Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 - December 12, 1999) was an American satirist best remembered for writing the satiric World War II classic Catch-22. The literary devices established in this first novel continued in his other books. The book was partly based on Heller's own experiences and influenced among others Robert Altman's comedy M*A*S*H, and the subsequent long-running TV series, set in the Korean War. The phrase "Catch-22" has entered the English language to signify a no-win situation, particularly one created by a law, regulation or circumstance.
(Filmography) Catch-22 (1970)
(Books) Something Happened (1974) Catch-22 (1961)
Chinese Horoscope for Joseph Heller Includes characteristics and Vices
February 16, 1923 -
February 04, 1924
May 1, 1923
The Pig is a Yin,
and is the Twelfth sign of the Chinese horoscope.