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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1993
|Named Person:||Haruki Murakami|
|Material Type:||Fiction, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||327 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||The wind-up bird and Tuesday's women --
The second bakery attack --
The kangaroo communique --
On seeing the 100% perfect girl one beautiful April morning --
The fall of the Roman Empire, the 1881 Indian uprising, Hitler's invasion of Poland, and the realm of raging winds --
Barn burning --
The little green monster --
Family affair --
A window --
TV people --
A slow boat to China --
The dancing dwarf --
The last lawn of the afternoon --
The silence --
The elephant vanishes.
|Responsibility:||stories by Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum and Jay Rubin.|
... the protagonist of another story knows that she has taken part in an impossible reality when she telepathically slays a small green monster who has just proposed marriage to her ... a store clerk's reply to a letter of complaint reveals the vast clutter of his own thoughts, at the center of which hangs his theory of "The Nobility of Imperfection". . sleeplessness becomes a foretaste of death for a young mother. . . a man's life is invaded by TV People who may be illusory but nonetheless have a surer sense of what's really going on than he does. . . a young man invited into the carefully preserved room of a stranger's absent daughter begins to sense the armature of fiction beneath the malleable surface of recollection. The Elephant Vanishes invites us to see what might otherwise remain hidden: the sure existence of the inexplicable - both chaotic and comic - in the demure dailiness of life. It is a continually surprising altogether remarkable collection of stories.
- Murakami, Haruki, -- 1949- -- Translations into English.
- Japan -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
- Humorous stories.
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