Heller's Small Debt to Hemingway

Nolan, Jr., Charles J.
September 1989
Hemingway Review;Fall89, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p77
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Discusses the similarity between the two war novels "Catch-22," by Joseph Heller and "A Farewell to Arms," by Earnest Hemingway. Central theme of "Catch 22"; Use of war as a metaphor in both novels; Reversal of Hemingway's characters and situations by Heller; Evidence of Heller's borrowing from Hemingway's novel; Difference of technique between the two authors.


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