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Murakami, Haruki 1949-

Overview
Works: 1,552 works in 6,152 publications in 33 languages and 74,385 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Dystopias  Bildungsromans  Novellas  Biography  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, 001, Scribe, Interviewee
Classifications: PL856.U673, 895.635
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After dark by Haruki Murakami( Book )

117 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,095 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 )

107 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 2,948 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
Colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

79 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage centers on a devastating emotional betrayal and its consequences. Tsukuru Tazaki belongs to a tight-knit group of five friends in high school--three boys and two girls who form a perfect circle they imagine will stay together forever. But when Tsukuru returns home from college in Tokyo, he finds himself inexplicably rebuffed by the group. Something has changed, but nobody, not even his closest friends, will tell him what. Years later, Tsukuru, now a successful engineer, begins dating an older woman named Sara and confesses to her the shadow this betrayal has cast over his life. Sara urges Tsukuru to try to find his old group and to try to solve the mystery that has haunted him all these years: why did they suddenly turn on him? On a quest to discover the truth, Tsukuru travels back to meet his old friends--with the exception of Shiro, the group's most volatile and psychologically unstable member, who he learns was strangled to death in an unsolved murder six years ago. As the dark truth about Shiro reveals itself, Tsukuru must confront the simmering emotional undercurrents that the group had suppressed in order to reach their ideal of perfect friendship. Can love overcome isolation? Is it possible to truly reach another person? Can buried emotions ever really stay buried? And will confronting the past allow Tsukuru to finally open himself up to the future?
Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami( Book )

72 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,796 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 )

59 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Thai and held by 2,439 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 )

135 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Provided by the publisher
A wild sheep chase by Haruki Murakami( Book )

139 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,303 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 doesn’t 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. Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

149 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Japanese by: Alfred Birnbaum. Tranlation of: "Sekai no owari to hado-boirudo wandarando."
The sputnik sweetheart : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

102 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,726 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 )

120 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,713 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
After the quake : stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )

61 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,652 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
Dance dance dance : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

131 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,617 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 )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,567 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
The strange library : 107 by Haruki Murakami( Book )

49 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a fantastical illustrated short novel, three people imprisoned in a nightmarish library plot their escape
Underground by Haruki Murakami( Book )

51 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,323 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
Wind/Pinball : two novels by Haruki Murakami( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,289 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"--
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 870 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 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
Absolutely on music : conversations by Seiji Ozawa( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate conversation about music and writing illuminates the perspectives and shared interests of the internationally acclaimed author of "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" and his close friend, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 592 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
 
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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 japansk forfatter

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.

Murakami H. 1949-

Murakami, Haruki

Mūrākāmī, Hārūkī 1949-

Murakami Haruki japán író, műfordító

Mu̇rakami, Kharu̇ki

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

هاروکی موراکامی نویسنده ژاپنی

ھاروکی موراکامی

हारुकी मुराकामी

মুরাকামি, হারুকি

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-

무라카미하루키 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-

村上春樹 日本の小説家、翻訳家

Languages
English (813)

Chinese (182)

Japanese (151)

Spanish (131)

French (79)

Polish (78)

Russian (55)

German (45)

Italian (37)

Korean (20)

Dutch (14)

Thai (14)

Vietnamese (11)

Catalan (11)

Hebrew (8)

Danish (8)

Portuguese (7)

Turkish (7)

Swedish (6)

Hungarian (4)

Czech (3)

Croatian (2)

Lithuanian (2)

Finnish (2)

Slovenian (2)

Arabic (1)

Indonesian (1)

Ukrainian (1)

Malay (1)

Macedonian (1)

Bulgarian (1)

Serbian (1)

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1Q84Kafka on the shoreThe wind-up bird chronicleNorwegian woodA wild sheep chaseHard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novelThe sputnik sweetheart : a novelSouth of the border, west of the sun