Catch as Catch Can, Paperback Book

Catch as Catch Can Paperback

3 out of 5 (2 ratings)

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Not many writers introduce a phrase - let alone a whole idea - into the language.

In CATCH-22, Joseph Heller invented a motif for the modern world.

For that book alone he is one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.

But where did the author who was able to create that novel come from? And what happened to those remarkable characters? CATCH AS CATCH CAN for the first time collects early works, previously unpublished stories and lost chapters of CATCH-22 to chart the development of a genius.

It also explores the consequences in the later stories of the unforgettable Yossarian, and Heller's non-fiction pieces, in which the author reflects upon his childhood in Coney Island and the novel which shaped everything that was written after it.

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When reading a collection of short stories, the hidden gem brings the greatest pleasure. Yes, all the Catch-22 related stories will not disappoint fans of Heller's first novel.Yet 'To laugh in the morning' is a sheer delight and a highlight of this collection. It is always welcoming to read about narcotica; and this story doesn’t disappoint.The collection also fulfils the primary objective of a short story collection such as this. And this is to demonstrate the progress Heller made in his abilities and confidence as a writer.All in all, a pleasure to read.

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Patchy and, from memory, somewhat repetitive. The "missing" chapter of <i>Catch 22</i> is genius.

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