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Heller, Joseph

Works: 299 works in 1,540 publications in 27 languages and 53,126 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Satire  War stories  Drama  Religious fiction  Historical fiction  Comedy films  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Scenarist, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3558.E476, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Joseph Heller
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Most widely held works by Joseph Heller
Catch-22, a novel by Joseph Heller( Book )

402 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 11,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him
Something happened by Joseph Heller( Book )

113 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 3,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Slocum, an average, middle-aged man with a good job, slowly becomes more and more unhappy with the routine of his life
Closing time : a novel by Joseph Heller( Book )

97 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 3,323 WorldCat member 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 )

61 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 2,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Biblical David lies on his death-bed he looks back on his own, crowded life and tells all
Good as Gold by Joseph Heller( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 2,547 WorldCat member 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
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller( Recording )

76 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy, a bombadier named Yossarian is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt
Picture this by Joseph Heller( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,728 WorldCat member 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
We bombed in New Haven; a play by Joseph Heller( Book )

40 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-war drama using device of play within play in which actors are seen performing as military airmen
Portrait of an artist, as an old man by Joseph Heller( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om den aldrende forfatter Eugene Pota som kæmper for at finde et emne til en roman, som skal danne en værdig afslutning på hans forfatterskab
Catch as catch can : the collected stories and other writings by Joseph Heller( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member 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
A world of ideas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In wide-ranging conversations, thirteen celebrated literary figures from six nations discuss their work, politics, morals, and the future of American society
The best American mystery stories 2014( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of top-selected mystery writing from the past year is culled from a variety of respected sources and offers insight into evolving genre trends
Sex and the single girl by Bu lang( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member 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
Now and then : from Coney Island to here by Joseph Heller( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoires van de auteur over zijn jeugd in een Russisch-joods gezin op Coney Island, zijn oorlogsjaren als piloot van een bommenwerper en zijn leven als docent, journalist en romanschrijver
Closing time by Joseph Heller( Recording )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel, Milo Minderbinder, Yossarian, the chaplain, and little Sammy Singer come to the end of their lives and the end of the century, all linked, this time, to an uneasy peace and old age. Here they fight not the Germans, but The End
Catch-22; a dramatization based on the novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No laughing matter by Joseph Heller( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Amerikaanse schrijver beschrijft zijn ervaringen als lijder aan het Guillain-Barré syndroom, aangevuld met impressies van een goede vriend
Clevinger's trial (from Catch-22); a play in one act by Joseph Heller( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catch-22 by Mike Nichols( Visual )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinematic adaptation by Buck Henry of Joseph Heller's scathing, satirical wartime novel, 'Catch 22'. Flush with the success of the anti-establishment hit 'The Graduate', Nichols and Henry attempted to present an anti-war treatise, epitomised in Heller's prose. A tale of a small group of flyers in the Mediterranean in 1944, the story centres on Captain Yossarian, a pilot manic in his desire to cease flying missions and haunted by the death of a gunner. Yossarian's pleas of insanity falls on deaf ears - if a pilot knows that flying is a death mission, he is clearly not mad. There are winners, losers, opportunists, and survivors; separately and together they are nervous, frightened, often profane, sometimes pathetic and almost all are a little crazy. Despite slavish adherence to the novel's plot, Nichols never quite manages to capture the book's anarchic flavour and thorny, intelligent wit. Nevertheless, the film still serves as a timely reminder of the lunacy of combat and Heller's titular clause retains a stinging indictment on the sanctioned idiocy of war
Theatre of the absurd : Luigi Pirandello : Six characters in search of an author( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the play by Luigi Pirandello that seeks to distinguish between dramatic reality and dramatic illusion. In Pirandello's view, man begins as nothing in particular and then takes on some pattern by assuming a role. All roles are disguises, and life an endless comedy of illusion reduced, in the final analysis, to absurdity
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Closing time : a novel
Alternative Names
Cheller, Dž 1923-1999

Cheller, Džozef 1923-1999

Džozefs Hellers

Helers, Džozefs 1923-1999

Heller, J.

Heller, Joe

Heller, Joseph

Heller, Joseph 1923-

Heller, Joseph 1923-1999

Iosephus Heller

Jeller, Dzhozef 1923-1999

Joseph Heller Amerikaans schrijver

Joseph Heller amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

Joseph Heller amerikansk manusförfattare och författare

Joseph Heller amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

Joseph Heller amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Joseph Heller écrivain américain

Joseph Heller pisarz amerykański

Joseph Heller scrittore statunitense

Joseph Heller US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Джозеф Геллер американський письменник-сатирик, сценарист, драматург

Джозеф Хеллер

Джоузеф Хелър

Хеллер, Дж. 1923-1999

Хеллер, Джозеф

Хеллер, Джозеф 1923-1999

Хеллер, Джозеф американский прозаик-романист

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ג'וזף הלר

הליר, ג'וזף 1923-1999

הלר, ג׳וזף

הלר, ג'וזף 1923-1999

העליר, ג'וזף 1923-1999

העללער, ג'וזף 1923-1999

העלער, ג'וזף 1923-1999

جوزف هلر نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

جوزيف هيلر

জোসেফ হেলার

ਜੋਸਫ਼ ਹੈੱਲਰ

조지프 헬러

헬러, 조셉 1923-1999

헬러, 조지프 1923-1999

헬러, 죠셉 1923-1999


ヘラー, ジョーゼフ


Something happenedClosing time : a novelGod knowsGood as GoldCatch-22Picture thisPortrait of an artist, as an old manCatch as catch can : the collected stories and other writings