A Wild Sheep Chase

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307762726
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Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best. An advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend and casually appropriates the image for an advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the 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 who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes readers from Tokyo to the remote mountains of northern Japan, where the unnamed protagonist has a surprising confrontation with his demons.

Novels By Haruki Murakami

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230485188
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 18. Chapters: 1Q84, After Dark (novel), A Wild Sheep Chase, Dance Dance Dance (novel), Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Hear the Wind Sing, Kafka on the Shore, Norwegian Wood (novel), Pinball, 1973, South of the Border, West of the Sun, Sputnik Sweetheart, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Excerpt: 1Q84 (One Q Eighty-Four or ichi-kew-hachi-yon Ichi-Ky -Hachi-Yon)) is a novel by Haruki Murakami, first published in three volumes in Japan in 2009-10. The novel quickly became a sensation, with its first printing selling out the day it was released, and reaching sales of one million within a month. The English language edition of all three volumes, with the first two volumes translated by Jay Rubin and the third by Philip Gabriel, was released in North America and the United Kingdom on October 25, 2011. An excerpt from the novel, "Town of Cats," appeared in the September 5, 2011 issue of The New Yorker magazine. The first chapter of 1Q84 has also been read as an excerpt at Selected Shorts. The novel was originally published in Japan in three hardcover volumes by Shinchosha. Book 1 and Book 2 were both published on May 29, 2009; Book 3 was published on April 16, 2010. In English translation, Knopf published the novel in the United States in a single volume on October 25, 2011. In the United Kingdom the novel was published by Harvill Secker in two volumes. The first volume, containing Books 1 and 2, was published on October 18, 2011, followed by the second volume, containing Book 3, published on October 25, 2011. The cover for the Knopf edition, featuring a transparent dust jacket, was created by Chip Kidd. Murakami spent four years writing the novel after coming up with the opening sequence and title. The title is a play on the Japanese pronunciation of the year 1984, a reference to George...

A Wild Haruki Chase

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For all Haruki Murakami fans, an investigation into the universal themes and global popularity of his work.

Dance Dance Dance

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307777685
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Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami Dance Dance Dance—a follow-up to A Wild Sheep Chase—is a tense, poignant, and often hilarious ride through Murakami’s Japan, a place where everything that is not up for sale is up for grabs. As Murakami’s nameless protagonist searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, he is plunged into a wind tunnel of sexual violence and metaphysical dread. In this propulsive novel, featuring a shabby but oracular Sheep Man, one of the most idiosyncratically brilliant writers at work today fuses together science fiction, the hardboiled thriller, and white-hot satire.

Murakami Haruki

Author: Michael Seats
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739107850
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This book offers a new approach to dealing with Murakami's radical narrative project by demonstrating how his first and later trilogies utilize the structure of the simulacrum, a second-order representation, to develop a complex critique of contemporary Japanese culture.

Magical Realism

Author: Lois Parkinson Zamora
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822316404
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On magical realism in literature

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030776270X
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force—and one of Haruki Murakami’s most acclaimed and beloved novels. In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat—and then for his wife as well—in a netherworld beneath the city’s placid surface. As these searches intersect, he encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists. Gripping, prophetic, and suffused with comedy and menace, this is an astonishingly imaginative detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets from Japan’s forgotten campaign in Manchuria during World War II.

Wind Pinball

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385352131
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER In the spring of 1978, a young Haruki Murakami sat down at his kitchen table and began to write. The result: two remarkable short novels—Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973—that launched the career of one of the most acclaimed authors of our time. These powerful, at times surreal, works about two young men coming of age—the unnamed narrator and his friend the Rat—are stories of loneliness, obsession, and eroticism. They bear all the hallmarks of Murakami’s later books, and form the first two-thirds, with A Wild Sheep Chase, of the trilogy of the Rat. Widely available in English for the first time ever, newly translated, and featuring a new introduction by Murakami himself, Wind/Pinball gives us a fascinating insight into a great writer’s beginnings. From the Hardcover edition.

Horizon Above And Beyond

Author: Tharun Kurian Alex
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 1482872277
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This compilation, Horizon Above and Beyond, is the outcome of the hard efforts of past two years. Unlike other projects or approaches that attempt to pool out literature and language from each other, the following text has attempted not to catalog either the text or the contents into any particular class of subjects of concern and, thus, keeping it broad and wide. It sheds the limelight onto the research works done by the scholars of various disciplines. The technical aspect of language, such as linguistics and translation, along with literary criticism and the researches on novels, poems, short stories, films, religion, etc., are brought under a single haven, thereby extending the subjectivity of research on language and literature. Similarly the rigidity, fluidity, and hypocrisy of the various social institutions are also put into scrutiny respectively in different areas. Therefore, instead of choosing the works that are purely literary, those tinted with the flavor of other styles and outlooks are muddled together here.

Haruki Murakami

Author: Mark Mussari
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761441243
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Profiles the life and career of the award-winning Japanese author famous for works of both fiction and nonfiction.