A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 223
Release : 2010-09-01
ISBN 10 : 037571894X
ISBN 13 : 9780375718946
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wild Sheep Chase Book Description:

A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami’s international reputation. It begins simply enough: A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company’s advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the pastoral 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 in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes our hero from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan, where he confronts not only the mythological sheep, but the confines of tradition and the demons deep within himself. Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best.

Novels by Haruki Murakami

Novels by Haruki Murakami
Author : Source Wikipedia
Publisher : University-Press.org
Total Pages : 20
Release : 2013-09
ISBN 10 : 123048518X
ISBN 13 : 9781230485188
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novels by Haruki Murakami Book Description:

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...

Wong Kar Wai s Chungking Express

Wong Kar Wai s Chungking Express
Author : Carol Hui-Chih Lui
Publisher :
Total Pages : 108
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : OCLC:743073198
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wong Kar Wai s Chungking Express Book Description:

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author : Emile Bergerat
Publisher :
Total Pages : 315
Release : 1894
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HN1PG6
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wild Sheep Chase Book Description:

A Wild Haruki Chase

A Wild Haruki Chase
Author : 国際交流基金
Publisher :
Total Pages : 151
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131791894
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wild Haruki Chase Book Description:

"Youthful, slangy, political, and allegorical, Murakami is a writer who seems to be aware of every current American novel and popular song. Yet . . . [A Wild Sheep Chase] is clearly rooted in modern Japan." --The New York Times "In every society, Murakami's works are first accepted as texts that assuage the political disillusionment, romantic impulses, loneliness, and emptiness of readers. Only later do they fully realize that the author was born in Japan and that the books are actually translations." --Inuhiko Yomota, Meiji Gakuen University Jay Rubin, Richard Powers, Kim Choon Mie, Inuhiko Yomota, Roland Kelts, Shozo Fujii, Shinya Machida, Ivan Sergeevich Logatchov, Koichi Oi, Issey Ogata With a special essay on translation by Haruki Murakami Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's best-selling books, including Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and Kafka on the Shore, have been translated into over forty languages. His dreamlike prose delights readers across borders and datelines. What lies behind this phenomenal international appeal? The Japan Foundation asked novelists, translators, artists, and critics from around the world to answer this question. A Wild Haruki Chase presents their intriguing findings. Neuroscience, revolution, a secret Chinese connection . . . you'll never read Murakami the same way again. Includes a full-color review of book covers from around the world!

Dance Dance Dance

Dance Dance Dance
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2011-10-10
ISBN 10 : 9781448103676
ISBN 13 : 1448103673
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance Dance Dance Book Description:

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. A one-armed beach-combing poet, an uptight hotel clerk and one very bemused narrator caught in the web of advanced capitalist mayhem. Combine this offbeat cast of characters with Murakami's idiosyncratic prose and out comes Dance Dance Dance. ** Murakami’s new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he’d known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again.'

Sun Moon and Stars

Sun  Moon  and Stars
Author : Agnes Giberne
Publisher :
Total Pages : 303
Release : 1894
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HN5FHM
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sun Moon and Stars Book Description:

1Q84

1Q84
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 1318
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 9780099578079
ISBN 13 : 0099578077
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1Q84 Book Description:

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. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both. Something extraordinary is starting.

The Elephant Vanishes

The Elephant Vanishes
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2011-10-10
ISBN 10 : 9781448103713
ISBN 13 : 1448103711
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant Vanishes Book Description:

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 irresistible to a small green monster that burrows through her front garden. An insomniac wife wakes up in a twilight world of semi-consciousness in which anything seems possible - even death. In every one of these stories Murakami makes a determined assault on the normal. ** Murakami’s new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he’d known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again'