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Catch-22 is a satirical and somewhat historical novel by the American author Joseph Heller. He began writing it in 1953, and the novel was first published in 1961.
Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster
Release date: 4 September 1996
ISBN-10 : 0684833395 | ISBN-13: 9780684833392
Fiction (9), Satire (7), War (6), Military (3), Dark-humour (3), WWII (3), US (2), Comedy (2), 1960's (2), 20th Century (2), Absurd (2), To-read (2), History (2), American Literature (2), Literature (2), Dark (2), Bureaucracy (2), Funny (2), Hysterical (2), Matthew Ibrahim Sucks Cock (1)
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