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Did Heller base his sarcastic swipe at academia on any actual example?

In chapter 1 of Catch 22, Yossarian describes how he makes a boring task (censoring letters) interesting by erecting "dynamic intralinear tensions": All the officer patients in the ward were forced ...
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Why did Yossarian sign letters with “Washington Irving”?

When he's in the hospital and is forced to censor letters, Yossarian signed his "name" as "Washington Irving." Later in the book, Major Major does the same thing on official documents. What's the ...