Closing Time – Joseph Heller

R170.00

“Thirty-three years and over ten million copies later…the classic story continues. Yossarian returns — older, if not wiser — to face a new foe. An instant classic when published in 1961, Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22” still ranks among the funniest — and most serious — novels ever written about war. Now Heller has dared to write the sequel to his 10-million copy bestseller, using many of “Catch-22″‘s characters to deftly satirize the realities and the myths of America in the half century since they fought World War II. In “Closing Time,” a comic masterpiece in its own right, Heller spears the inflated balloons of our national consciousness — the absurdity of our politics, the decline of society and our great cities, the greed and hypocrisy of our business and culture — with the same ferocious humor that he used against the conventional view of warfare. Back again are characters familiar from “Catch-22,” including Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and little Sammy Singer, as they come to the end of their lives and the end of the century — all linked, this time, in uneasy peace and old age…fighting not the Germans, but The End. Outrageously funny and totally serious, and as brilliant and successful as “Catch-22” itself, “Closing Time” is a fun-house mirror that captures, at once grotesquely and accurately, the truth about ourselves.”

Price: R170.00

Edition: First edition

Published: 1994

Publishers: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 0671719076

Condition: Dust and hardcover in very good condition with very minor shelf wear around the edges. Very minor foxing on the endpapers, otherwise internally in excellent condition – clean and tightly bound.

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“Thirty-three years and over ten million copies later…the classic story continues. Yossarian returns — older, if not wiser — to face a new foe. An instant classic when published in 1961, Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22” still ranks among the funniest — and most serious — novels ever written about war. Now Heller has dared to write the sequel to his 10-million copy bestseller, using many of “Catch-22″‘s characters to deftly satirize the realities and the myths of America in the half century since they fought World War II. In “Closing Time,” a comic masterpiece in its own right, Heller spears the inflated balloons of our national consciousness — the absurdity of our politics, the decline of society and our great cities, the greed and hypocrisy of our business and culture — with the same ferocious humor that he used against the conventional view of warfare. Back again are characters familiar from “Catch-22,” including Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and little Sammy Singer, as they come to the end of their lives and the end of the century — all linked, this time, in uneasy peace and old age…fighting not the Germans, but The End. Outrageously funny and totally serious, and as brilliant and successful as “Catch-22” itself, “Closing Time” is a fun-house mirror that captures, at once grotesquely and accurately, the truth about ourselves.”

Price: R170.00

Edition: First edition

Published: 1994

Publishers: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 0671719076

Condition: Dust and hardcover in very good condition with very minor shelf wear around the edges. Very minor foxing on the endpapers, otherwise internally in excellent condition – clean and tightly bound.

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Weight 300 g