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Birthday Stories: Selected and Introduced by Haruki Murakami
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Birthday Stories: Selected and Introduced by Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami

What will you get for your birthday this year? A chance to see into the future? Or a reminder of the imperfect past? The author has chosen for his party some of the very best short story writers, each with their own birthday...

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The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami
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The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Matthew Carl Strecher

In an other world composed of language--it could be a fathomless Martian well, a labyrinthine hotel or forest--a narrative unfolds, and with it the experiences, memories, and dreams that constitute reality for Haruki Murakami's...

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Postmodern, Feminist and Postcolonial Currents in Contemporary Japanese Culture: A Reading of Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin
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Postmodern, Feminist and Postcolonial Currents in Contemporary Japanese Culture: A Reading of Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin

Fuminobu Murakami, Murakami Fuminobu, Fuminobu Murakami (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Using the Euro-American theoretical framework of postmodernism, feminism and post-colonialism, this book analyses the fictional and critical work of four contemporary Japanese writers; Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto...

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Murakami Diary
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Murakami Diary

Haruki Murakami

A diary suitable for fans of Murakami, fans of Vintage fiction and fans of unique design.

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Murakami Diary
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Murakami Diary

Haruki Murakami

A diary suitable for fans of Murakami, fans of Vintage fiction and fans of unique design.

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Essay Collections of Haruki Murakami
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Essay Collections of Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami's self edited essay collection. These essays were written between 1979 and 2010, including some never previously published short stories, reflections, speeches, prefaces, forwards and literary critics. In...

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel

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...

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel

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...

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami, Bruce Locke

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...

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An Interview with Haruki Murakami Upon the Release of 1q84
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An Interview with Haruki Murakami Upon the Release of 1q84

Haruki Murakami

An interview with Haruki Murakai on his publication of his latest book: 1Q84 which is released in 3 volumes as of 9/2011. Each book is a season of the year 1984. Although it is not clear whether Murakami will writer the fourth...

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1Q84
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1Q84

Haruki Murakami

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel...

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Sputnik Sweetheart
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Sputnik Sweetheart

Haruki Murakami, Adam Sims

Haruki Murakami is unquestionably Japan!|s leading novelist with his many works { fiction and non-fiction { consistently reflecting contemporary Japanese life while, unusually, sustaining an international appeal through a deeply...

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 Special priceSouth of the Border, West of the Sun
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South of the Border, West of the Sun

Haruki Murakami, Eric Loren

Haruki Murakami is unquestionably Japan!|s leading novelist with his many works { fiction and non-fiction { consistently reflecting contemporary Japanese life while, unusually, sustaining an international appeal through a deeply...

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1Q84: Books 1, 2 and 3
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1Q84: Books 1, 2 and 3

Haruki Murakami

The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo. Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver...

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1Q84
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1Q84

Haruki Murakami, Mark Boyett, Alison Hiroto, Mark Vietor

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel...

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Murakami Haruki: The Simulacrum in Contemporary Japanese Culture
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Murakami Haruki: The Simulacrum in Contemporary Japanese Culture

Michael Robert Seats

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...

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A Wild Haruki Chase: Reading Murakami Around the World
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A Wild Haruki Chase: Reading Murakami Around the World

Japan Foundation

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

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Sputnik Sweetheart
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Sputnik Sweetheart

Haruki Murakami

Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel....

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Kafka on the Shore
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Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami

Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life...

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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Haruki Murakami

Features animated crows, a criminal monkey, an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we wish for. Whether during a chance reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a holiday in Hawaii or in the grip of...

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has started receiving.

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After the Quake
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After the Quake

Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

Features such characters as: Satsuki who has spent thirty years hating one man: did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Miyake who left his family in Kobe to make midnight bonfires on a beach hundreds of miles away; and,...

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South of the Border, West of the Sun
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South of the Border, West of the Sun

Haruki Murakami

Growing up in the suburbs in post-war Japan, Hajime and Shimamoto had been childhood sweethearts. The two eventually lost touch but now, in their thirties, they meet up again. Hajime, now a father and husband, finds himself...

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The Elephant Vanishes
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The Elephant Vanishes

Haruki Murakami

A collection that features such stories as: When a man's favourite elephant vanishes, the balance of his whole life is subtly upset; a couple's midnight hunger pangs drive them to hold up a McDonald's; a woman finds she is...

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Dance, Dance, Dance
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Dance, Dance, Dance

Haruki Murakami

Features such characters as: High-class call girls billed to Mastercard; a psychic 13-year-old dropout with a passion for Talking Heads; a hunky matinee idol doomed to play dentists and teachers; and, a one-armed beach-combing...

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A Wild Sheep Chase
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A Wild Sheep Chase

Haruki Murakami

Features a girl whose ears are so exquisite that, when uncovered, they improve sex a thousand-fold, a runaway friend, a right-wing politico, an ovine-obsessed professor, and a manic-depressive in a sheep outfit.

