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Heller, Joseph

Works: 315 works in 2,195 publications in 29 languages and 62,201 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  War fiction  Satire  Psychological fiction  Drama  Religious fiction  War stories  Biography  Biographies  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3558.E476, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Joseph Heller
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Most widely held works by Joseph Heller
Catch-22, a novel by Joseph Heller( Book )

684 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 23 languages and held by 12,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him
Something happened by Joseph Heller( Book )

175 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 3,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Slocum, an average, middle-aged man with a good job, slowly becomes more and more unhappy with the routine of his life
Good as Gold by Joseph Heller( Book )

119 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gold accepts a government post in Washington, considers leaving his wife, and all the while he is also searching for material to write his book on the Jewish experience in America, without realizing he is going through that experience
Closing time : a novel by Joseph Heller( Book )

110 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 3,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sequel to Catch-22, the 1961 humorous bestseller about a group of American airmen during World War II. The novel follows many of the same characters in their current escapades--mainly to do with selling defense equipment to the Pentagon. In addition, there are their views on the decline of America
God knows by Joseph Heller( Book )

115 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Biblical David lies on his death-bed he looks back on his own, crowded life and tells all
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller( Recording )

88 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy, a bombadier named Yossarian is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt
Picture this by Joseph Heller( Book )

63 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Rembrandt is creating his famous painting of Aristotle contemplating the bust of Homer, Aristotle is soon able to see and hear. As the masterpiece makes its way through history, Aristotle's complicated mind finds unanswerable dilemmas
We bombed in New Haven; a play by Joseph Heller( Book )

47 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-war drama using device of play within play in which actors are seen performing as military airmen
Portrait of an artist, as an old man by Joseph Heller( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his final novel, Heller, through the personna of Eugene Pota, portrays the life of a novelist whose first novel was his biggest ever but who still feels a need to write yet another and so consults everyone from his agent to his wife, to his editor, to old lovers, and considers the lives and works of many other novelists along the way
Catch as catch can : the collected stories and other writings by Joseph Heller( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before there was a Catch-22, before there was even a Catch-18 (the novel's original title), Joseph Heller had begun sharpening his skills as a writer, searching for the voice that would best express the peculiarly wry view that he held of the world. Starting in 1945, with the publication in Story magazine of the short story "I Don't Love You Anymore," Heller began to reach out to an audience of readers damaged and disillusioned by their experiences during World War, II. That story dealt with the return home of an American soldier who was having more than a little trouble adjusting. The stories published following this debut continued to reflect people at odds with the world around them, usually featuring the "little guy," the "underdog," the "average Joe" who beats the odds by surviving in a generally hostile and unwelcoming world. Written in what is termed the "New York Style," his were stories of urban naturalism, realistic and straightforward, emulating the work of such writers as Irwin Shaw, William Saroyan, John O'Hara, and -- perhaps most especially -- Nelson Algren. For Heller, writing these stories was a part of the learning process, his education on how to get across his own point of view, leading up to the publication of his masterpiece, Catch-22. Of the stories in this collection, thirteen were written before 1961, when Catch-22 was published; of those, five have never before been published. After Catch-22, Heller forsook the short story form. Though five stories were published after 1961, one -- "World Full of Great Cities"--Was actually written in 1949, three of the other four are spin-offs of Catch-22, and one is a preview of Closing Time. Rounding out this collection of the complete published short writings of Joseph Heller are a short play and several nonfiction pieces, mostly related to Catch-22
The Best short plays( )

in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American mystery stories 2014( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of top-selected mystery writing from the past year is culled from a variety of respected sources and offers insight into evolving genre trends
Sex and the single girl by Richard Quine( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snoopy tabloid magazine editor Bob Weston wants to know if author Helen Gurley Brown based her book on, as he believes, personal research. He tries to parley an interview with the author who made headlines and sales. So he decides to get very personal to find out for himself
Closing time by Joseph Heller( Recording )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel, Milo Minderbinder, Yossarian, the chaplain, and little Sammy Singer come to the end of their lives and the end of the century, all linked, this time, to an uneasy peace and old age. Here they fight not the Germans, but The End
Catch-22; a dramatization based on the novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yossarian is a hero endlessly inventive in his schemes to save his skin from the horrible chances of war, and his efforts are perfectly understandable because as he furiously scrambles, thousands of people he hasn't even met are trying to kill him
A world of ideas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In wide-ranging conversations, thirteen celebrated literary figures from six nations discuss their work, politics, morals, and the future of American society
Catch-22 by Mike Nichols( Visual )

51 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A United States airman tries to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II airbase
Clevinger's trial (from Catch-22); a play in one act by Joseph Heller( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre of the absurd : Luigi Pirandello : Six characters in search of an author( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the play by Luigi Pirandello that seeks to distinguish between dramatic reality and dramatic illusion. In Pirandello's view, man begins as nothing in particular and then takes on some pattern by assuming a role. All roles are disguises, and life an endless comedy of illusion reduced, in the final analysis, to absurdity
No laughing matter by Joseph Heller( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Amerikaanse schrijver beschrijft zijn ervaringen als lijder aan het Guillain-Barré syndroom, aangevuld met impressies van een goede vriend
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.19 for A world of ... to 0.54 for Clevinger' ...)

Catch-22, a novel
Alternative Names
Cheller, Dž 1923-1999

Cheller, Džozef 1923-1999

Džozefs Hellers

Helers, Džozefs 1923-1999

Heller, J.

Heller, Joe

Heller Joseph

Heller, Joseph 1923-

Heller, Joseph 1923-1999

Iosephus Heller

Jeller, Dzhozef 1923-1999

Joseph Heller American author

Joseph Heller Amerikaans schrijver

Joseph Heller amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

Joseph Heller amerikansk manusförfattare och författare

Joseph Heller amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

Joseph Heller amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Joseph Heller écrivain américain

Joseph Heller pisarz amerykański

Joseph Heller scrittore statunitense

Joseph Heller US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Джозеф Геллер американський письменник-сатирик, сценарист, драматург

Джозеф Хеллер

Джоузеф Хелър

Хеллер, Дж. 1923-1999

Хеллер, Джозеф

Хеллер, Джозеф 1923-1999

Хеллер, Джозеф американский прозаик-романист

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ג'וזף הלר

הליר, ג'וזף 1923-1999

הלר, ג׳וזף

הלר, ג'וזף 1923-1999

העליר, ג'וזף 1923-1999

העללער, ג'וזף 1923-1999

העלער, ג'וזף 1923-1999

جوزف هلر

جوزف هلر نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

جوزيف هيلر

جوزيف هيلر مؤلف أمريكي

জোসেফ হেলার

ਜੋਸਫ਼ ਹੈੱਲਰ

조지프 헬러

헬러, 조셉 1923-1999

헬러, 조지프 1923-1999

헬러, 죠셉 1923-1999


ヘラー, ジョーゼフ


Something happenedGood as GoldClosing time : a novelGod knowsCatch-22Picture thisPortrait of an artist, as an old manCatch as catch can : the collected stories and other writings