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Heim, Michael Henry

Works: 96 works in 491 publications in 5 languages and 22,518 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  Short stories  Political fiction  History  Juvenile works  Frame stories  Novels 
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 )

49 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon, a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals--while her other lover, earnest, faithful, and good, stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities. In a world where lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and fortuitous events, and everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance, its weight. Hence we feel "the unbearable lightness of being."
Homecoming by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,764 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
My century by Günter Grass( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,698 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
Diary, 1901-1969 by Korneĭ Chukovskiĭ( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,672 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
Peeling the onion by Günter Grass( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir that evokes Grass' modest upbringing in Danzig, his time as a boy soldier fighting the Russians and concludes with the writing of his masterpiece, "The Tin Drum", in Paris
The number devil : a mathematical adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,104 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
Talks with T.G. Masaryk by T. G Masaryk( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never have two such important world figures collaborated in a biography: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850--1937), the original philosopher-president who founded Czechoslovakia in 1918, and Karel Čapek (1890--1938), the leading Czech writer of the time. Čapek interviewed Masaryk over a number of years and produced a single narrative that tells Masaryk's incredible story in a voice as ordinary yet magical as the best of Čapek's fictional characters. The result is a biographical work like no other, in form or in content
The island of Crimea : a novel by Vasiliĭ Aksenov( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 661 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 )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 641 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 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey across the United States, as viewed through the eyes of a Russian writer
Dancing lessons for the advanced in age by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Czech novel written in one long sentence. Its protagonist is an old shoemaker who approaches several women on a beach and proceeds to regale them with stories from his life, some wise, some funny, some wicked. By the author of Closely Watched Trains
The joke by Milan Kundera( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first novel by the author of "Immortality", which won "The Independent" Award for Foreign Fiction in 1991. Milan Kundera is also the author of "The Book of Laughter and Fogetting."
The book of laughter and forgetting by Milan Kundera( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes and examines various aspects of human existence through seven integrated stories
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 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Blam by Aleksandar Tišma( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 468 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 )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 404 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 Ugrešić( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 401 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 )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because Chekhov's plays convey the universally recognizable, sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic, frustrations of decent people trying to make sense of their lives, they remain as fresh and vigorous as when they were written a century ago. Gathered here in superb new renderings by one of the most highly regarded translators of our time--versions that have been staged throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain--are Chekhov's four essential masterpieces for the theater
A guest in my own country : a Hungarian life by György Konrád( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When George Konrad was eleven, he, his sister, and two cousins fled to Budapest from the Hungarian countryside the day before deportations swept through his hometown. Ultimately, they were the only Jewish children of the town to survive the Holocaust." "A Guest in My Own Country recalls the life of one of Eastern Europe's most accomplished modern writers, beginning with his survival during the final months of World War II to the beginnings of a remarkable career in letters and politics. Offering descriptions of both his private and public life in Budapest, New York, and Berlin, Konrad reflects on his role in the Hungarian Uprising, the notion of "internal emigration"--The fate of many writers who, like Konrad, refused to leave the Eastern Bloc under socialism - and other complexities of European identity. To read A Guest in My Own Country is to experience the recent history of East-Central Europe from the inside."--Jacket
The Third wave : Russian literature in emigration by Olga Matich( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The unbearable lightness of being
HomecomingMy centuryDiary, 1901-1969Peeling the onionThe number devil : a mathematical adventureTalks with T.G. MasarykToo loud a solitudeDancing lessons for the advanced in age
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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