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A Study of Joseph Heller's Catch-22: Going Around Twice #2020

A Study of Joseph Heller s Catch Going Around Twice By showing that Joseph Heller was heavily influenced by the New Criticism and myth criticism that he studied in graduate school this book discloses that Catch is a faithful and inclusive retelling

  • Title: A Study of Joseph Heller's Catch-22: Going Around Twice
  • Author: Jon Woodson
  • ISBN: 9780820445991
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Study of Joseph Heller's Catch-22: Going Around Twice By Jon Woodson, By showing that Joseph Heller was heavily influenced by the New Criticism and myth criticism that he studied in graduate school, this book discloses that Catch 22 is a faithful and inclusive retelling of the ancient epic of Gilgamesh, much as Joyce s Ulysses famously recapitulates Homer s Odyssey This book shows that what previous critics have understood to be characterisBy showing that Joseph Heller was heavily influenced by the New Criticism and myth criticism that he studied in graduate school, this book discloses that Catch 22 is a faithful and inclusive retelling of the ancient epic of Gilgamesh, much as Joyce s Ulysses famously recapitulates Homer s Odyssey This book shows that what previous critics have understood to be characteristics of the absurdist and Black Humor influence are derived from Heller s faithfulness to the Babylonian text itself The study details Heller s use of a mystical and Jungian framework to portray the individuation of a modern hero through his struggles with the mythic and archetypal forces of irrationalism as they are manifested in modern civilization Revealing that Heller s conception is religious and mystical, this book explores Heller s use of T S Eliot s mythic method and the experimental techniques of Joyce s Finnegans Wake The themes of race, homosexuality, individuation, sado masochism, and modernity are dealt with at length.

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