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Murakami, Haruki 1949-

Overview
Works: 1,490 works in 4,713 publications in 27 languages and 59,800 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Biography  Drama  Love stories  Experimental fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler, 001, Interviewee
Classifications: PL856.U673, 895.635
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Haruki Murakami
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
95 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 22 languages and held by 3,653 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 ( Book )
67 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,918 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
Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
42 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,850 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
The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
47 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 2,562 WorldCat member 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
Norwegian wood by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
66 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,250 WorldCat member 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
A wild sheep chase by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
44 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,852 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
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Translated from the Japanese by: Alfred Birnbaum.Tranlation of: "Sekai no owari to hado-boirudo wandarando"
After the quake : stories by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member 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
The sputnik sweetheart : a novel by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
39 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,428 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
South of the border, west of the sun by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
26 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,405 WorldCat member 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
Dance dance dance : a novel by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
41 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,404 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!
Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,359 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"--P. [2] of cover
Underground by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 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
Rashōmon and seventeen other stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa ( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 810 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
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage : a novel by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning 'red pine', and Oumi, 'blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, 'white root', and Kurono, 'black field'. Tazaki was the only last name with no colour in it. One day Tsukuru Tazaki's friends announced that they didn't want to see him, or talk to him, ever again. Since that day Tsukuru has been floating through life, unable to form intimate connections with anyone. But then he meets Sara, who tells him that the time has come to find out what happened all those years ago
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 555 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 )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 531 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
Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kafka on the shore is the latest novel by Japan's leading literary novelist, who developed a world-wide cult reputation with Norwegian wood. In Kafka on the shore, Murakami continues with his remarkable combination of profound insight into humankind with a totally credible touch of the fantastical -- a unique tour de force. The teenager Kafka Tamura goes on the run and holes up in a strange library in a small country town. Concurrently, Nakata, a finder of lost cats, goes on a puzzling odyssey across Japan. Only gradually do we find how these stories interweave
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami ( Book )
35 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 368 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
Norwegian wood by Haruki Murakami ( Recording )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toru Watanabe, 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
 
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Alternative Names
Cunshang , Chunshu
Cunshang, Chunshu 1949-
Haruki , Murakami
Harüki, Mürakami 1949-
Kharüki, Mürakami 1949-
Murakami, Charuki 1949-
Murakami, Haruki
Mūrākāmī, Hārūkī 1949-
Murakami, Kharuki
Murakami, Kharuki 1949-
Μουρακάμι, Χαρούκι
Мураками, Х 1949-
Мураками, Х. (Харуки), 1949-
Мураками, Харуки
Мураками, Харуки 1949-
Муракамі, Харукі
מורקמי, הרוקי 1949-
무라카미, 하루키 1949-
무라카미하루키 1949-
ムラカミ, ハルキ 1949-
村上 春樹 1949-....
村上春樹 1949-
Languages
English (631)
Spanish (36)
Japanese (31)
Polish (28)
German (19)
Italian (15)
Dutch (15)
Danish (13)
Catalan (11)
Chinese (7)
Portuguese (5)
French (5)
Russian (4)
Swedish (3)
Vietnamese (2)
Ukrainian (2)
Greek, Modern (2)
Korean (2)
Romanian (2)
Turkish (2)
Slovenian (2)
Serbian (2)
Indonesian (1)
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