New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. 8vo. 443 pp. FIRST EDITION. Original blue cloth, with the dust jacket in near perfect condition (slight tear on the spine). Signed by Heller on the title page. Item #17230
First edition, first printing of one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century. Heller’s famous satire on war and bureaucracy is set during World War II and follows a soldier seeking any way to return home from his tour of service. The phrase Catch-22 has since become a famous synonym for contradictions or dilemmas, especially concerning absurdity of institutional logic.
Heller (1923-1999) was an American author of novels, short stories and plays.