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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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Haruki Murakami Goes to Meet Hayao Kawai
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Haruki Murakami Goes to Meet Hayao Kawai

Hayao Kawai, Haruki Murakami

Two of Japans foremost contemporary cultural spokespersons met for an informal conversation with remarkable results. While their extended talk took place at a particular location at a particular moment in history, much of the...

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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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Haruki Murakami: Challenging Authors
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Haruki Murakami: Challenging Authors

Matthew C Strecher, Paul L Thomas

Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has achieved incredible popularity in his native country and world-wide as well as rising critical acclaim. Murakami, in addition to receiving most of the major literary awards in Japan, has been...

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Haruki Murakami: Challenging Authors
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Haruki Murakami: Challenging Authors

Matthew C Strecher, Paul L Thomas

Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has achieved incredible popularity in his native country and world-wide as well as rising critical acclaim. Murakami, in addition to receiving most of the major literary awards in Japan, has been...

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Haruki Murakami
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Haruki Murakami

Mark Mussari (Independent scholar, freelance writer, translator and consultant, USA)

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

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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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Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami
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Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Matthew Carl Strecher

Fervently acclaimed worldwide, Haruki Murakami's wildly imaginative work in many ways remains a mystery, its worlds within worlds uncharted territory. Finally in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami readers will find a map...

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Haruki Murakami: Best-Selling Author
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Haruki Murakami: Best-Selling Author

John Torres

A child of Japans post-war baby boom, Haruki Murakami grew upmuch to the chagrin of his parentsimmersed in Western culture. The unhappy and unmotivated student didnt begin writing until he was twenty-nine years old. Through...

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Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
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Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa

Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa, Jay Rubin

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...

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Men Without Women: Stories
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Men Without Women: Stories

Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen

'I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden.'Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of...

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Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words
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Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words

Jay Rubin

As a young man, Haruki Murakami played records and mixed drinks at his Tokyo Jazz club, Peter Cat, then wrote at the kitchen table until the sun came up. He loves music of all kinds - jazz, classical, folk, rock - and has more...

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Desire: Vintage Minis
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Desire: Vintage Minis

Haruki Murakami

You've just passed someone on the street who could be the love of your life, the person you're destined for - what do you do? In this book, five weird tales unlock the many-tongued language of desire, whether it takes the form of...

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Men Without Women: Stories

Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen

Across seven tales, the author brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. He tells the stories of vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women,...

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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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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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Wind/ Pinball: Two Novels
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Wind/ Pinball: Two Novels

Haruki Murakami, Ted Goossen

A title that follows the fortunes of the narrator and his friend, known only by his nickname, the Rat.

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Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
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Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa

Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa, Jay Rubin

The author'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. In this book, he fulfills a...

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Dance, Dance, Dance
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Dance, Dance, Dance

Haruki Murakami

This wildly propulsive novel by the acclaimed author of A Wild Sheep Chase focuses on a man searching for a former lover who vanished mysteriously from a seedy hotel. But each new clue to Kiki's whereabouts leads him deeper into a...

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After the Quake
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After the Quake

Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

For the characters in after the quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? 'When he gets angry, he causes...

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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.

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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Haruki Murakami

Whether during a chance reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a holiday in Hawaii or in the grip of everyday life, Murakami's characters confront loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distance...

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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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A Wild Sheep Chase: Special 3D Edition
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A Wild Sheep Chase: Special 3D Edition

Haruki Murakami

The man was leading an aimless life, time passing, one big blank. His girlfriend has perfectly formed ears, ears with the power to bewitch, marvels of creation. The man receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly...

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The Elephant Vanishes
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The Elephant Vanishes

Haruki Murakami

When a man's favourite elephant vanishes, the balance of his whole life is subtly upset. A woman finds she is irresistible to a small green monster that burrows through her front garden. In every one of these stories Murakami...

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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

INCLUDES A READING GUIDEToru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day.

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Underground
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Underground

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.

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Sputnik Sweetheart
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Sputnik Sweetheart

Haruki Murakami

K, a primary school teacher, is in love with Sumire. But Sumire is in love with Miu, an older woman. Frustrated, K has an affair with the mother of one of his pupils. Then Miu calls K from a Greek Island to ask for his help. He...

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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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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 30s, they meet up again. Hajime, now a father and husband, finds himself catapulted...

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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

As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out, and he embarks...

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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

A narrative particle accelerator that zooms between Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim.

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Norwegian Wood
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Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami

Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches...

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After Dark
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After Dark

Haruki Murakami

Eyes mark the shape of the cityThe 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...

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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, Murakami 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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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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 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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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
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After the Quake

Haruki Murakami

The stories in this mesmerizing new collection are set at the time of the 1995 Kobe earthquake that claimed thousands of lives and rent the social fabric of Japan.

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The Elephant Vanishes
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The Elephant Vanishes

Haruki Murakami

Fifteen tales encompass the story of a man obsessed with the disappearance of an elephant from a local zoo and that of a young mother whose sleeplessness provides her with a foretaste of death.

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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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The Murakami Pilgrimage: A Guide to the Real-Life Places of Haruki Murakami's Fiction
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The Murakami Pilgrimage: A Guide to the Real-Life Places of Haruki Murakami’s Fiction

Ken Lawrence

The Murakami Pilgrimage is a comprehensive Japan travel guide which focuses on the locations featured in the novels of Haruki Murakami. Put yourself into your favorite characters' shoes as you explore Tokyo, Hokkaido, Shikoku and...

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Men Without Women
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Men Without Women

Haruki Murakami

Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone.

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Wild Haruki Chase: Reading Murakami Around the World
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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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Summary of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: By Haruki Murakami - Includes Analysis
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Summary of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: By Haruki Murakami - Includes Analysis

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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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