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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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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)

Fuminobu analyses the fictional & critical work of four contemporary Japanese writers, using the Euro-American framework of post-modernism, feminism & postcolonialism, before reconsidering the theory itself from the perspective of...

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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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Haruki Murakami
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Haruki Murakami

Mark Mussari

Readers of the books in Todays Writers and Their Works will learn the story behind each writers story.

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Die Literarische Reprasentation Des Europaischen Auslands in Ausgewahlten Werken Von Murakami Haruki
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Die Literarische Reprasentation Des Europaischen Auslands in Ausgewahlten Werken Von Murakami Haruki

Margarita Mishinova

Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Orientalistik / Sinologie - Japanologie, Note: 1,7, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main (Institut fur Orientalische und Ostasiatische Philologien), Sprache: Deutsch,...

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The Strange Library
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The Strange Library

Haruki Murakami, Ted Goossen

Originally published in Japan as Fushigi na toshokan by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo, in 2005. --Colophon.

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The Strange Library
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The Strange Library

Haruki Murakami, Ted Goossen

On his way home from school, the young narrator finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a book on the subject. This is his first mistake. This title...

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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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 Read reviewColorless 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, 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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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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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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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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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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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 ageing Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his highly simplified life...

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hombres Sin Mujeres
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Hombres Sin Mujeres

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami ofrece a los lectores siete relatos en torno a la soledad que precede o sigue a la relacion amorosa: hombres que han perdido a una mujer, o cuya relacion ha estado marcada por el desencuentro, asisten inermes al...

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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, 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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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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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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From East to West and Back Again: Burkean Identification and the Work of Haruki Murakami
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From East to West and Back Again: Burkean Identification and the Work of Haruki Murakami

Luke A Morgan

Enjoy a wide range of dissertations and theses published from graduate schools and universities from around the world. Covering a wide range of academic topics, we are happy to increase overall global access to these works and...

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The Japanization of Modernity: Murakami Haruki between Japan and the United States
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The Japanization of Modernity: Murakami Haruki between Japan and the United States

Suter, Rebecca

Murakami Haruki is perhaps the best-known and widely translated Japanese author of his generation. Bringing a comparative perspective to the study of Murakami's fiction, this work complicates our understanding of the author's...

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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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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami a 15-Minute Instaread Summary
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami a 15-Minute Instaread Summary

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book.Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami - A 15-minute Instaread SummaryInside this Instaread Summary: - Overview of the entire...

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Sanshiro
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Sanshiro

Natsume Soseki, Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

Depicts the 23-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving 'real world' of Tokyo, its women and university.

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