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Murakami, Haruki 1949-

Overview
Works: 1,107 works in 5,029 publications in 41 languages and 65,086 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Bildungsromans  Novellas  Political fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, 001, Interviewee
Classifications: PL856.U673, 895.635
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Most widely held works by Haruki Murakami
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Book )

233 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 26 languages and held by 4,104 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 )

120 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 3,032 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
The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami( Book )

160 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 2,885 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
Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami( Book )

44 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,703 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
A wild sheep chase by Haruki Murakami( Book )

168 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 2,341 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
Colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,192 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"--
South of the border, west of the sun by Haruki Murakami( Book )

163 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 1,903 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
Norwegian wood by Haruki Murakami( Book )

64 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,843 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."--Cover
The sputnik sweetheart : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

125 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member 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
After the quake : stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )

80 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 1,721 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
Dance dance dance : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

152 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 1,691 WorldCat member 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
Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,543 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
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Undetermined 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 )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,320 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 )

49 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,171 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 )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 978 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"--
Umibe no Kafuka by Haruki Murakami( Book )

134 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au Japon, Kafka Tamura, un jeune Tokyoïte de quinze ans, s'enfuit de chez lui. Une nuit, il se réveille dans un bois couvert d'un sang qui n'est pas le sien. Il trouve refuge dans une bibliothèque. Parallèlement, un vieil homme simple d'esprit mais capable de deviser avec les chats, Nataka, rencontre un effroyable personnage. Obéissant à une force obscure, il se met à la recherche de Kafka
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami( Recording )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 832 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
Japanese short stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 792 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
Noruwei no mori by Haruki Murakami( Book )

112 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple coming-of-age tale, set in Tokyo in the late sixties. The political upheavals and student strikes of the period form the novel's backdrop, but the focus is young Toru Watanabe's love affairs, and the pain and pleasure and attendant losses of growing up
 
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1Q84
Alternative Names
Cun shang Chun shu 1949-

Cunshang , Chunshu

Cunshang, Chunshu 1949-

Haruki , Murakami

Harki, Mrakami 1949-

Haruki Murakami crivain japonais

Haruki Murakami escritor e tradutor xapons

Haruki Murakami escritor y traductor japons

Haruki Murakami Japanese author, novelist

Haruki Murakami japanischer Autor

Haruki Murakami Japans auteur

Haruki Murakami japāņu rakstnieks

Haruki Murakami pisarz japoński

Haruki Murakami scrittore, traduttore e saggista giapponese

Kharki, Mrakami 1949-

Murakami, Charuki 1949-

Murakami, Haruki

Mūrākāmī, Hārūkī 1949-

Murakami Haruki japn r, műfordt

Murakami, Kharuki

Murakami, Kharuki 1949-

Muwrakamıy, Xaruwkıy 1949-

Mwrakamy, Xarwky 1949-

Xarwk Mwrakam

Μουρακάμι, Χαρούκι

Χαρούκι Μουρακάμι Ιάπωνας συγγραφέας

Мураками, Х 1949-

Мураками, Х. (Харуки), 1949-

Мураками, Харуки

Мураками, Харуки 1949-

Муракамі, Харукі

Мүраками Харүки

Харуки Мураками

Харуки Мураками японский писатель и переводчик

Харукі Муракамі

Հարուկի Մուրակամի

הארוקי מורקמי

מורקמי, הרוקי 1949-

حارۋكىي مۋراكامىي

هاروكي موراكامي

هاروکی موراکامی

हारुकी मुराकामी

হারুকি মুরাকামি

ਹਰੂਕੀ ਮੁਰਾਕਾਮੀ

હારુકી મુરાકામી જાપાનીઝ લેખક, નવલકથાકાર

ஹருகி முராகாமி

ฮะรุกิ มุระกะมิ

ဟာရူကီ မူရာကာမီ

ჰარუკი მურაკამი

무라카미 하루키

무라카미하루키 1949-

ムラカミ, ハルキ 1949-

村上 春樹 1949-....

村上春樹

村上春樹 1949-

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After darkThe wind-up bird chronicleKafka on the shoreA wild sheep chaseSouth of the border, west of the sunNorwegian woodThe sputnik sweetheart : a novelAfter the quake : stories