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    "That's some catch, that Catch-22,"

    Joseph Heller. Catch-22. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. First edition, first printing. Octavo. 443 pages. Publisher's blue cloth over boards with white spine titles. Dust jacket. Minor soiling to boards; former owner's name on the front free endpaper; jacket with trivial toning and scuffing, one small stain on the front panel, else a handsome copy in very good condition.

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    "There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he were sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle."



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