Sputnik Sweetheart

Sputnik Sweetheart
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2011-10-10
ISBN 10 : 9781448104765
ISBN 13 : 1448104769
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sputnik Sweetheart Book Description:

A mystery story about love, the cosmos and other fictional universes. Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. Miu is glamorous and successful. Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel. Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life: what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels for her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire. Then, a desperate Miu calls from a small Greek island: Sumire has mysteriously vanished... 'Confirms Murakami as a master of his craft... Out of this world' Time Out

Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 184
Release : 2001-04
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Los Angeles Magazine Book Description:

Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.

Cultural Complexes in China Japan Korea and Taiwan

Cultural Complexes in China  Japan  Korea  and Taiwan
Author : Thomas Singer
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 342
Release : 2020-12-30
ISBN 10 : 9781000336429
ISBN 13 : 1000336425
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Complexes in China Japan Korea and Taiwan Book Description:

Thomas Singer presents a unique collection which examines cultural complexes in four parts of East Asia: China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. From ancestor worship in China to the "kimchi bitch" meme of South Korea, the wounded feminine in Taiwan and hikikomori in Japan, the contributors take a Jungian lens to aspects of culture and shine a light on themes including gender, archetypes, consciousness, social roles, and political relations. This insightful and timely book will be essential reading for academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian ideas, politics, sociology, and Asian studies. It will also be of great interest to Jungian analysts in practice and in training.

Orbital Poetics

Orbital Poetics
Author : Philip Leonard
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2019-01-10
ISBN 10 : 9781350075108
ISBN 13 : 1350075108
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orbital Poetics Book Description:

This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Nottingham Trent University. What do we mean when we talk of 'world' literature? What does a global, even a planetary view reveal to us about literature, culture and being? In Orbital Poetics Philip Leonard explores conceptions of the world through the history of writing, theory and culture from an orbital perspective. Starting with literary and theoretical writing on satellites, orbit and terrestrial ground from the ancient world to the 21st century, the book casts a revealing new light on what it means to consider literature and culture on a global scale. Along the way, Leonard draws on a wide range of thinkers, writers and texts: from Dante and Goethe to contemporary electronic literature; Haruki Murakami and Tom McCarthy by way of philosophers and theorists including Agamben, Derrida and Heidegger; as well as astronaut photography and popular culture texts, such as novels by Buzz Aldrin and Tess Gerritsen and Alfonso Cuarón's film Gravity.

MR Elastic Brain

MR Elastic Brain
Author : Douglas John McLean Cairns
Publisher : Chipmunkapublishing ltd
Total Pages : 146
Release : 2011-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9781849913539
ISBN 13 : 1849913536
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MR Elastic Brain Book Description:

DescriptionThis book is a must for anyone making a serious study into the totally ridiculous. Sid Ozalid first burst onto the scene in 1978 as a one-legged tap dancing poet. He would dance with his pet monkey, thrash himself with a daisy and beat his head with a tin tray. During this time he provided support for such acts as Simple Minds, The Clash, The Specials, OMD and many more, some of whom asked for him to be removed from the building. He worked on Radio, TV and in The Moulin Rouge. This entertaining story of Sid's life and his brushes with fame over a 30-year period, plus a collection of poems written and performed from 1977 to 2010 demonstrates one man's desire to find a space for his creativity. About the AuthorBorn weeks before the start of the 1960s, Douglas fitted in very well at school until he had to learn something. On leaving school at 16 he found employment working in the cartographic drawing office at BP in Aberdeen. To fulfil his creative side, he invented the poet Sid Ozalid, and went on to perform for over 30 years on stage, radio and TV. At the turn of the century, Douglas suffered mental health issues and stopped both writing and performing. Over a period of time and with the help of friends and colleagues he managed to get back to work and establish himself as a successful Facilitator and Change Manager. Douglas has gone on a number of sponsored cycle rides and raised thousand of pounds for mental health charities. In 2010 he started performing again with gigs in London, Aberdeen, Amsterdam and on the moon.

Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction and Film

Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction and Film
Author : Marc Yamada
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 166
Release : 2019-10-29
ISBN 10 : 9781000712438
ISBN 13 : 1000712435
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction and Film Book Description:

This book provides the first interdisciplinary examination of the popular fiction and film of the “lost decades” of Japan’s Heisei period (1989–2019). Presenting original analysis of major Heisei writers, filmmakers, and manga artists, the chapters examine the work of Urasawa Naoki, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Murakami Haruki, and Shinkai Makoto, among others. Through the work of these cultural figures, the book also explores the struggle to define the history of Heisei—three decades of economic stagnation, social malaise, and natural disaster. In particular, it explores the dissonance between the dominant history of Japan’s recent past and the representation of this past in the popular imagination of the period. In so doing, this book argues that traumatic events from the years leading up to Heisei complicate the narration of a cohesive sense of history for the period, requiring works of fiction and film to explore new connections to the past. Incorporating literary and film theory to assess the works of culture, Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction and Film will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese culture, society, and history.

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 : 9781350270565
ISBN 13 : 1350270563
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.

Kritische Bildung

Kritische Bildung
Author : Werner Lenz
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages : 295
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 3825874869
ISBN 13 : 9783825874865
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kritische Bildung Book Description:

Postmodern Feminist and Postcolonial Currents in Contemporary Japanese Culture

Postmodern  Feminist and Postcolonial Currents in Contemporary Japanese Culture
Author : Fuminobu Murakami
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2006-02-01
ISBN 10 : 9781134246229
ISBN 13 : 1134246226
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postmodern Feminist and Postcolonial Currents in Contemporary Japanese Culture Book Description:

Using the Euro-American theoretical framework of postmodernism, feminism and post-colonialism, this book analyses the fictional and critical work of four contemporary Japanese writers; Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin. In addition the author reconsiders this Euro-American theory by looking back on it from the perspective of Japanese literary work. Presenting outstanding analysis of Japanese intellectuals and writers who have received little attention in the West, the book also includes an extensive and comprehensive bibliography making it essential reading for those studying Japanese literature, Japanese studies and Japanese thinkers.

Meaning in the Second Language

Meaning in the Second Language
Author : Roumyana Slabakova
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages : 337
Release : 2008-12-10
ISBN 10 : 9783110211511
ISBN 13 : 3110211513
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meaning in the Second Language Book Description:

This book reviews recent research on the second language acquisition of meaning with a view of establishing whether there is a critical period for the acquisition of compositional semantics. A modular approach to language architecture is assumed. The book addresses the Critical Period Hypothesis by examining the positive side of language development: it demonstrates which modules of the grammar are easy to acquire and are not subject to age effects. The Bottleneck Hypothesis is proposed, which argues that inflectional morphology and its features present the most formidable challenge, while syntax and phrasal semantics pose less difficulty to learners. Findings from the neurofunctional imaging (PET, fMRI) and electrophysiology (ERPs) of L2 comprehension are reviewed and critically examined. Since it is argued that experimental tasks in those studies are mostly in need of linguistic refinement, evidence from behavioral studies of L2 acquisition of semantics are brought to bear on comprehension modeling. Learning situations are divided into two types: those presenting learners with complex syntax, but simple semantics; and those offering complex semantic mismatches in simple syntactic contexts. The numerous studies of both types reviewed in the book indicate that there is no barrier to ultimate success in the acquisition of phrasal semantics.