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Alex Cockburn, review in New Left Review, Vol. 18, January-February, 1963, pp 87-92.

Cockburn praises Heller's humor but Criticizes him for never moving beyond parody into satire.

Review in Daedalus' Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 92, No.1, Winter, 1963, pp 155-65.

A scathing review of the novel, focusing on its immoral underpinnings and Heller's faults as a writer.

Gary Lindberg, "Playing for Real," in The Confidence Man in American Literature, Oxford University Press, 1982, 231-58.

Lindberg contrasts Yossarian and Milo as confidence-men figures, and favorably compares Yossarian to Huckleberry Finn.

Robert Merrill, "The Structure and Meaning of Catch-22," in Studies in American Fiction, Vol 14, No.2, Autumn, 1986, pp. 139-52.

Merrill focuses on Heller's use of cyclical repetition of episodes that "move from the comic to the terrible" in the novel, causing the reader to reevaluate his own reactions to these episodes.

Robert Merrill, Joseph Heller, Twayne, 1987.

Merrill examines...

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