Picture This is an incisive fantasy that digs deeply into our illusions and customs. Nobody but Joseph Heller could have thought of a novel like this one. Nobody but Heller could have executed it so brilliantly.
Read an Excerpt
Aristotle contemplating the bust of Homer thought often of Socrates while Rembrandt dressed him with paint in a white Renaissance surplice and a medieval black robe and encased him in shadows. "Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius," Plato has Socrates saying after he had swallowed his cup of poison and felt the numbing effects steal up through his groin into his torso and approach his heart. "Will you remember to pay the debt?"
Now Socrates, of course, did not owe a cock to Asclepius, the god of medicine.
And the leather merchant Asclepius, you will find written here, son of the physician Eurymynedes, was as baffled as... see more
To download a file to your computer right-click on the link and choose 'save file as'
High Resolution Images
Book Cover Image (jpg): Picture This
Trade Paperback 9780684868196(0.9 MB)
Author Photo (jpg): Joseph Heller
Photo Credit: Jerry Bauer(0.6 MB)
Any use of an author photo must include its respective photo credit