Books by International Award-winning Author Haruki Murakami

  Books by International Award-winning Author Haruki Murakami

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Title: The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

Superimposes the collapse of a marriage over the investigation into recovered war memories and a man's search for his own identity
Author(s): Haruki Murakami;Jay Rubin
ISBN 13: 9780679775430
Pages: 607
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Title: Kafka on the Shore

An unlikely alliance forms between Kafka Tamura, a fifteen-year-old runaway, and the aging Nakata, a man who has never recovered from a wartime affliction, as they embark on a surreal odyssey through a strange, fantastical world.
Author(s): Haruki Murakami;Philip Gabriel
ISBN 13: 9781400079278
Pages: 467
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Title: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Japan's most widely-read and controversial writer, author of A Wild Sheep Chase, hurtles into the consciousness of the West with this narrative about a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monstersnot to mention Bob Dylan and Lauren Bacall.

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780679743460
Pages: 416
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Title: What I Talk about When I Talk about Running

An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, from the incomparable, bestselling author Haruki Murakami.While simply training for New York City Marathon would be enough for most people, Haruki Murakami's decided to write about it as well. The result is a beautiful memoir about his intertwined obsessions with running and writing, full of vivid memories and insights, including the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is rich and revelatory, both for fans of this masterful yet guardedly private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in athletic pursuit.
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780307389831
Pages: 192
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Title: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories

Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an iceman, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. 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 grievous loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distances between those who ought to be the closest of all.

RunTime: 13 hrs 30 min, 2 CDs. * Mp3 CD Format *. Following the best-selling triumph of "Kafka on the Shore," 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. As Richard Eder has written in the "Los Angeles Times Book Review," "He addresses the fantastic and the natural, each with the same mix of gravity and lightness."

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9781400096084
Pages: 384
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Title: Kafka on the Shore

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780099494096
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Title: After the Quake

The six stories in Haruki Murakamis 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 Murakamis characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman.

An electronics salesman who has been abruptly deserted by his wife agrees to deliver an enigmatic packageand is rewarded with a glimpse of his true nature. A man who has been raised to view himself as the son of God pursues a stranger who may or may not be his human father. A mild-mannered collection agent receives a visit from a giant talking frog who enlists his help in saving Tokyo from destruction. As haunting as dreams, as potent as oracles, the stories in After the Quake are further proof that Murakami is one of the most visionary writers at work today.

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780375713279
Pages: 160
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Title: After the Quake

The six stories in Haruki Murakamis 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 Murakamis characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman.

An electronics salesman who has been abruptly deserted by his wife agrees to deliver an enigmatic packageand is rewarded with a glimpse of his true nature. A man who has been raised to view himself as the son of God pursues a stranger who may or may not be his human father. A mild-mannered collection agent receives a visit from a giant talking frog who enlists his help in saving Tokyo from destruction. As haunting as dreams, as potent as oracles, the stories in After the Quake are further proof that Murakami is one of the most visionary writers at work today.

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780375713279
Pages: 160
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Title: Birthday Stories: Selected and Introduced by Haruki Murakami

Author(s): Murakami, Haruki
ISBN 13: 9780099481553
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Title: Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

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.

In March of 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, and 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 and vital and as wonderfully executed as Murakamis brilliant novels.

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780375725807
Pages: 384
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Title: The Miner

"It makes me very happy that I can read this novel written over a hundred years ago as if it were contemporary and be deeply affected by it. It cannot and should not be overlooked. It is one of my favorites."Haruki Murakami The Miner is the most daringly experimental and least well-known novel of Japanese writer Natsume Soseki. An absurdist tale written in 1908, it was in many ways a precursor to the work of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Translated by Jay Rubin, and with an introduction from Haruki Murakami, this is bound to appeal to fans of Japanese literature.
Author(s): Natsume Soseki
ISBN 13: 9781910709023
Pages: 264
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Title: After Dark

A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn, by an internationally renowned literary phenomenon.

Murakami's trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery. Combining the pyrotechnical genius that made Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle international bestsellers, with a surprising infusion of heart, Murakami has produced one of his most enchanting fictions yet.

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780307278739
Pages: 256
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Title: Dance Dance Dance

In this propulsive novel by the author of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and The Elephant Vanishes, one of the most idiosyncratically brilliant writers at work in any language fuses science fiction, the hard-boiled thriller, and white-hot satire into a new element of the literary periodic table.

As he searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, Haruki Murakami's protagonist plunges into a wind tunnel of sexual violence and metaphysical dread in which he collides with call girls; plays chaperone to a lovely teenaged psychic; and receives cryptic instructions from a shabby but oracular Sheep Man. Dance Dance Dance is a tense, poignant, and often hilarious ride through the cultural Cuisinart that is contemporary Japan, a place where everything that is not up for sale is up for grabs.

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780679753797
Pages: 416
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Title: South of the Border, West of the Sun

In South of the Border, West of the Sun, the simple arc of a man's lifewith its attendant rhythms of success and disappointmentbecomes the exquisite literary terrain of Haruki Murakami's most haunting work.

