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Heim, Michael Henry

Works: 122 works in 582 publications in 5 languages and 24,879 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories  History  Political fiction  Autobiographies  Personal correspondence  Frame stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Contributor, zxx, Other, tra, Commentator, Honoree, Author of introduction
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 )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,817 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
Diary, 1901-1969 by Korneĭ Chukovskiĭ( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,948 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
Homecoming by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,638 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 )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,636 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
Chekhov by Henri Troyat( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index included. This book was originally published in France under the title "Tchekhov."
Peeling the onion by Günter Grass( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,277 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 )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,074 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 726 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 654 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 651 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
Talks with T.G. Masaryk by T. G Masaryk( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 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
In search of melancholy baby by Vasiliĭ Aksenov( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 610 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 )

20 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes and examines various aspects of human existence through seven integrated stories
Dancing lessons for the advanced in age by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 576 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 )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of thwarted love and revenge miscarried
Jacques and his master : an homage to Diderot in three acts by Milan Kundera( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Blam by Aleksandar Tišma( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 473 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, and seven other stories by Thomas Mann( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 422 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 essential plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 399 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 ministry of pain by Dubravka Ugrešić( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 399 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
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The unbearable lightness of being
Diary, 1901-1969HomecomingMy centuryPeeling the onionThe number devil : a mathematical adventureToo loud a solitudeTalks with T.G. MasarykDancing 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)

Michael Henry Heim traducteur américain

Michael Henry Heim traductor estadounidense

Michael Henry Heim traductor estatunidenc

Michael Henry Heim traductor estauxunidense (1943–2012)

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English (249)

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German (1)

Italian (1)

Czech (1)