WorldCat Identities

Murakami, Ryū 1952-

Works: 416 works in 1,481 publications in 16 languages and 9,359 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Drama  Bildungsromans  History  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Horror films  Dystopian fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Editor, Other
Classifications: PL856.U696, 895.635
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ryū Murakami
In the miso soup by Ryū Murakami( Book )

46 editions published between 1019 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is just before New Year's. Frank, an overweight American tourist, has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo's sleazy nightlife on three successive evenings. But Frank's behavior is so strange that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion: that his new client is in fact the serial killer currently terrorizing the city. It isn't until the second night, however, in a scene that will shock you and make you laugh and make you hate yourself for laughing, that Kenji learns exactly how much he has to fear and how irrevocably his encounter with this great white whale of an American will change his life. Kenji's intimate knowledge of Tokyo's sex industry, his thoughtful observations and wisecracks about the emptiness and hypocrisy of contemporary Japan, and his insights into the shockingly widespread phenomena of "compensated dating" and selling it among Japanese schoolgirls, give us plenty to think about on every page. Kenji is our likable, if far from innocent, guide to the inferno of violence and evil into which he unwillingly descends - and from which only Jun, his sixteen-year-old, can possibly save him
69 : sixty-nine by Ryū Murakami( Book )

67 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year in the life of a high school student in 1960s Japan
Piercing by Ryū Murakami( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kawashima Masayuki is a successful graphic designer living in Tokyo with his loving wife, Yoko, and their baby girl. Outwardly, their lives are a picture of happiness and contentment, but every night while his wife sleeps Kawashima creeps from his bed and watches over the baby's crib with an ice pick in his hand and an almost visceral desire to use it. One particular night, as this struggle unfolds once more, Kawashima makes a decision to confront his demons, and sets into motion an uncontrollable chain of events seeming to lead inexorably to murder
Coin locker babies by Ryū Murakami( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two babies abandoned in a locker at a railroad station. They grow up to represent the darker side of Japanese youth, lacking tradition and religion. One brother becomes a male prostitute, then a rock star, the other goes to jail and becomes involved in a plot to poison Tokyo. By the author of 69
Audition by Ryū Murakami( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this thriller from the best-selling Japanese author, a widower stages an open casting call with his filmmaker friend to attract the perfect wife and is taken in by a striking young ballerina with a mysterious past. Original
Almost transparent blue by Ryū Murakami( Book )

62 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel chronicles the drug underground of artists, prostitutes, and black American servicemen in Japan during the late 1960's
Popular hits of the Showa era by Ryū Murakami( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a "gang war" between six aimless youths and six tough, independent career women battling for control of a Tokyo neighborhood and exacting revenge when one of them succumbs to a lethal ambush
From the fatherland, with love by Ryū Murakami( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Fatherland, with Love is set in an alternative, dystopian present in which the dollar has collapsed and Japan's economy has fallen along with it. The North Korean government, sensing an opportunity, sends a fleet of?rebels' in the first land invasion that Japan has ever faced. Japan can't cope with the surprise onslaught of?Operation From the Fatherland, with Love'. But the terrorist Ishihara and his band of renegade youths? once dedicated to upsetting the Japanese government? turn their deadly attention to the North Korean threat. They will not allow Fukuoka to fall without
Michiko Kon : still lifes by Michiko Kon( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ōdishon = Audition by Takashi Miike( Visual )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition for a phony film, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all and the widower becomes drawn into her sadistic and vengeful world
Lignes by Bruno Letort( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raffuruzu Hoteru = Raffles Hotel by Ryū Murakami( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moeko, une actrice aussi émouvante qu'antipathique qui sombre peu à peu dans la folie, Kariya, un ancien correspondant de guerre, et Takeo, un jeune guide touristique venu chercher fortune à Singapour, assemblent peu à peu les pièces d'un puzzle onirique autour de la figure centrale du célèbre hôtel Raffles, symbole d'un monde nostalgique où se croisent des existences vécues ou peut-être rêvées.--[Memento]
Kyoko : roman by Ryū Murakami( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo decadence by Ryū Murakami( Visual )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the most lavish penthouses, visible only though the keyholes, there exists a dangerous and erotic world. High-paid prostitutes who specialize in high-stakes games make the rounds. The richer the client, the wilder the ride. When fantasy gets too rough for one young call-girl, escaping becomes her reality
Kibō no kuni no ekusodasu by Ryū Murakami( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Line by Ryū Murakami( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junko, Yasuko, Akemi et les autres : un roman polyphonique où se déroulent inexorablement les destins d'êtres enfermés dans leurs solitudes et qui n'ont que leurs désespoirs à échanger. Kaléidoscope de souffrances, de cauchemars, de paranoïas et de violence meurtrière
La guerre commence au-delà de la mer : roman by Ryū Murakami( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyōseichū by Ryū Murakami( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les bébés de la consigne automatique : roman by Ryū Murakami( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hahi et Kiku, deux bébés abandonnés dans une consigne de gare, passent leur petite enfance dans un orphelinat. On suit en parallèle les destins des deux frères, décrivant le mécanisme qui les pousse à revivre sans cesse le traumatisme de leur enfance, racontant comment ces enfants purs et attachants passent du statut de victimes à celui de bourreaux." [Source : 4e de couv., tirage 2010]
Thanatos by Ryū Murakami( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un photographe japonais installé à Cuba sert d'interprète à une de ses compatriotes. Cette femme, très belle, qui fut actrice à Paris, lui raconte son histoire et sa rencontre avec le Maître avec qui elle noua des relations intenses fondées sur le plaisir et la soumission. Ce roman forme avec "Ectasy" et "Melancholia" une trilogie nommée "Monologues sur le plaisir, la lassitude et la mort."
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In the miso soup
69 : sixty-ninePiercingCoin locker babiesAuditionAlmost transparent bluePopular hits of the Showa eraFrom the fatherland, with loveMichiko Kon : still lifes
Alternative Names
Cunshang, Long 1952-

Murakami, Ri︠u︡

Murakami, Rjú

Murakami, Rjú 1952-

Murakami, Ryū

Murakami, Ryū 1952-

Murakami, Ryūnosuke.

Murakami, Ryūnosuke 1952-

Murakamii, Ryû

Rjú Murakami

Rjú Murakami japonský spisovatel, scenárista a režisér

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Ryū Murakami Japanese writer

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Ryu Murakami scriitor japonez

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Ryû, Murakamii

Ryu Mwrakamï

Ryūnosuke Murakami 1952-...

Μουρακάμι, Ριου

Мураками, Рю

Мураками, Рю 1952-

Рю Мураками

Рю Мураками 1952-

Рю Мураками японский писатель

Рю Муракамі

Рју Мураками

ריו מורקמי סופר יפני

ريو موراكامي كاتب ومؤلف ياباني

ريۋ مۋراكامىي

ریو موراكامی

รีว มุระกะมิ

რიუ მურაკამი

무라카미, 류

무라카미, 류 1952-

무라카미 류노스케 1952-

촌상룡 1952-

촌상룡지조 1952-

촌상용 1952-

むらかみりゅう 1952-

むらかみりゅうのすけ 1952-

ムラカミ, リュウ

ムラカミ, リュウ 1952-

村上, 龍

村上 龍 1952-....

村上 龍之介 1952-....

村上, 龍之助 1952-


村上龍 1952-

村上龍之助 1952-