Joseph Heller was an American satirical novelist, short story writer, and playwright. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He received his Master of Arts degree in English from Columbia University, and won a Fulbright scholarship to attend Oxford. After graduation, he taught composition at Pennsylvania State University from 1950–1952, and later taught fiction and dramatic writing at Yale. His most popular novel, Catch-22, quickly became a buzzword.
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