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Joseph Heller

Data de nascimento: 1. Maio 1923
Data de falecimento: 12. Dezembro 1999

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Joseph Heller foi um escritor estadunidense, mais conhecido por ter escrito o clássico satírico ambientado na Segunda Guerra Mundial Catch-22 . Os mecanismos literários estabelecidos em seu primeiro romance continuariam a aparecer em suas obras posteriores. Catch-22 foi parcialmente baseado nas próprias experiências de Heller e influenciou, entre outros, a comédia M*A*S*H de Robert Altman e sua subsequente série televisiva, situada na Guerra da Coreia. A frase "catch-22" entrou para o jargão inglês, significando uma situação sem ganhos, particularmente aquelas criadas pela lei, regulamentos ou circunstâncias.

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„Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.“

— Joseph Heller
Context: Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. With Major Major it had been all three.

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„The only wisdom I think I've attained is the wisdom to be skeptical of other people's ideology and other people's arguments. I tend to be a skeptic, I don't like dogmatic approaches by anybody.“

— Joseph Heller
Context: The only wisdom I think I've attained is the wisdom to be skeptical of other people's ideology and other people's arguments. I tend to be a skeptic, I don't like dogmatic approaches by anybody. I don't like intolerance and a dogmatic person is intolerant of other people. It's one of the reasons I keep a distance from all religious beliefs. I think in this country and in Australia too there's a late intolerance in most religions, an intolerance, a part that could easily become persecutions. We have some ultra-orthodox Jewish sects here in New York and I fear them as much as I would fear a Nazi organisation. In an interview for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: [http://web.archive.org/web/20000306044602/http://www.abc.net.au/rn/arts/bwriting/heller.htm "Joseph Heller - Closing Time" (1998) by Ramona Koval] <!-- accessdate=2007-08-30 -->

„In three days no one could stand him.“

— Joseph Heller
Context: The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likeable. In three days no one could stand him.

„There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.“

— Joseph Heller
Context: There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle. "That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed. "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.

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