Most widely held works about Joseph Heller
Most widely held works by Joseph Heller
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller ( Book )
470 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 30 languages and held by 6,017 libraries worldwide
Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him.
Something happened by Joseph Heller ( Book )
98 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 15 languages and held by 3,280 libraries worldwide
"As it opens, he 'gets the willies.' At the end, he has 'taken command.' What happens in 'Something Happened' happens to Bob Slocum -- in his forties, contending with his office...trying to come to grips with his wife...with his daughter...with his son...and with his other son, and with his own past and his own present....(What happens?) Something."
Good as Gold by Joseph Heller ( Book )
74 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in 11 languages and held by 3,250 libraries worldwide
Gold accepts a government post in Washington, considers leaving his wife, and all the while he is also searching for material to write his book on the Jewish experience in America, without realizing he is going through that experience.
Closing time : a novel by Joseph Heller ( Book )
83 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 21 languages and held by 3,066 libraries worldwide
A sequel to Catch-22, the 1961 humorous bestseller about a group of American airmen during World War II. The novel follows many of the same characters in their current escapades--mainly to do with selling defense equipment to the Pentagon. In addition, there are their views on the decline of America.
God knows by Joseph Heller ( Book )
65 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 17 languages and held by 2,826 libraries worldwide
As the Biblical David lies on his death-bed he looks back on his own, crowded life and tells all.
Picture this by Joseph Heller ( Book )
40 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 11 languages and held by 1,975 libraries worldwide
As Rembrandt is creating his famous painting of Aristotle contemplating the bust of Homer, Aristotle is soon able to see and hear. As the masterpiece makes its way through history, Aristotle's complicated mind finds unanswerable dilemmas.
No laughing matter by Joseph Heller ( Book )
48 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 10 languages and held by 1,925 libraries worldwide
This book is an inspiring, hilarious memoir of calamitous illness and the rocky road to recuperation.
Now and then : from Coney Island to here by Joseph Heller ( Book )
38 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,518 libraries worldwide
The demented Army Air Force of Catch-22, the lethal business world of Something Happened, the dysfunctional family of Good as Gold - all these, we have assumed, had their roots in Joseph Heller's own past. Now, more than thirty-five years after the explosion of Catch-22 into the world's consciousness, Heller gives us his life. Here is his Coney Island childhood, down the block from the world's most famous amusement park. It was the height of the Depression, it was a fatherless family, yet little Joey Heller had a terrific time - on the boardwalk, in the ocean (dangerously out of his depth), playing follow-the-leader in and out of local bars, even in school. Then a series of jobs, from delivering telegrams (on his first bike) to working in a navy yard - until Pearl Harbor, the air force, Italy. And after the war, college (undreamed-of before the G.I. Bill), teaching, Madison Avenue, marriage, and - always - writing. And finally the spectacular success of Catch-22, launching one of the great literary careers.
Portrait of an artist, as an old man by Joseph Heller ( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,511 libraries worldwide
In his final novel, Heller, through the personna of Eugene Pota, portrays the life of a novelist whose first novel was his biggest ever but who still feels a need to write yet another and so consults everyone from his agent to his wife, to his editor, to old lovers, and considers the lives and works of many other novelists along the way.
We bombed in New Haven; a play by Joseph Heller ( Book )
12 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
Catch as catch can : the collected stories and other writings by Joseph Heller ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
Long before there was a Catch-22, before there was even a Catch-18 (the novel's original title), Joseph Heller had begun sharpening his skills as a writer, searching for the voice that would best express the peculiarly wry view that he held of the world. Starting in 1945, with the publication in Story magazine of the short story "I Don't Love You Anymore," Heller began to reach out to an audience of readers damaged and disillusioned by their experiences during World War II. That story dealt with the return home of an American soldier who was having more than a little trouble adjusting. The stories published following this debut continued to reflect people at odds with the world around them, usually featuring the "little guy," the "underdog," the "average Joe" who beats the odds by surviving in a generally hostile and unwelcoming world. Written in what is termed the "New York Style," his were stories of urban naturalism, realistic and straightforward, emulating the work of such writers as Irwin Shaw, William Saroyan, John O'Hara, and, perhaps most especially, Nelson Algren. For Heller, writing these stories was a part of the learning process, his education on how to get across his own point of view, leading up to the publication of his masterpiece, Catch-22. Of the stories in this collection, thirteen were written before 1961, when Catch-22 was published; of those, five have never before been published. After Catch-22, Heller forsook the short story form. Though five stories were published after 1961, one-"World Full of Great Cities"-was actually written in 1949; three of the other four are spin-offs of Catch-22, and one is a preview of Closing Time. Rounding out this collection of the complete published short writings of Joseph Heller are a short play and several nonfiction pieces, mostly related to Catch-22.
Conversations with Joseph Heller by Joseph Heller ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Spanning three decades of his literary career, from Catch-22 to comments on the Persian Gulf War, Conversations with Joseph Heller contains a selection of the most significant, informative, and interesting interviews with one of America's foremost novelists. In these interviews Heller reveals his interest in the structure, effects, and themes of his works, his satirical purposes, the influences upon him, his writing methods, his political opinions, and a host of other topics that challenge and engage his lively and reflective mind. Included here are interviews from student newspapers and university magazines, one interview previously not published, and two highly comic "anti-interviews" with close friends Mel Brooks and George Mandel.
Catch-22 ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 261 libraries worldwide
"The story of a group of flyers in the Mediterranean in 1944"--Excerpted from case.
We bombed in New Haven [a play by Joseph Heller ( Book )
17 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Sex and the single girl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Snoopy tabloid magazine editor Bob Weston wants to know if author Helen Gurley Brown based her book on, as he believes, personal research. He tries to parley an interview with the author who made headlines and sales. So he decides to get very personal to find out for himself.
We bombed in New Haven : a play in two acts by Joseph Heller ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Now and then : a memoir from Coney Island to here by Joseph Heller ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Theatre of the absurd Luigi Pirandello, Six characters in search of an author ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
An abridged presentation in English of Pirandello's play in which six characters seek to exchange their fixed, frozen form in art for the uncertainty of life.
A world of ideas. Writers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
In wide-ranging conversations, thirteen celebrated literary figures from six nations discuss their work, politics, morals, and the future of American society.
Catch as catch can by Joseph Heller ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 77 libraries worldwide
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Cheller, Dž. 1923-1999 Russ. Vorlageform, RAK-WB
Cheller, Džozef 1923-1999
Heller, Joseph, 1923-
Heller, Joseph, 1923-1999
Jeller, Dzhozef 1923-1999
הלר, ג׳וזףХеллер, Джозеф
העלער, יוסף אברהם בן דוד
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