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1923           Born in Brooklyn, New York, May 1

1942           Joins U.S. Army Air Corps

1944-45     Flies 60 missions as a bombardier in Italy

1945           Publishes first short story, “I Don’t Love You Anymore” in Story magazine

1948           B.A. in English, New York University, Phi Beta Kappa

1949           Receives M.A. in English from Columbia

                   Fulbright Fellowship to St. Catherine’s College, Oxford

1950-52     Teaches English at Pennsylvania State College

1952-61     Employed at TimeLook, and McCall’s magazines

1955           First chapter of Catch-22 appears as “Catch-18” in New World Writing

1961           Catch-22 published

1974           Something Happened

1977           Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

1979           Good as Gold

1984           God Knows

1986           No Laughing Matter

1988           Picture This

1994           Closing Time

1998           Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here

1999           Dies, December 12




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