wonderland than any war-themed novel before it. "A wondrous book with many layers. When I first read it at 14 the story of war and passion really inspired me. It was like reading something in neon: everything came alive. As a teenager you start to feel the world is against you and I identified strongly with Yossarian and his dilemma. One of the funniest things I've ever read."
"Catch 22 was one of the first books I read that I really lost myself in. Having only read it once, I find that I still miss the characters to this day."
"The greatest satirical work in the English language since EREHWON" Catch-22 / Something Happened /God Knows / Good as Gold . etc. Catch-22 --Daily Express --Independent Magazine --The Observer May 1,1923 Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York His title : American satirical novelist, short story writer, and playwright Background information: He was the son of poor Jewish parents, Lena and Isaac Donald Heller, from Russia. His works: theme background About the book Crossing the road ---CMJ society Choose not to choose life So why did I do it?
I could offer a million answers, all false.
The truth is that I'm a bad person, but that's going to change, I'm going to change. This is the last of this sort of thing.
I'm cleaning up and I'm moving on, going straight and choosing life.
I'm looking forward to it already.
I'm going to be just like you:
the job, the family, the fucking big television, the washing machine, the car, the compact disc and electrical tin opener, good health, low cholesterol, dental insurance, more gage, starter home, leisurewear, luggage, three-piece suite, DIY, game shows, junk food, children, walks in the park, nine to five, good at golf, washing the car, choice of sweaters, family Christmas, indexed pension, tax exemption, clearing the gutters getting by looking ahead to the day you die Choose your future.
Choose life A MOVIE