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Following a short teaching stint at Pennsylvania State University

Following a short teaching stint at Pennsylvania State University

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Following a short teaching stint at Pennsylvania State University, Heller joined the corporate world as  advertising manager at  Time  magazine. In 1953, he began working on a novel tentatively titled  Catch-18.  He later changed the title to avoid confusion with Leon Uris's novel,  Mila-18.  Heller  accepted a managerial advertising job at  Look  magazine in 1956 and moved to  McCall's  in 1958, still  spending two hours a night on his novel. He later said that he once became discouraged, leaving the  manuscript for a week to seek diversions, including watching television, but he was so bored that he  hurried back to the book. He wondered how in the world people lived without a novel to write. Catch-22  was published in 1961. Although he taught creative writing courses at Yale and the 
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