Joseph Heller

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Dirty work: film, books, games and more to help with the daily grind
From Office Space to the Rakes’ 22 Grand Job, Guardian critics suggest culture to cope with the pressure, politics and crushing ennui of earning a living

Phil Harrison, Sam Jordison, Danny Leigh, Keza MacDonald and Jenessa Williams

25, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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I used to think life was too short to read the same book twice. Not any more | Hannah Jane Parkinson
I’m planning to reread the books I once loved, hoping they’ll reinvigorate me at a time when all our batteries are flashing low

Hannah Jane Parkinson

06, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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On the Road to Bridget Jones: five books that define each generation
Blake Morrison on boomers, Chris Power on Gen X, Megan Nolan on millennials and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé on Gen Z … which books shaped your generation?

Blake Morrison, Chris Power, Megan Nolan Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Steven Poole

19, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Alaskan school board lifts ban on Gatsby and Catch-22 after protests
The Matanuska-Susitna borough in Palmer restores modern classics by authors including F Scott Fitzgerald and Joseph Heller to curriculum after community action

Alison Flood

22, May, 2020 @4:00 PM

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The Testaments, 34 years in the making: the longest gaps between sequels
The three decades between The Handmaid’s Tale and Margaret Atwood’s much anticipated follow-up makes the wait for George RR Martin’s The Winds of Winter seem brief

David Barnett

09, Sep, 2019 @12:13 PM

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Catch-22 and the real and immediate danger of Brexit
The increasing absurdity of the Tory party’s march towards isolation would need Joseph Heller to do it justice

William Keegan

30, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Eight years, two titles and one well-timed war: how Catch-22 became a cult classic
As George Clooney’s new adaptation of Joseph Heller’s novel comes to TV, Mark Lawson looks at its unlikely path to success – and why Heller thought everyone got it wrong

Mark Lawson

20, Jun, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Catch-22: has George Clooney broken the curse of the unfilmable novel?
It’s a modern American classic, but Joseph Heller’s fractured story has defied suitable translation on to the screen – until now

Stuart Heritage

20, Jun, 2019 @7:08 AM

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In these dark times, embracing laughter is an ethical choice | Charlotte Wood
Laughter has optimism embedded in it. It allows us to see that, while we are all human and we fail, we can change

Charlotte Wood

18, Aug, 2018 @11:59 PM

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'If only I'd been warned!' - writers choose books to give to their younger selves
Julian Barnes, Margaret Drabble, Tessa Hadley, David Nicholls and others choose reading matter that would have been useful when young

Julian Barnes, Margaret Drabble, David Nicholls, William Boyd, Tessa Hadley, Aminatta Forna, John Banville, Maggie O'Farrell, Philip Hensher, Nicola Barker, Charlotte Mendelson, Julie Myerson, Blake Morrison

02, Dec, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Robert Gottlieb: the editor who changed American literature
The man who ushered classics like Catch-22 into the world, Gottlieb has reason to brag. But in his new memoir Avid Reader he prefers to downplay the editor’s role

Michelle Dean

27, Sep, 2016 @4:19 PM

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Catch-22: a masterclass in the weird art of unjoking the joke
Joseph Heller creates a classic that is truly, deeply, killingly funny by breaking all the rules of comedy

Sam Jordison

30, Aug, 2016 @3:53 PM

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