About this Website

This website has been created as part of a project for Mr. Hensley's AP Language and Composition class.

About the Author and Novel

Joseph Heller was born May 1, 1923 in New York to Jewish immigrant parents.

When he was 19, Heller volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Like his protagonist Yossarian in Catch-22, Heller was a bombardier in a B-25 bomb crew that operated in northern Africa and Italy. He survived 60 missions.

In 1954, at the height of McCarthyism and cold war scares, Heller began work on the darkly comedic, satiric, and paradoxical Catch-22. Published in 1961, it became an anti-war classic during the Vietnam War.

Heller died December 12 1999, after publishing seven novels, and numerous short stories and plays.

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