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Murakami, Haruki 1949-

Overview
Works: 1,462 works in 5,251 publications in 32 languages and 69,764 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  Novellas  Biography  Political fiction  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, 001, Interviewee, Scribe
Classifications: PL856.U673, 895.635
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Most widely held works by Haruki Murakami
After dark by Haruki Murakami( Book )

78 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,048 WorldCat member 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
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Book )

88 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 2,916 WorldCat member 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
Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami( Book )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 2,741 WorldCat member 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
Colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

55 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The new novel--a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan--from the internationally acclaimed author, his first since IQ84"--
The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami( Book )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Thai and held by 2,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having quit his job, Toru Okada is enjoying a pleasant stint as a "house husband", listening to music and arranging the dry cleaning and doing the cooking - until his cat goes missing, his wife becomes distant and begins acting strangely, and he starts meeting enigmatic people with fantastic life stories. They involve him in a world of psychics, shared dreams, out-of-body experiences, and shaman-like powers, and tell him stories from Japan's war in Manchuria, about espionage on the border with Mongolia, the battle of Nomonhan, the killing of the animals in Hsin-ching's zoo, and the fate of Japanese prisoners-of-war in the Soviet camps in Siberia
Norwegian wood by Haruki Murakami( Book )

110 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norwegian Wood is a simple coming-of-age tale, primarily set in 1969-70. The political upheavals and student strikes of the period form the backdrop. But the focus here is the young Watanabe's love affairs, and the pain and pleasure and attendant losses of growing up. The collapse of a romance which is one among many, leaves him in a shambles
A wild sheep chase by Haruki Murakami( Book )

95 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,121 WorldCat member 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
South of the border, west of the sun by Haruki Murakami( Book )

125 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful Japanese nightclub owner, husband, and father risks everything to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart
The sputnik sweetheart : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

82 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scenario is as simple as it is uncomfortable: a college student falls in love (once and for all, despite everything that transpires afterward) with a classmate whose devotion to Kerouac and an untidy writerly life precludes any personal commitments -- until she meets a considerably older and far more sophisticated businesswoman. It is through this wormhole that she enters Murakami's surreal yet humane universe, to which she serves as guide both for us and for her frustrated suitor, now a teacher. In the course of her travels from parochial Japan through Europe and ultimately to an island off the coast of Greece, she disappears without a trace, leaving only lineaments of her fate: computer accounts of bizarre events and stories within stories. The teacher, summoned to assist in the search for her, experiences his own ominous, haunting visions, which lead him nowhere but home to Japan -- and there, under the expanse of deep space and the still-orbiting Sputnik, he finally achieves a true understanding of his beloved
After the quake : stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over de gevolgen voor gewone mensen van de aardbeving in Kobe en de gifgasaanval in de metro van Tokio in 1995
Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member 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"--Page 2 of cover
Dance dance dance : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

86 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And still he dreams. Bizarre dreams that propel him down byways of his life in search of ...? His is a strange odyssey: en route, a thirteen-year-old girl, distressingly beautiful and clairvoyant, is his constant companion; a classmate, now oozing charm on TV soaps, grapples with murder; a lady of the night becomes his guardian angel; and an eccentric Sheep Man materializes to counsel and cajole. What's a fellow to do? Dance. You gotta dance as long as the music plays. And dance is what our hero does ... in the most unexpected ways!
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Japanese by: Alfred Birnbaum. Tranlation of: "Sekai no owari to hado-boirudo wandarando."
The strange library : 107 by Haruki Murakami( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a fantastical illustrated short novel, three people imprisoned in a nightmarish library plot their escape
Wind/Pinball : two novels by Haruki Murakami( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The debut short novels--nearly thirty years out of print-- by the internationally acclaimed writer, newly retranslated and in one English-language volume for the first time, with a new introduction by the author. These first major works of fiction by Haruki Murakami center on two young men--an unnamed narrator and his friend and former roommate, the Rat. Powerful, at times surreal, stories of loneliness, obsession, and eroticism, these novellas bear all the hallmarks of Murakami's later books, giving us a fascinating insight into a great writer's beginnings, and are remarkable works of fiction in their own right. Here too is an exclusive essay by Murakami in which he explores and explains his decision to become a writer. Prequels to the much-beloved classics A Wild Sheep Chase and Dance Dance Dance, these early works are essential reading for Murakami completists and contemporary fiction lovers alike"--
Underground by Haruki Murakami( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,274 WorldCat member 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
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsukuru Tazaki's life was irreparably changed when his relationships with his high school best friends became severed during Tsukuru's college days. Now at 35, Tsukuru's girlfriend Sara suggested to Tsukuru to go and talk to these high school friends in person to mend the relationships, and to discover the real reason behind the friends' decision to reject Tsukuru. Tsukuru visited his friends in Nagoya and Finland one by one, and uncovers the real reason as to why their relations were broken off
Rashōmon and seventeen other stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member 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
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member 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
After dark by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and German and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn, the novel features two sisters--Eri, a fashion model slumbering her way into oblivion, and Mari, a young student soon led from solitary reading at an anonymous Denny's toward people whose lives are radically alien to her own: a jazz trombonist who claims they've met before, a burly female "love hotel" manager and her maid staff, and a Chinese prostitute savagely brutalized by a businessman
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
1Q84
Alternative Names
Cun shang Chun shu 1949-

