The Impact of Joseph Heller Post-Modernist Features in the Recent Scientific Studies

Neziri, Anita
January 2013
Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences;Jan2013, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p525
Academic Journal
It is a crucial issue alongside other important topics to the academic level and also for the students who are interested in this regard. After the Second World War there were some writers who possessed some characteristics that we may categorize only to that period. One of these writers is the famous American one Joseph Heller. There are many books about the war but Heller's masterpiece "Catch-22" is uncomparable to none of them. Heller is a satirical novelist, a short story writer and a playwright.(a) The features that led to "Black Humor" .The humor that Heller makes use of is obviously a human selfishness in vain, this is very well represented in almost all the characters of this novel. The humor is dressed up in these characters to explain the absurdity even when they think that they are being moral and fair. (b)Humor as a stylistic choice. Joseph Heller is interested in a non-chronological narration and has been focused in a repetitive style approach. Heller was not alone in the war novels there many other such as Kurt Vonnegut ,or Thomas Pynchon etc.


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