Joseph Heller is the one Great Postwar Male American Novelist for whom the war itself actually was a truly formative experience (we hear your objection, Mr. Mailer, but your service was just another piece of grist for your mill). So, why, asks Akiva Gottlieb today in Tablet Magazine, is this creator of trenchant, subversive novels, all of them principally concerned not only with postwar America but with America after two world wars, not given his due?

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