Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 512
Release : 2011-10-10
ISBN 10 : 9781448103690
ISBN 13 : 144810369X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kafka on the Shore Book Description:

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 suddenly turned upside down. As their parallel odysseys unravel, cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky; a ghost-like pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since World War II. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle - one of many which combine to create an elegant and dreamlike masterpiece. 'Wonderful... Magical and outlandish' Daily Mail 'Hypnotic, spellbinding' The Times 'Cool, fluent and addictive' Daily Telegraph

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.

Literature of the Global Age

Literature of the Global Age
Author : Maurizio Ascari
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 212
Release : 2014-01-10
ISBN 10 : 9780786485352
ISBN 13 : 0786485353
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature of the Global Age Book Description:

In an age of world citizenship, literary scholarship is focusing increasingly on texts which communicate effectively over cultural lines. Advocating a planetary approach to contemporary literature, this critical text examines eight novels from eight cultures. The writers discussed are Julian Barnes, Magda Szabo, Abraham B. Yehoshua, Ian McEwan, W.G. Sebald, Murakami Haruki, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Azar Nafisi. Focusing on the authors’ encouragement to meditate on life’s most pressing issues, the essays here invite us to reevaluate postmodernism as a current category.

Writing Journeys Across Cultural Borders

Writing Journeys Across Cultural Borders
Author : Elena V. Shabliy
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2021
ISBN 10 : 9781666900354
ISBN 13 : 1666900354
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Journeys Across Cultural Borders Book Description:

This book identifies, through an interdisciplinary lens, literary works that treat the theme of the journey from multiple angles: religious, psychological, psychoanalytical, philosophical, educational, and historical.

A Study Guide for Haruki Murakami s Kafka on the Shore

A Study Guide for Haruki Murakami s  Kafka on the Shore
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 24
Release : 2016
ISBN 10 : 9781410350336
ISBN 13 : 1410350339
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Haruki Murakami s Kafka on the Shore Book Description:

A Study Guide for Haruki Murakami's "Kafka on the Shore," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus
Author : Andreas Markantonatos
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages : 360
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 3110193264
ISBN 13 : 9783110193268
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oedipus at Colonus Book Description:

Annotation This is the first study of Sophocles Oedipus at Colonus which offers a lucid discussion of the main developments in the interpretative scholarship on the play, including among others an incisive analysis of its historical, social, mythical, intertextual, and performative contexts.

Landscapes of Realism

Landscapes of Realism
Author : Dirk Göttsche
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages : 814
Release : 2021-04-15
ISBN 10 : 9789027260369
ISBN 13 : 9027260362
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscapes of Realism Book Description:

Few literary phenomena are as elusive and yet as persistent as realism. While it responds to the perennial impulse to use literature to reflect on experience, it also designates a specific set of literary and artistic practices that emerged in response to Western modernity. Landscapes of Realism is a two-volume collaborative interdisciplinary exploration of this vast territory, bringing together leading-edge new criticism on the realist paradigms that were first articulated in nineteenth-century Europe but have since gone on globally to transform the literary landscape. Tracing the manifold ways in which these paradigms are developed, discussed and contested across time, space, cultures and media, this first volume tackles in its five core essays and twenty-five case studies such questions as why realism emerged when it did, why and how it developed such a transformative dynamic across languages, to what extent realist poetics remain central to art and popular culture after 1900, and how generally to reassess realism from a twenty-first-century comparative perspective.

Shaping the Field of Translation In Japanese Turkish Contexts I

Shaping the Field of Translation In Japanese     Turkish Contexts I
Author : Esin ESEN
Publisher : Peter Lang
Total Pages : 262
Release : 2019-05-31
ISBN 10 : 9783631789254
ISBN 13 : 3631789254
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaping the Field of Translation In Japanese Turkish Contexts I Book Description:

The academic discipline of translation studies is only half a century old and even younger in the field of bilateral translation between Japanese and Turkish. This book is the first volume of the world’s first academic book on Turkish↔Japanese translation. While this volume gathered discussions on translation studies with theoric and applied aspects, literature, linguistics, and philosophy, the second volume deals with the history of translation, philosophy, culture education, language education, and law. It also covers the translation of historical materials and divan poetry. These books will be the first steps to discuss and develop various aspects of the field. Such compilation brings together experienced and young Turkology and Japanology scholars as well as academics linked to translation studies and translation, and also translators. Both volumes contain 24 essays written by twenty-two writers from Japan, Turkey, USA and China. Introduction by Judy WAKABAYASHI, Special notes by Turgay KURULTAY, Esin ESEN, Ryō MIYASHITA, Devrim Çetin GÜVEN, İbrahim Soner ÖZDEMİR, Keichirō ISHII, Nuray AKDEMİR, Ruosheng Sun, Ayşegül ATAY, Ayşe AĞRIŞ

Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions

Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions
Author : Kwai-Cheung Lo
Publisher : SUNY Press
Total Pages : 251
Release : 2010-08-04
ISBN 10 : 9781438432106
ISBN 13 : 1438432100
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions Book Description:

Innovative analysis of the relationship of gender to East Asian economic development.


Author : Katharine M. Rogers
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Total Pages : 207
Release : 2006-12-27
ISBN 10 : 1861892926
ISBN 13 : 9781861892928
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cat Book Description:

An entertaining look at the cat, one of the most popular pets in the world.