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Heim, Michael Henry

Works: 98 works in 498 publications in 5 languages and 23,145 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  History  Political fiction  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Short stories  Frame stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Contributor, zxx, Other, Commentator, Honoree
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 2,839 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 1,741 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 1,691 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 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the candid commentary of a brilliant observer who documents fifty years of Soviet literary activity and the personal predicament of the writer under a totalitarian regime." "From detailed descriptions of meetings and friendships with such major literary figures as Anna Akhmatova, Maxim Gorky, and Isaak Babel to accounts of the wearying struggle with obtuse and hostile censorship, from the heartbreaking story of the death of the daughter who had inspired countless stories to candid political statements, the extraordinary diary of Kornei Chukovsky is a unique account of the twentieth-century Russian experience."--Jacket
Peeling the onion by Günter Grass( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,311 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 1,106 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( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 980 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
Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clever but poor boy devises a method to recapture the king's stolen goods from the wicked wizard
The island of Crimea : a novel by Vasiliĭ Aksenov( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 660 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 638 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 623 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 572 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 559 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
The book of laughter and forgetting by Milan Kundera( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the seven connected sections of this ... novel, different facets of the human comedy are maginified and reduced, reordered and undelrined. We meet seemingly disparate characters: a lonely waitress in exile in a foreign country trying to retrive her left-behind diaries fromher vengeful and senile mother-in-law ... a student who gives up the promise of consummation with a long-pursued mistress for an evenign with a group of poets discussing love ... a borrowed fur cap on the head of a Czech Communist Party hero, all that remains officially of its otherwise expunged and obliterated owner ... two Americn students at a European summer school who, giving an oral report on Ionesco, ascend to heaven ... a flock of ostriches in a zoo who comment profoundly on the nature of writers ... But all of tehm come together in unexpected combinations and unsuspected disguises. And Kundera himself ... appears not only as the author but also as a character in his own fiction, and his autobiography becomes the political history of postwar Czechoslovakia"--Cover
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 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Blam by Aleksandar Tišma( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 465 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 402 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"--Dust jacket
The ministry of pain by Dubravka Ugrešić( 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 390 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 )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 384 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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English (238)

Romanian (3)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Czech (1)