Heller swerves between puckish satire, brutal drama, and a genuinely terrifying climax, introducing us to one-of-a-kind characters like Captain Yossarian, who consistently fails in his efforts to be ruled insane, and Milo Minderbinder, a ruthless war profiteer.This could be the 20th century’s most powerful—and funny—anti-war novel. Charge more for an electronic version than for even the hard copy.Is the novel of ideas an under-explored realm for intellectual history? Also inspired by Andy’s topic, Peter Kuryla chimed in.
‘We must embrace this opportunity to develop different, less bureaucratic, and more efficient and more relational ways to deliver services and provide support.
That means challenging the prevailing orthodoxies around how things must be done.
In recent years it has been named to “best novels” lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer.
Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him.
Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Christopher Abbott, George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie.
Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time.
Colonel Cathcart, the commanding officer of the squadron always raises the number of missions to get a discharge whenever someone in his squadron reaches the number.
Andy Seal’s recent post about intellectual history and the novel of ideas has been on my mind for a week, and I’m still thinking through the many questions it and the thread that followed it raised.
The book has been designed to promote fresh thinking and practical ideas as children’s services struggle against a backdrop of tightened budgets, increasing demand and mixed outcomes.
Political and public scrutiny is at an all time high, with vulnerable children at the forefront of the policy agenda and public consciousness.