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About the Book


Malingering bombardier Yossarian is a hero endlessly inventive in his schemes to save himself from the horrors of war. And yet he is trapped by the bureaucratic rule from which the novel takes its title: a man is considered insane if he willingly flies dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be relieved of such missions, the very act of making the request proves that he is sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.

by Joseph Heller

  • Publication Date: September 4, 1996
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN-10: 0684833395
  • ISBN-13: 9780684833392