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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

Toru Okada's cat has disappeared. His wife is growing distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has been receiving. In this title, as the story unfolds, the suburban realities of Okada's vague...

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Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
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Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Haruki Murakami

Presents a narrative particle accelerator that zooms between Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim. Tracking one man's descent into the Kafkaesque underworld of...

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Norwegian Wood
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Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami

Toru Watanabe is looking back on the love and passions of his life and trying to make sense of it all. As his first love Naoko sinks deeper into mental despair, he is inexorably pushed to find a new meaning and a new love in order...

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After Dark
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After Dark

Haruki Murakami

The midnight hour approaches in an almost-empty diner. Mari sips her coffee and reads a book, but soon her solitude is disturbed: a girl has been beaten up at the Alphaville hotel, and needs Mari's help. Meanwhile Mari's beautiful...

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 Read reviewWhat I Talk About When I Talk About Running
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel

In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, the author began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the...

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Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
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Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum, Philip Gabriel

In spite of the perpetrators' intentions, the Tokyo gas attack left only twelve people dead, but thousands were injured and many suffered serious after-effects. This title features the author's interviews with the victims to tried...

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Sputnik Sweetheart
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Sputnik Sweetheart

Haruki Murakami

Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel....

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Norwegian Wood
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Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami

When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world...

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1q84 Libro 3
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1q84 Libro 3

Haruki Murakami

A las voces de Aomame -la enigmatica instructora de gimnasia y asesina- y de Tengo -el profesor de matematicas y escritor-, se suma, en este tercer volumen de la novela 1Q84, la de un nuevo personaje, un detective llamado...

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A Wild Sheep Chase
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A Wild Sheep Chase

Haruki Murakami

A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami's international reputation. A lonely 20-something young man begins a surreal quest in which he...

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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

Haruki Murakami

Magnificent. . . .(Murakami) has taken a pre-millennial swing for the fences a la David Foster Wallace and Don DeLillo ( Newsweek ). A surreal, sprawling drama . . . that marks . . . Murakami's most ambitious work to date .--...

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South of the Border, West of the Sun
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South of the Border, West of the Sun

Haruki Murakami

In post-war Japan, a middle-aged family man and owner of two jazz clubs is dogged by a nagging sense of inauthenticity about his success and a boyhood memory of a wise, lonely girl. When the beautiful Shimamoto shows up one rainy...

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland / the End of the World
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland / the End of the World

Haruki Murakami

A clerk in a Tokyo of the near future works in an organization that controls the flow of information to society--employing electronic brainwashing and other insidious techniques--a job that contributes to his increasing sense of...

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Norwegian Wood
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Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami

The tragic death of their best friend has a profound influence on the passionate relationship between Toro, a serious young college student in Tokyo, and Naoko, an introspective beauty.

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1q84: 3 Volume Boxed Set
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1q84: 3 Volume Boxed Set

Haruki Murakami

This deluxe three-volume paperback boxed set--gorgeously designed editions in a see-through case, with a removeable sticker on the shrink wrap packaging--is a collector's item in the making. It beautifully showcases Haruki...

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Haruki Murakami

Collects Hard-Boiled Wonderland in which a 'shuffler' is at work in Tokyo, where the minds of the people have become servant to the requirements of the governmental 'system'; and End of the World in which a 'dreamreader' sifts...

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After the Quake

Haruki Murakami, Rupert Degas, Teresa Gallagher, Adam Sims

In 1995, the Japanese city of Kobe suffered a massive earthquake. Nearly 6,000 people died. This work is the imaginative response from Japan's leading novelist. It contains short stories, each dealing, not directly with the...

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After The Quake
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After The Quake

Murakami Haruki

The six stories in Haruki Murakami's mesmerizing collection are
set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when
Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily
existence. But the upheavals that afflict...

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Kafka on the Shore
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Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami

Kafka Tamura runs away from home to escape his father's oedipal prophecy and to find his long-lost mother and sister. As Kafka flees, so too does Nakata, an elderly simpleton whose quiet life has been upset by a gruesome murder....

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After Dark
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After Dark

Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

After Dark is a short, sleek novel that features various encounters set in the witching hours of Tokyo between midnight and dawn, and is every bit as gripping as Murakami's masterworks The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on...

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 Read reviewWhat I Talk About When I Talk About Running
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel

A memoir covering the author's his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, to the Charles River in Boston. It discusses such topics as the moment when he...

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Murakami Asahido Wa Ikanishite Kitaerareta Ka
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Murakami Asahido Wa Ikanishite Kitaerareta Ka

Haruki Murakami

Traditional Chinese edition of Murakami Asahido wa ikanishite kitaerareta ka or How was Murakami Asahido trained? Sixty-one Murakami Haruki's short essays are published in Asahido Weekly between 11/1995 and 12/1996. Murakami...

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