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Joseph Heller
  1. The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.

Occupation: Novelist, short story writer, playwright
Born: 1923-05-01 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 12, 1999 in East Hampton, New York, United States
Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 December 12, 1999) was an American satirical novelist, short story writer and playwright. He wrote the influential novel Catch-22 about American servicemen during World War II. The title of this work entered the English lexicon to refer to absurd, no-win choices, particularly in situations in which the desired outcome of the choice is an impossibility, and regardless of choice, the same negative outcome is a certainty. Heller is widely regarded as one of the best post-World War II satirists. Although he is remembered primarily for Catch-22, his other works center on the lives of various members of the middle class and remain exemplars of modern satire.

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