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Heim, Michael Henry

Works: 114 works in 516 publications in 5 languages and 22,877 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Autobiographies  History  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Frame stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Contributor, zxx, Other, Honoree, Commentator
Classifications: PG5039.21.U6, 891.8635
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Henry Heim
The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera( Book )

48 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaves story and dream, past and present, and philosophy and poetry in a sardonic and erotic tale of two couples - Tomas and Teresa, and Sabina and her Swiss lover, Gerhart
Homecoming by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child of World War II, Peter Debauer grew up with his mother and scant memories of his father, a victim of war. Now an adult, Peter embarks upon a search for the truth surrounding his mother's unwavering--but shaky--history and the possibility of finding his missing father after all these years
Diary, 1901-1969 by Kornei Chukovskii( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A perceptive literary critic, a world-famous writer of witty and playful verses for children, a leading authority on children's linguistic creativity, and a highly skilled translator, Kornei Chukovsky was a complete man of letters. As benefactor to many writers including Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Iosif Brodsky, he stood for several decades at the very center of the Russian literary milieu. It is no exaggeration to claim that Chukovsky knew everyone involved in shaping the course of twentieth-century Russian literature. His voluminous diary, here translated into English for the first time, begins in pre-revolutionary Russia and spans nearly the entire Soviet era
My century by Günter Grass( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred stories, each named after a year this century. In one, Erich Maria Remarque gives his views on World War I, in another former Nazis reflect on the good old days, while a third is on the fall of the Berlin Wall from a dead woman's point of view
Peeling the onion by Günter Grass( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass remembers his early life, from his boyhood in a cramped two-room apartment in Danzig through the late 1950s, when The Tin Drum was published. During the Second World War, Grass volunteered for the submarine corps at the age of fifteen but was rejected; two years later, in 1944, he was instead drafted into the Waffen-SS. Taken prisoner by American forces as he was recovering from shrapnel wounds, he spent the final weeks of the war in an American POW camp. After the war, Grass resolved to become an artist and moved with his first wife to Paris, where he began to write the novel that would make him famous. Full of the bravado of youth, the rubble of postwar Germany, the thrill of wild love affairs, and the exhilaration of Paris in the early fifties, this book reveals Grass at his most intimate.--From publisher description
The number devil : a mathematical adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annoyed with his math teacher who assigns word problems and won't let him use a calculator, twelve-year-old Robert finds help from the number devil in his dreams. The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration. In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without . As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone-from those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their heads-winds up marveling at what numbers can do. Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a true polymath, the kind of superb intellectual who loves thinking and marshals all of his charm and wit to share his passions with the world. In The Number Devil, he brings together the surreal logic of Alice in Wonderland and the existential geometry of Flatland with the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach it to them
Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clever but poor boy devises a method to recapture the king's stolen goods from the wicked wizard
Talks with T.G. Masaryk by T. G Masaryk( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation by Michael Henry Heim One of Czechoslovakia's most famous authors provides this biography of the country's founder and first president
The island of Crimea : a novel by Vasiliĭ Aksenov( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about Russian character and communist bureaucracy. Provides some satire on Russian and communist motives and values
Too loud a solitude by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hanta has been compacting trash for thirty-five years. Every evening he rescues books from the jaws of his hydraulic press, carries them home, and fills his house with them. Hanta may be an idiot, as his boss calls him, but he is an idiot with a difference--the ability to quote the Talmud, Hegel, and Lao-tzu. In this baroque and winsome tale, Hrabal, celebrates the power and the indestructibility of the written word."--Back cover
In search of melancholy baby by Vasiliĭ Aksenov( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey across the United States, as viewed through the eyes of a Russian writer
The book of laughter and forgetting by Milan Kundera( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970's. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than just its historical implications. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced, reordered and emphasized, newly examined, analyzed and experienced
The joke by Milan Kundera( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een student, die kritiek uit op het communistische regime wordt veroordeeld tot dwangarbeid. Hij neemt later wraak op zijn vriend die hier de hand in had
Jacques and his master : an homage to Diderot in three acts by Milan Kundera( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Blam by Aleksandar Tišma( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jew recounts a World War II massacre in Yugoslavia in which his parents died. Fourteen hundred people were killed in Novi Sad by Hungarian troops and he only escaped thanks to his mother's lover
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but aging writer, follows his wanderlust to Venice in search of spiritual fullfillment that instead leads to his erotic doom"--Jacket
The ministry of pain by Dubravka Ugresic( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced into exile by the breakup of Yugoslavia, Tanja Lucic seeks sanctuary in the Department of Slavonic Language at the University of Amsterdam, where she and her fellow displaced students struggle to confront memories of their homeland
The essential plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chekhov's plays are both widely read as literature and constantly performed, giving them unsurpassed ubiquity. Gathered here -- in a superb new translation by one of the best, and best-known, contemporary translators -- are Chekhov's four masterpieces: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard
The Third wave : Russian literature in emigration by Olga Matich( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un Babel fericit by Michael Henry Heim( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Romanian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The unbearable lightness of being
HomecomingDiary, 1901-1969My centuryPeeling the onionThe number devil : a mathematical adventureTalks with T.G. MasarykToo loud a solitudeThe joke
Alternative Names
Heim, M.H.

Heim, Michael

Heim, Michael 1943-

Heim, Michael 1943-2012

Heim, Michael H.

Heim, Michael H. 1943-2012

Heim, Michael (Michael Henry), 1943-2012

Khaĭm, Maĭkl Khenri

Michael Henry Heim American scholar and literary translator

Michael Henry Heim Amerikaans vertaler (1943-2012)

Хайм, Майкл Хенри

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