A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2011-10-10
ISBN 10 : 9781448103522
ISBN 13 : 1448103525
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wild Sheep Chase Book Description:

Haruki Murakami's third novel, A Wild Sheep Chase is the mystery hybrid which completes the odyssey begun in Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973. 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 innocent photograph of sheep, and a request: place the photograph somewhere it will be seen. Then, one September afternoon, the phone rings, and the adventure begins. Welcome to the wild sheep chase. 'Mr. Murakami's style and imagination are closer to that of Kurt Vonnegut, Raymond Carver and John Irving' New York Times

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage Classic
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2015-08-06
ISBN 10 : 1784870153
ISBN 13 : 9781784870157
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wild Sheep Chase Book Description:

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 innocent photograph of sheep, and a request: place the photograph somewhere it will be seen. Then, one September afternoon, the phone rings, and the adventure begins. Welcome to the wild sheep chase.

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

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Haruki Murakami and the Search for Self Therapy

Haruki Murakami and the Search for Self Therapy
Author : Jonathan Dil
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2022-02-24
ISBN 10 : 9781350270558
ISBN 13 : 1350270555
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haruki Murakami and the Search for Self Therapy Book Description:

Haruki Murakami, a global literary phenomenon, has said that he started writing fiction as a means of self-therapy. What he has not discussed as much is what he needed self-therapy for. This book argues that by understanding more about why Murakami writes, and by linking this with the question of how he writes, readers can better understand what he writes. Murakami's fiction, in other words, can be read as a search for self-therapy. In five chapters which explore Murakami's fourteen novels to date, this book argues that there are four prominent therapeutic threads woven through Murakami's fiction that can be traced back to his personal traumas - most notably Murakami's falling out with his late father and the death of a former girlfriend – and which have also transcended them in significant ways as they have been transformed into literary fiction. The first thread looks at the way melancholia must be worked through for mourning to occur and healing to happen; the second thread looks at how symbolic acts of sacrifice can help to heal intergenerational trauma; the third thread looks at the way people with avoidant attachment styles can begin to open themselves up to love again; the fourth thread looks at how individuation can manifest as a response to nihilism. Meticulously researched and written with sensitivity, the result is a sophisticated exploration of Murakami's published novels as an evolving therapeutic project that will be of great value to all scholars of Japanese literature and culture.

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher :
Total Pages : 229
Release : 1989
ISBN 10 : OCLC:270682875
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wild Sheep Chase Book Description:

Magical Realism

Magical Realism
Author : Lois Parkinson Zamora
Publisher : Duke University Press
Total Pages : 581
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : 0822316404
ISBN 13 : 9780822316404
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magical Realism Book Description:

On magical realism in literature

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author : 春樹·村上
Publisher :
Total Pages : 299
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : 4770017065
ISBN 13 : 9784770017062
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wild Sheep Chase Book Description:

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:

Dances with Sheep

Dances with Sheep
Author : Matthew Strecher
Publisher : U of M Center for Japanese Studies
Total Pages : 254
Release : 2020-08
ISBN 10 : 9780472038336
ISBN 13 : 0472038338
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dances with Sheep Book Description:

As a spokesman for disaffected youth of the post-1960s, Murakami Haruki has become one of the most important voices in contemporary Japanese literature, and he has gained a following in the United States through translations of his works. In Dances with Sheep, Matthew Strecher examines Murakami's fiction--and, to a lesser extent, his nonfiction--for its most prevalent structures and themes. Strecher also delves into the paradoxes in Murakami's writings that confront critics and casual readers alike. Murakami writes of "serious" themes yet expresses them in a relatively uncomplicated style that appeals to high school students as well as scholars; and his fictional work appears to celebrate the pastiche of postmodern expression, yet he rejects the effects of the postmodern on contemporary culture as dangerous.Strecher's methodology is both historical and cultural as he utilizes four distinct yet interwoven approaches to analyze Murakami's major works: the writer's "formulaic" structure with serious themes; his play with magical realism; the intense psychological underpinnings of his literary landscape; and his critique of language and its capacity to represent realities, past and present. Dances with Sheep links each of these approaches with Murakami's critical focus on the fate of individual identity in contemporary Japan. The result is that the simplicity of the Murakami hero, marked by lethargy and nostalgia, emerges as emblematic of contemporary humankind, bereft of identity, direction, and meaning. Murakami's fiction is reconstructed in Dances with Sheep as a warning against the dehumanizing effects of late-model capitalism, the homogenization of the marketplace, and the elimination of effective counterculture in Japan.

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher :
Total Pages : 299
Release : 1991
ISBN 10 : 0140132759
ISBN 13 : 9780140132755
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. A lonely 20-something young man begins a surreal quest in which he confronts not only a herd of mythological sheep but also the demons deep within himself.