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Murakami, Haruki 1949-

Overview
Works: 1,636 works in 4,508 publications in 17 languages and 57,354 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Biography  Drama  Experimental fiction  Love stories  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Creator, Translator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Compiler, Inventor, 001, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PL856.U673, 895.635
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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Book )
63 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,238 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
Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami( Book )
40 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,797 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
After dark by Haruki Murakami( Book )
32 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,556 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 )
46 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 2,514 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 )
42 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,009 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 )
45 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,858 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 )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,610 libraries worldwide
Translated from the Japanese by: Alfred Birnbaum.Tranlation of: "Sekai no owari to hado-boirudo wandarando"
Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,570 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
After the quake : stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,438 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 )
38 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,392 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!
South of the border, west of the sun by Haruki Murakami( Book )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,388 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
The sputnik sweetheart : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,359 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
Underground by Haruki Murakami( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 995 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 )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 802 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
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 543 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( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 528 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( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 410 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
Umibe no Kafuka by Haruki Murakami( Book )
34 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Tony Takitani by Jun Ichikawa( visu )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 318 libraries worldwide
A lonely illustrator falls in love with a beautiful woman, and her expensive tastes create problems for them both
Vintage Murakami by Haruki Murakami( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. "Murakami's bold willingness to go straight over the top is a signal indication of his genius. . . . A world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks." 'The Washington Post Book World Not since Yukio Mishima and Yasunari Kawabata has a Japanese writer won the international acclaim enjoyed by Haruki Murakami. His genre-busting novels, short stories and reportage, which have been translated into 35 languages, meld the surreal and the hard-boiled, deadpan comedy and delicate introspection. Vintage Murakami includes the opening chapter of the international bestseller Norwegian Wood; "Lieutenant Mamiya's Long Story: Parts I and II" from his monumental novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle; "Shizuko Akashi" from Underground, his non-fiction book on the Toyko subway attack of 1995; and the short stories "Barn Burning," "Honeypie." Also inclucded, for the first time in book form, the short story, "Ice Man." From the Trade Paperback edition
 
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Alternative Names
Cunshang, Chunshu
Cunshang, Chunshu, 1949-
Haruki, Murakami
Haruki, Murakami, 1949-
Murakami, Charuki, 1949-
Murakami, Haruki
Mūrākāmī, Hārūkī, 1949-
Murakami, Kharuki
Murakami, Kharuki, 1949-
Μουρακάμι, Χαρούκι
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 (582)
Japanese (41)
Chinese (20)
Spanish (19)
Italian (7)
Danish (6)
German (4)
Persian (3)
Korean (3)
Vietnamese (2)
Ukrainian (2)
Portuguese (1)
Catalan (1)
Polish (1)
Romanian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Czech (1)
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