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Heim, Michael Henry

Works: 99 works in 470 publications in 5 languages and 22,640 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  History  Political fiction  Juvenile works  Frame stories  Novels  Black humor 
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 )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,848 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 )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,747 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 )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,713 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 Undetermined and held by 1,341 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,114 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
In search of melancholy baby by Vasiliĭ Aksenov( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey across the United States, as viewed through the eyes of a Russian writer
Too loud a solitude by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 600 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
The joke by Milan Kundera( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and held by 565 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 island of Crimea : a novel by Vasiliĭ Aksenov( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about Russian character and communist bureaucracy. Provides some satire on Russian and communist motives and values
Dancing lessons for the advanced in age by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 538 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 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

"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 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 447 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 386 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 Third wave : Russian literature in emigration by Olga Matich( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ministry of pain by Dubravka Ugrešić( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 379 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
A guest in my own country : a Hungarian life by György Konrád( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 342 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
Diary, 1901-1969 by Korneĭ Chukovskiĭ( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 316 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
The essential plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 297 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
Talks with T.G. Masaryk by T. G Masaryk( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 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 Capek (1890-1938), the leading Czech writer of the time
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The unbearable lightness of being
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 (211)

Romanian (3)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Czech (1)

HomecomingMy centuryPeeling the onionThe number devil : a mathematical adventureToo loud a solitudeThe jokeDancing lessons for the advanced in ageJacques and his master : an homage to Diderot in three acts