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Heller, Joseph

Works: 300 works in 2,057 publications in 27 languages and 62,205 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Satire  War stories  Religious fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Short stories  Fictional autobiographies 
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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Catch-22, a novel by Joseph Heller( Book )

644 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 23 languages and held by 12,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base
Something happened by Joseph Heller( Book )

167 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 3,685 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
Good as Gold by Joseph Heller( Book )

102 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,476 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
Closing time : a novel by Joseph Heller( Book )

101 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 3,316 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 )

110 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Biblical David lies on his death-bed he looks back on his own, crowded life and tells all
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller( Recording )

78 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. The hero is a bobardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and fuious because thousands of people he hasn'e 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 )

59 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,913 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 1,673 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 )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,509 WorldCat member 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
Catch as catch can : the collected stories and other writings by Joseph Heller( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,166 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 479 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
Catch-22, a dramatization by Joseph Heller( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bomber crew in Italy during WWII is caught in the paradoxes of war
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 )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 297 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
Closing time by Joseph Heller( Recording )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 226 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 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No laughing matter by Joseph Heller( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 72 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

Now and then : from Coney Island to here by Joseph Heller( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 63 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
Yossarian slept here : when Joseph Heller was dad, the Apthorp was home, and life was a Catch-22 by Erica Heller( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The daughter of author Joseph Heller shares the story of her childhood, marked by her father's fame, her parents' acrimonious divorce, and their unconventional parenting choices, in a lighthearted personal account that includes coverage of such topics as a summer at the Beverly Hills Hotel and her father's celebrity friendships
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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


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