Tracy Daugherty - Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller

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Author Tracy Daugherty marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Catch-22 with a presentation based on his new book, Just One Catch, the first major biography of Joseph Heller.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
6:30pm @ Central Library

Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, and a military veteran whose experiences flying missions over France during World War II would become the inspiration for an American classic, Catch-22. When he passed away in 1999, Heller left behind a body of work, including the novels Something Happened and Good as Gold, that remain in print.

Just One Catch is the first major biography of Yossarian’s creator, written with full cooperation from Heller’s estate.

Author Tracy Daugherty is distinguished professor of English and creative writing at Oregon State University.

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