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anti-hero

(Encyclopedia) anti-hero, principal character of a modern literary or dramatic work who lacks the attributes of the traditional protagonist or hero. The anti-hero's lack of courage, honesty, or…

Heller, Joseph

(Encyclopedia) Heller, Joseph, 1923–99, American writer, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. Heller is best known for his first novel, Catch-22 (1961). Set in World War II, it is a darkly humorous commentary on the…

Nichols, Mike

(Encyclopedia) Nichols, Mike, 1931–2014, American actor and director, b. Berlin, Germany, as Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky. His family immigrated to the United States in 1939, and he studied (1950–53) at…

Welles, Orson

(Encyclopedia) Welles, Orson, 1915–85, American actor, director, and producer, b. Kenosha, Wis. From childhood he evinced a precocious talent and lofty sense of self-assurance in theatrical matters.…

Joseph Heller Remembered

by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco Related Links 100 Best Novels of the CenturyJoseph HellerJoseph Heller, the author who introduced the phrase "catch-22" into the English language, died on December 12 at…

Joseph Heller, Biography

Joseph Heller,Age: 76 surreal novelist whose 1961 classic Catch-22 remains a seminal antiwar novel. More than 10 million copies of the book have been sold in the United States alone, and much…

Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller wrote Catch-22 (1961), the darkly comic World War II novel whose title became a common term for a no-win situation. The novel's protagonist, Yossarian, wants to stop flying combat…

Entertainment News from December 1999

3Madeline Kahn, film, theater, and television actress known for her childlike voice, ditsy persona, and razor-sharp wit, dies of ovarian cancer at age 57. The Oscar-nominated actress won a…

<i>New Moon</i> Trivia

Learn about the symbolism, origin of names, and other interesting tidbits about New Moon Related Links Twilight Page Twilight Quiz Biography of…

World War II Movies, Part 2

From "Schindler's List" to the summer blockbuster "Pearl Harbor" by Beth Rowen     Related Links Memorial Day Pearl Harbor Remembered Stalag 17 (1953) Source…