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Murakami, Haruki 1949-

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Works: 1,545 works in 6,250 publications in 33 languages and 75,822 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Dystopias  Fantasy fiction  Bildungsromans  Novellas  Biography  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Interviewer, 001, Interviewee, Scribe
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 3,092 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 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 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"--
The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami( Book )
60 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Thai and held by 2,444 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 )
137 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,416 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 2,296 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 )
151 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,021 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 )
104 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,726 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 )
119 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,712 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 )
63 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,652 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 )
135 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,619 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 )
41 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,581 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 )
45 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,551 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 5 languages and held by 1,322 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 1,287 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( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 871 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 )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 812 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 )
15 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
An intimate conversation about music and creativity, between the internationally bestselling writer and a world-class conductor. 'My only purpose in this book was for me, as a music lover, to have a discussion of music with the musician Seiji Ozawa that was as open and honest as possible. I simply wanted to bring out the ways that each of us (though on vastly different levels) is dedicated to music.' Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, here they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 591 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 elephant vanishes by Haruki Murakami( Book )
32 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 157 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
 
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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 Nihun jacha marka qillqiri
Haruki Murakami Nihun mama llaqtayuq qillqaq
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
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