Cunshang , Chunshu

Cunshang, Chunshu 1949-

Haruki , Murakami

Harüki, Mürakami 1949-

Haruki Murakami écrivain japonais

Haruki Murakami escritor e tradutor xaponés

Haruki Murakami escritor y traductor japonés

Haruki Murakami Japanese author, novelist

Haruki Murakami japanischer Autor

Haruki Murakami Japans auteur

Haruki Murakami japāņu rakstnieks

Haruki Murakami Japonský spisovatel

Haruki Murakami pisarz japoński

Haruki Murakami scrittore, traduttore e saggista giapponese

Kharüki, Mürakami 1949-

Mourakami, Charouki

Murakami, Charuki 1949-

Murakami H. 1949-

Murakami, Haruki

Mūrākāmī, Hārūkī 1949-

Murakami Haruki japán író, műfordító

Murakami, Kharuki

Murakami, Kharuki 1949-

Muwrakamıy, Xaruwkıy 1949-

Mwrakamy, Xarwky 1949-

Sun Šang, Cun Šu 1949-

Xarwkï Mwrakamï

Μουρακαμι, Χαρουκι

Χαρούκι Μουρακάμι Ιάπωνας συγγραφέας

Мураками, Х 1949-

Мураками, Х. (Харуки), 1949-

Мураками, Харуки

Мураками, Харуки 1949-

Муракамі, Харукi

Муракамі, Харукі

Мүраками Харүки

Мүраками, Харүки, 1949-

Харуки Мураками

Харуки Мураками 1949-

Харуки Мураками японский писатель и переводчик

Харукі Муракамі

Հարուկի Մուրակամի

Մուրակամի, Հարուկի

הארוקי מורקמי

מוּרַקַמי, הַרוּקי

מורקמי, הרוקי 1949-

حارۋكىي مۋراكامىي

موراكامي, هاروكي

هاروكي موراكامي

هاروکی موراکامی

ھاروکی موراکامی

हारुकी मुराकामी

হারুকি মুরাকামি

ਹਰੂਕੀ ਮੁਰਾਕਾਮੀ

હારુકી મુરાકામી જાપાનીઝ લેખક, નવલકથાકાર

ஹருகி முராகாமி

ഹരൂക്കി മുറകാമി

มูราคามิ, ฮารูกิ

ฮะรุกิ มุระกะมิ

ဟာရူကီ မူရာကာမီ

ჰარუკი მურაკამი

무라까미 하루끼 1949-

무라카미, 하루키

무라카미, 하루키 1949-

촌상춘수 1949-

ムラカミ, ハルキ

ムラカミ, ハルキ 1949-

村上, 春樹

村上 春樹 1949-....

村上春樹

村上春樹 1949-

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1Q84Kafka on the shoreThe wind-up bird chronicleNorwegian woodA wild sheep chaseSouth of the border, west of the sunThe sputnik sweetheart : a novelAfter the quake : stories