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Heller, Joseph

Overview
Works: 202 works in 1,706 publications in 24 languages and 63,019 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Satire  Religious fiction  Drama  Study guides  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Black humor  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Interviewee, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3558.E476, 813.54
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Catch-22, a novel by Joseph Heller( Book )
599 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 12,320 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 )
129 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 3,751 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 )
95 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,612 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 )
72 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,397 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 )
80 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 3,001 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( Sound Recording )
70 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,129 libraries worldwide
Set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. The hero is a bobardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and fuious because thousands of people he hasn'e 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 )
51 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 1,989 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 )
35 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 1,716 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 2006 in 7 languages and held by 1,483 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 )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,274 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
Catch-22, a dramatization by Joseph Heller( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
A bomber crew in Italy during WWII is caught in the paradoxes of war
Sex and the single girl by Richard Quine( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 267 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( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 246 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
A world of ideas ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 182 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( visu )
39 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Life in an American bomber squadron on a small island off the coast of Italy during the closing months of World War II
A portrait of the artist, as an old man by Joseph Heller( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Was geschah mit Slocum? : Roman by Joseph Heller( Book )
22 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Roman om hvorledes kynisk karrierejagt i et moderne amerikansk gigantfirma totalt dominerer de ansattes privatliv
Clevinger's trial (from Catch-22); a play in one act by Joseph Heller( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
No laughing matter by Joseph Heller( Book )
22 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 57 libraries worldwide
MEMOIR It all began one typical day in the life of Joe Heller. He was jogging four miles at a clip these days, working on his novel God Knows, coping with the complications of an unpleasant divorce, and pigging out once or twice a week on Chinese food with cronies like Mel Brooks, Mario Puzo, and his buddy of more than twenty years, Speed Vogel. He was feeling perfectly fine that day -- but within twenty-four hours he would be in intensive care at Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital. He would remain hospitalized for nearly six months and leave in a wheelchair. Joseph Heller had Guillain-BarrE syndrome, a debilitating, sometimes fatal condition that can leave its victims paralyzed from head to toe. The clan gathered immediately. Speed -- sometime artist, sometime businessman, sometime herring taster, and now a coauthor -- moved into Joe's apartment as messenger, servant, and shaman. Mel Brooks, arch-hypochondriac of the Western world, knew as much about Heller's condition as the doctors. Mario Puzo, author of the preeminent gangster novel of our time, proved to be the most reluctant man ever to be dragged along on a hospital visit. These and lots of others rallied around the sickbed in a show of loyalty and friendship that not only built a wild and spirited camaraderie but helped bring Joe Heller, writer and buddy extraordinaire, through his greatest crisis. This book is an inspiring, hilarious memoir of a calamitous illness and the rocky road to recuperation -- as only the author of Catch-22 and the friend who helped him back to health could tell it. No Laughing Matter is as wacky, terrifying, and great-hearted as any fiction Joseph Heller ever wrote
Joseph Heller's Catch-22 by Joseph Heller( Book )
5 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cheller, Dž 1923-1999
Cheller, Džozef 1923-1999
Helers, Džozefs 1923-1999
Heller, J.
Heller, Joe.
Heller, Joseph
Heller, Joseph 1923-
Heller, Joseph 1923-1999
Jeller, Dzhozef 1923-1999
Хеллер, Джозеф
Хеллер, Джозеф 1923-1999
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
ヘラー, ジョーゼフ
Languages
English (930)
Polish (86)
German (78)
Czech (33)
Italian (32)
Spanish (32)
Swedish (29)
Danish (29)
Dutch (20)
French (19)
Hungarian (14)
Japanese (12)
Russian (11)
Hebrew (7)
Portuguese (6)
Norwegian (6)
Romanian (5)
Finnish (4)
Slovenian (4)
Slovak (4)
Korean (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Bulgarian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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