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Contents Editor?s Note vii Introduction by Harold Bloom 1 The Logic of Survival in a Lunatic World 3 Robert Brustein The Catch 9 Nelson Algren A New Novel About Old Troubles 13 John Wain Joseph Heller's Catch-22: Only Fools Walk in Darkness 21 Frederick R. Karl The Night Journey in Catch-22 29 Minna Doskow?S Catch-22 Revisited 39 Joseph Heller The Structure of Joseph Heller?s Catch-22 55 Jan Solomon Time Structure in Catch-22 67 Douglas Gaukroger Catch-22: The Making of a Novel 81 Richard Lehan and Jerry Patch I See Everything Twice! 91 James L. McDonald Theme and Structure in Catch-22 99 Thomas Allen Nelson Spindrift and the Sea: Structural Patterns and Unifying Elements in Catch-22 109 Clinton S. Burhans, Jr. A Special Message to Subscribers, Catch-22 123 Joseph Heller The Catch-22 Note Cards 125 James Nagel Preface to Catch-22 137 Joseph Heller?s Catch-23: With the New Sequel to His Postwar Classic, Is Joseph Heller Cashing In or Cashing Out? 143 David Streitfeld G?tterd?mmerung-22 151 Christopher Buckley From Avignon to Catch-22 161 David M. Craig A World Worth Laughing At: Catch-22 and the Humor of Black Humor 183 Daniel Green The Early Composition History of Catch-22 195 James Nagel Looking Back at Catch-22 223 Norman Podhoretz Once More Into the Breach: Joseph Heller Gives Catch-22 a Second Act 233 Sanford Pinsker Joseph Heller?s Combat Experiences in Catch-22 245 Michael C. Scoggins Chronology 261 Contributors 263 Bibliography 267 Acknowledgments 269 Index 273
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Heller, Joseph. Catch-22.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Literature and the war.
War stories, American -- History and criticism.