Born in 1951 in an affluent Tokyo suburb, Hajimebeginning in Japanesehas arrived at middle age wanting for almost nothing. The postwar years have brought him a fine marriage, two daughters, and an enviable career as the proprietor of two jazz clubs. Yet a nagging sense of inauthenticity about his success threatens Hajime's happiness. And a boyhood memory of a wise, lonely girl named Shimamoto clouds his heart.

When Shimamoto shows up one rainy night, now a breathtaking beauty with a secret from which she is unable to escape, the fault lines of doubt in Hajime's quotidian existence begin to give way. And the details of stolen moments past and presenta Nat King Cole melody, a face pressed against a window, a handful of ashes drifting downriver to the seathreaten to undo him completely. Rich, mysterious, quietly dazzling, South of the Border, West of the Sun is Haruki Murakami's wisest and most compelling fiction.

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780679767398
Pages: 224
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Title: Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

This fascinating collection gave birth to a new paradigm when Akira Kurosawa made famous Akutagawa's disturbing tale of seven people recounting the same incident from shockingly different perspectives. Writing at the beginning of the twentieth century, Ryunosuke Akutagawa created disturbing stories out of Japan's cultural upheaval. Whether his fictions are set centuries past or close to the present, Akutagawa was a modernist, writing in polished, superbly nuanced prose subtly exposing human needs and flaws. "In a Grove," which was the basis for Kurosawa's classic film Rashomon, tells the chilling story of the killing of a samurai through the testimony of witnesses, including the spirit of the murdered man. The fable-like "Yam Gruel" is an account of desire and humiliation, but one in which the reader's sympathy is thoroughly unsettled. And in "The Martyr," a beloved orphan raised by Jesuit priests is exiled when he refuses to admit that he made a local girl pregnant. He regains their love and respect only at the price of his life. All six tales in the collection show Akutagawa as a master storyteller and an exciting voice of modern Japanese literature.

Moody but powerful are these six short stories exploring the darkest depths of the human soul.

Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN 13: 9780140449709
Pages: 320
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Title: アフターダーク

時計の針が深夜零時を指すほんの少し前、都会にあるファミレスで熱心に本を読んでいる女性がいた。フード付きパーカにブルージーンズという姿の彼女のもとに、ひとりの男性 ...
Author(s): 村上春樹
ISBN 13: 9784062755191
Pages: 294
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Title: Sanshiro: A Novel

Author(s): Natsume Soseki
ISBN 13: 9780140455625
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Title: Murakami Diary 2009

Cats slink across the pages; the seasons are marked by cherry blossom and Japanese maple; noodle strands or telephone cords separate the days; and a generous selection of quotations and extracts from Murakamis novels and stories appear on almost every page to inspire, amuse or entertain. This is a diary like no other, faithful to all that is witty, surreal, sexy and beautiful in Murakamis work.

A must-have for fans of Murakami, fans of Vintage fiction and fans of unique design, this diary will appeal to everyone as a desirable, collectible item or as a quirky companion for 2009.

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780099523673
Pages: 176
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Title: [What I Talk about When I Talk about Running]

Author(s): Murakami, Haruki
ISBN 13: 9784167502102
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Title: Cronica del pájaro que da cuerda al mundo (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle)

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9788483101711
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Title: The Elephant Vanishes

With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard.

By turns haunting and hilarious, The Elephant Vanishes is further proof of Murakami's ability to cross the border between separate realities and to come back bearing treasure.

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780679750536
Pages: 336
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Title: A Wild Sheep Chase

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780099448778
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Title: Norwegian Wood

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780307744661
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Title: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

This is a mesmerising mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and 1Q84.
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780099590378
Pages: 304
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Title: 1Q84: 3 Volume Boxed Set

This deluxe three-volume paperback boxed setgorgeously designed editions in a see-through case, with a removeable sticker on the shrink wrap packagingis a collectors item in the making. It beautifully showcases Haruki Murakamis most ambitious novel yet, 1Q84a love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a dystopia to rival George Orwells.
 
The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.
 
A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi drivers enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84Q is for question mark. A world that bears a question. Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled.
 
As Aomames and Tengos narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector.
 
An instant bestseller around the world, 1Q84 is a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780345802934
Pages: 1184
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Title: The Strange Library

In a fantastical illustrated short novel, three people imprisoned in a nightmarish library plot their escape.
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780385354301
Pages: 96
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Title: Vintage Murakami

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9781400033966
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Title: 1Q84 : Books 1 and 2

The year is 1Q84. This is the real world, there is no doubt about that. But in this world, there are two moons in the sky. In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined.
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780099549062
Pages: 816
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Title: Sputnik Sweetheart

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780099448471
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Title: 1Q84

Book Two of 1Q84 ended with Aomame standing on the Metropolitan Expressway with a gun between her lips.
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780099549055
Pages: ooks#volumes"
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Title: Wind/Pinball

These first major works of fiction by Haruki Murakami center on two young men--an unnamed narrator and his friend and former roommate, the Rat.
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780804195010
Pages: 410
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