Murakami, Haruki 1949-
Most widely held works about Haruki Murakami
Most widely held works by Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
102 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 21 languages and held by 2,399 libraries worldwide
This magnificent new novel has a similarly extraordinary scope and the same capacity to amaze, entertain, and bewitch the reader. A tour de force of metaphysical reality, it is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom. Their odyssey, as mysterious to them as it is to us, is enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerizing events. Cats and people carry on conversations, a ghostlike pimp employs a Hegel-quoting prostitute, a forest harbors soldiers apparently unaged since World War II, and rainstorms of fish (and worse) fall from the sky. There is a brutal murder, with the identity of both victim and perpetrator a riddle-yet this, along with everything else, is eventually answered, just as the entwined destinies of Kafka and Nakata are gradually revealed, with one escaping his fate entirely and the other given a fresh start on his own.
The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
96 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 1,960 libraries worldwide
While searching for his missing wife, Japanese lawyer Toru Okada has strange experiences and meets strange characters. A woman wants phone sex, a man describes wartime torture, he finds himself at the bottom of a well. Part detective story, part philosophical meditation.
After dark by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
72 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 1,900 libraries worldwide
Two sisters--Eri, a fashion model sleeping her way to oblivion, and Mari, a young student--form the center of a novel that documents a series of encounters--with a jazz trombonist, the manager of a "love hotel" and her maid staff, and a Chinese prostitute brutalized by a businessman client--in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn.
A wild sheep chase by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
111 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 19 languages and held by 1,682 libraries worldwide
It begins simply enough: A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company's advertisement. What he doesn₂t realize is that included in the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes our hero from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan, where he confronts not only the mythological sheep, but the confines of tradition and the demons deep within himself.
Norwegian wood by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
140 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 26 languages and held by 1,669 libraries worldwide
This stunning and elegiac novel by the author of the internationally acclaimed Wind-Up Bird Chronicle has sold over 4 million copies in Japan and is now available to American audiences for the first time. It is sure to be a literary event. Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable. As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman."-- Cover.
What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir by 村上春樹 ( Book )
91 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,568 libraries worldwide
In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and--even more important--on his writing.--From publisher description.
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
70 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 1,448 libraries worldwide
The last surviving victim of an experiment that implanted the subjects' heads with electrodes that decipher coded messages is the unnamed narrator. Half the chapters are set in Tokyo, where the narrator negotiates underground worlds populated by INKlings, dodges opponents of both sides of a raging high-tech infowar, and engages in an affair with a beautiful librarian with a gargantuan appetite. In alternating chapters he tries to reunite with his mind and his shadow, from which he has been severed by the grim, dark "replacement" consciousness implanted in him by a dotty neurophysiologist. Both worlds share the unearthly theme of unicorn skulls that moan and glow.
Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,399 libraries worldwide
"Following the best-selling triumph of Kafka on the Shore-"daringly original," wrote Steven Moore in The Washington Post Book World, "and compulsively readable"--Comes a collection that generously expresses Murakami's mastery. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit his ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and relentlessly entertaining"--P.  of cover.
After the quake : stories by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
45 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories inspired by the January 1995 Kobe earthquake and the poison gas subway attacks two months later takes place between the two disasters and follows the experiences of people who found their normal lives undone by surreal events.
South of the border, west of the sun by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
77 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 21 languages and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
A Japanese novel on a married businessman who has an affair with the girl of his youth. Hajime's relationship with Shimamoto had always been chaste, now they both make up for it--25 years later. By the author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
The sputnik sweetheart : a novel by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
68 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 22 languages and held by 1,266 libraries worldwide
A male college student falls in love with a woman who, over the years, guides him in her travels, and then disappears without trace. Assisting in the search, he goes home to Japan, where he finally achieves a true understanding of his beloved.
