In 1961, Catch 22 by Joseph Heller was published and became one of the greatest antiwar books to have ever been written. Heller goes into great length about the meaning of heroism and the meaning of bureaucracy through the lens of wartime violence and satirical dark comedy.
Essay An Analysis of Catch 22 by Joseph Heller Catch 22, by Joseph Heller, is a critique of the society that we live in. Whoever is proud of what we have advanced to, and is unwilling to look at it in a negative light, would find this book very subversive. It threatens and criticizes the way of living of most who pride themselves in living a modern life.