The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle
Author : HARUKI. MURAKAMI
Publisher : Vintage Classic
Total Pages : 624
Release : 2019-10-03
ISBN 10 : 1784875414
ISBN 13 : 9781784875411
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle Book Description:

Enter the surreal and enchanting world of Haruki Murakami Toru Okada's cat has disappeared. His wife is growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has recently been receiving. As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out. He embarks on a bizarre journey, guided by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell. 'Mesmerising, surreal, this really is the work of a true original' The Times Part of the VINTAGE JAPANESE CLASSICS series - five masterpieces of Japanese fiction in gorgeous new gift editions.

Haruki Murakami s The Wind up Bird Chronicle

Haruki Murakami s The Wind up Bird Chronicle
Author : Matthew Strecher
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages : 102
Release : 2002-01-11
ISBN 10 : 9781441101464
ISBN 13 : 1441101462
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haruki Murakami s The Wind up Bird Chronicle Book Description:

This is an excellent guide to Haruki Murakami's extraordinary novel. It features a biography of the author (including an interview), a full-length analysis of the novel, and a great deal more. If you're studying this novel, reading it for your book club, or if you simply want to know more about it, you'll find this guide informative and helpful. This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from 'The Remains of the Day' to 'White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 624
Release : 2011-10-10
ISBN 10 : 9781446499108
ISBN 13 : 1446499103
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle Book Description:

Toru Okada's cat has disappeared. His wife is growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has recently been receiving. As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided (however obscurely) by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell. 'Visionary...a bold and generous book' New York Times 'Murakami weaves textured layers of reality into a shot-silk garment of deceptive beauty' Independent on Sunday 'Deeply philosophical and teasingly perplexing, it is impossible to put down' Daily Telegraph 'Mesmerising, surreal, this really is the work of a true original' The Times

New York Magazine

New York Magazine
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 164
Release : 1997-10-13
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New York Magazine Book Description:

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel
Author : Michael Sollars
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 948
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781438108360
ISBN 13 : 1438108362
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel Book Description:

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.

The Cultural Complex

The Cultural Complex
Author : Thomas Singer
Publisher : Psychology Press
Total Pages : 279
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 1583919139
ISBN 13 : 9781583919132
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Complex Book Description:

Based on Jung's theory of complexes, this book offers a new perspective on the psychological nature of conflicts between groups and cultures by introducing the concept of the cultural complex. This modern version of Jung's idea offers an original view of the forces that prevent human attempts to bring a peaceful, collaborative spirit to conflict between groups. The Cultural Complex represents a valuable contribution to analytical psychology and will undoubtedly also stimulate dialogue in the fields of sociology, political science and cultural studies.

The Elephant Vanishes

The Elephant Vanishes
Author : 春樹·村上
Publisher : Knopf
Total Pages : 327
Release : 1993
ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106010942750
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant Vanishes Book Description:

Fifteen tales encompass the story of a man obsessed with the disappearance of an elephant from a local zoo and that of a young mother whose sleeplessness provides her with a foretaste of death

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.

South of the Border West of the Sun

South of the Border  West of the Sun
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages : 213
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018773801
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South of the Border West of the Sun Book Description:

Years after their separation, two Japanese childhood sweethearts are reunited, and happily married Hajime finds himself prepared to risk everything for the chance to be with his now mysterious first love Shinamoto. 30,000 first printing.