University is home to original 'Catch-22' manuscript

Inside the historical significance, and continued relevance, of Joseph Heller's novel

This month marks the 10-year anniversary of author Joseph Heller’s death, so BrandeisNOW is visiting the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department to view a group of Heller gems. Heller donated the original manuscript for his first, and best-known, novel, “Catch-22,” to the university shortly after the book was published in 1961. At the time, "Catch-22" was groundbreaking for its novel take on war, and the book's tone continues to connect with readers today.

Click here to read a special collections spotlight essay on "Catch-22" by Max Richter Professor of American Civilization Steve Whitfield.

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