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Gabriel, Philip 1953-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 244 publications in 1 language and 21,257 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biography  Adventure stories  Detective and mystery stories  Bildungsromans  Suspense fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: PL856.U673, 895.635
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Philip Gabriel
Publications by Philip Gabriel
Most widely held works by Philip Gabriel
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Book )
25 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 3,092 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 )
28 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,824 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
Mad wives and Island dreams Shimao Toshio and the margins of Japanese literature by Philip Gabriel( file )
15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,100 libraries worldwide
Ōe and beyond fiction in contemporary Japan ( file )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 2,090 libraries worldwide
What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir by Haruki Murakami( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,353 libraries worldwide
A memoir that covers Murakami's four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him
Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,351 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
The sputnik sweetheart : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,151 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
Underground by Haruki Murakami( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 986 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
Real world by Natsuo Kirino( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
"In a crowded Tokyo suburb, four teenage girls indifferently wade their way through a hot, smoggy summer. When one of them, Toshi, discovers that her nextdoor neighbor has been brutally murdered, the girls suspect the killer is the neighbor's son. But when he flees, taking Toshi's bike and cell phone with him, the four girls get caught up in a tempest of dangers that rise from within them as well as from the world around them."--Publisher's description
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage : a novel by Haruki Murakami( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning 'red pine', and Oumi, 'blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, 'white root', and Kurono, 'black field'. Tazaki was the only last name with no colour in it. One day Tsukuru Tazaki's friends announced that they didn't want to see him, or talk to him, ever again. Since that day Tsukuru has been floating through life, unable to form intimate connections with anyone. But then he meets Sara, who tells him that the time has come to find out what happened all those years ago
Somersault : a novel by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
Ten years after recanting their teachings and abandoning their zealous and violent congregation, two men known only as the Patron and Guide of Humankind seek to overcome a radical faction while leading peaceful followers toward a new future
Villain by Shūichi Yoshida( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
"January 6, 2002. The body of a female insurance saleswoman is found in the southernmost region of Japan, at a spot rumored to be a home to ghosts. Shortly thereafter Yuichi, a young construction worker, is arrested by the Nagasaki police on suspicion of murder ..."--Publisher description
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 473 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
Spirit matters : the transcendent in modern Japanese literature by Philip Gabriel( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Storm rider by Akira Yoshimura( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
South of the border, west of the sun by Haruki Murakami( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
A successful Japanese nightclub owner, husband, and father risks everything to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart
Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories by Haruki Murakami( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
From the surreal to the mundane, an anthology of short fiction captures a full range of human experience, emotion, and relationship in works that chronicle a chance reunion in Italy, a holiday in Hawaii, and a romantic exile in Greece
Frozen dreams : based on a true story by Wahei Tatematsu( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
"Based on a real-life tragedy in 1965, this novel tells the story of a party of climbers on the Hidaka mountain range on Japan's northern island. In spite of weather warnings, six men attempt an ascent on the highest peak, Mount Poroshiri - a fateful decision that costs all their lives as they are caught up in an avalanche. Miraculously, one climber, Odagiri, is known to have survived for four days after his companions had frozen to death. The reader enters the mind of Odagiri trapped in snow, half-frozen, half-asleep, and revisiting his past as death slowly creeps upon him, telling his own story and that of an adventure gone wrong"--
Life in the cul-de-sac by Senji Kuroi( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Kuroi traces the lives of four families living on the same street in suburban Tokyo
Twelve plays of the noh and kyōgen theaters by Karen Brazell( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gabriel, J. Philip
Gabriel, J. Philip 1953-
Gabriel, J. Philip (James Philip), 1953-
Gabriel, James Philip.
Gabriel, James Philip 1953-
Gabriel, Philip.
Gabriel, Philip 1953-
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