Underground by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
45 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,210 libraries worldwide
Covers the 1995 Tokyo Gas Attack, during which agents of a Japanese cult released a gas deadlier than cyanide into the subway system, as documented in interviews with its survivors, perpetrators, and victim family members. In March 1995, agents of a Japanese religious cult attacked the Tokyo subway system with sarin, a gas twenty six times as deadly as cyanide. Attempting to discover why, Murakami conducted hundreds of interviews with the people involved, from the survivors to the perpetrators to the relatives of those who died. Underground is their story in their own voices. Concerned with the fundamental issues that led to the attack as well as these personal accounts, Underground is a document of what happened in Tokyo as well as a warning of what could happen anywhere. This is an enthralling and unique work of nonfiction that is timely, vital, and as brilliantly executed as Murakami's novels. From Haruki Murakami, internationally acclaimed author of the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Norwegian Wood, a work of literary journalism that is as fascinating as it is necessary, as provocative as it is profound. It was a clear spring day, Monday, March 20, 1995, when five members of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo conducted chemical warfare on the Tokyo subway system using sarin, a poison gas twenty-six times as deadly as cyanide. The unthinkable had happened; a major urban transit system had become the target of a terrorist attack. Attempting to discover why, Murakami conducted hundreds of interviews with the people involved, from a subway authority employee with survivor guilt, to a fashion salesman with more venom for the media than for the perpetrators, to a young cult member who vehemently condemns the attack though he has not quit Aum. Through these and many other voices, Murakami exposes intriguing aspects of the Japanese psyche. And, as he discerns the fundamental issues leading to the attack, we achieve a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere. Hauntingly compelling and inescapably important, Underground is a powerful work of journalistic literature from one of the world's most perceptive writers. Concerned with the fundamental issues that led to the attack as well as these personal accounts, Underground is a document of what happened in Tokyo as well as a warning of what could happen anywhere. This is an enthralling and unique work of nonfiction that is timely and vital and as wonderfully executed as Murakami's brilliant novels.
Dance dance dance : a novel by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
83 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 1,175 libraries worldwide
He burst upon the international scene with the wildly acclaimed A Wild Sheep Chase. He quickly came to represent the quirky voice of a new generation of Japanese writers. Now Haruki Murakami gives us his wittiest, boldest, most daring work to date. Dance dance dance continues the extraordinary adventure of an ordinary man. At thirty something, Murakami's nameless hero lives in a hi-tech, high-rise world where old virtues die fast and success is all that matters. He has shared in the glittering city's spoils, and while he has not sold his soul, he knows that something is lacking in his life. Now, in dreams, a mysterious woman weeps softly - for him. Yet, even as he tries to understand why, the voice that beckons is not hers.
The elephant vanishes by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
39 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,132 libraries worldwide
When his novel A Wild Sheep Chase was published in 1989, Haruki Murakami was hailed in The New York Times as "a mythmaker for the millennium, a wiseacre wise man." With Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - his second novel to appear in English - his reputation as one of Japan's boldest writers at work today was firmly secured. Now, with The Elephant Vanishes, we have his first collection of short stories. Murakami renders a world in which an aura of.
Rashōmon and seventeen other stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
"Akutagawa (1892-1927) was one of Japan's foremost stylists - a modernist master whose stories are marked by original imagery, cynicism, beauty and wild humour. Including both famous and little-known works, some translated into English for the first time, this volume reveals Akutagawa in a new light. In his introduction, Haruki Murakami explores Akutagawa's place in Japanese culture and influence on his own writing, while Jay Rubin's translations capture the spirit of the originals."--Cover.
Blind willow, sleeping woman by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Twenty four short stories with an introduction by the author.
トニー滝谷 ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 311 libraries worldwide
A lonely illustrator falls in love with a beautiful woman, and her expensive tastes create problems for them both.
Vintage Murakami by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
28 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 207 libraries worldwide
An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer.
Hear the wind sing by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
37 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke,--1892-1927 Art appreciation Audiobooks Authors, Japanese Biography Businesswomen College students Criticism, interpretation, etc. Detective and mystery stories Drama Fantasy fiction Feature films Fiction Humorous stories Illustrators Japan Japanese fiction Japanese fiction--Heisei period Japanese fiction--Shōwa period Japanese literature Japan--Tokyo Large type books Love stories Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Marathon running Missing persons Models (Persons) Murakami, Haruki,--1949- Oumu Shinrikyō (Religious organization) Parent and child Political fiction Political science Psychological fiction Psychological fiction Psychological fiction, Japanese Runaway teenagers Runners (Sports) Science fiction, Japanese Short stories Short stories, Japanese Sisters Students Teachers Terrorism Translations Travel United States Unrequited love Women novelists
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