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Rubin, Jay 1941-

Overview
Works: 92 works in 370 publications in 7 languages and 17,820 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Political fiction  History  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Terms and phrases  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PL856.U673, 895.635
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Jay Rubin
Publications by Jay Rubin
Most widely held works about Jay Rubin
 
Most widely held works by Jay Rubin
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Book )
34 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,739 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
The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami( Book )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 2,181 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
After dark by Haruki Murakami( Book )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,152 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
Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,542 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
Norwegian wood by Haruki Murakami( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,403 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
After the quake : stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,140 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
Japanese short stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 830 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
Modern Japanese writers ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
Sanshiro : a novel by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
25 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Depicts the twenty-three-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving "real world" of Tokyo, its women, and university
Haruki Murakami and the music of words by Jay Rubin( Book )
28 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Om den japanske forfatter Haruki Murakami f. 1949
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 492 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
Injurious to public morals : writers and the Meiji state by Jay Rubin( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
After dark by Haruki Murakami( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 375 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
Making sense of Japanese : what the textbooks don't tell you by Jay Rubin( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Kokoro by Sōseki Natsume( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
"No collection of Japanese literature is complete without Kokoro, the last novel Natsume Soseki complete before his death in 1916. Published here in the first new translation in more than fifty years, Kokoro--meaning "heart"--Is the story of a subtle and poignant friendship between two unnamed characters, a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls "Sensei". Haunted by tragic secrets that have cast a long shadow over his life, Sensei slowly opens up to his young disciple, confessing indiscretions from his own student days that have left him reeling with guilt, and revealing, in the seemingly unbridgeable chasm between his moral anguish and his student's struggle to understand it, the profound cultural shift from one generation to the next that characterized Japan in the early twentieth century"--Cover page 4
Norwegian wood by Haruki Murakami( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 178 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
The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 103 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
Gone fishin' : new angles on perennial problems by Jay Rubin( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
The elephant vanishes by Haruki Murakami( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
This collection of stories exposes Japan as it is experienced from the inside. The stories take place in parallel worlds, not so much remote from normal life as hidden beneath its surface
The sun gods : a novel by Jay Rubin( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
In 1939, a widowed minister with a young son falls in love with and marries a woman who is a recent immigrant from Japan. In the wake of Pearl Harbor, the family is soon torn apart by the impacts of war, racism, and religion
 
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Alternative Names
Jay Rubin US-amerikanischer Japanologe, Professor für japanische Literatur und Übersetzer
Rubin, Jay
Рубин, Джей 1941-
ジェイ・ルービン
ルービン, ジェイ
Languages
English (256)
German (4)
Chinese (2)
Polish (2)
Japanese (1)
Russian (1)
Spanish (1)
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