What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2011-10-10
ISBN 10 : 9781448103737
ISBN 13 : 1448103738
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Book Description:

‘Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional’ A compelling mediation on the power of running and a fascinating insight into the life of this internationally bestselling writer. In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts travelogue, training log and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, this is a must-read for fans of this masterful yet private writer as well as for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running. 'There can never have been a book quite like this memoir of running and writing before. In its self-contained way, it's nothing less than an inspiration' Evening Standard 'Hugely enjoyable...You don't have to have run a marathon to be captivated' Sunday Telegraph 'Comical, charming and philosophical...an excellent memoir' GQ

Books by Haruki Murakami

Books by Haruki Murakami
Author : LLC Books
Publisher :
Total Pages : 18
Release : 2010-09
ISBN 10 : 1158345658
ISBN 13 : 9781158345656
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books by Haruki Murakami Book Description:

Murakami T

Murakami T
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Bond Street Books
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2021-11-16
ISBN 10 : 9780385667050
ISBN 13 : 0385667051
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murakami T Book Description:

TARGET CONSUMER: Haruki Murakami's millions of fans; readers of Murakami's The Strange Library, Absolutely on Music, and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running; fashion lovers (particularly streetwear and Japanese street fashion). The international literary icon opens his eclectic closet: Here are photographs of Murakami’s extensive and personal T-shirt collection, accompanied by essays that reveal a side of the writer rarely seen by the public. Considered "the world's most popular cult novelist" (The Guardian), Haruki Murakami has written books that have galvanized millions around the world. Many of his fans know about his 10,000-vinyl-record collection, and his obsession with running, but few have heard about a more intimate, and perhaps more unique, passion: his T-shirt-collecting habit. In Murakami T, the famously reclusive novelist shows us his T-shirts--including gems from the Springsteen on Broadway show in NYC, to the Beach Boys concert in Honolulu, to the shirt that inspired the beloved short story “Tony Takitani.” Accompanied by short, frank essays that have been translated into English for the first time, these photographs reveal much about Murakami's multifaceted and wonderfully eccentric persona.

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.

Desire

Desire
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2017-06-08
ISBN 10 : 9781473548473
ISBN 13 : 1473548470
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desire Book Description:

You’ve just passed someone on the street who could be the love of your life, the person you’re destined for – what do you do? In Murakami’s world, you tell them a story. The five weird and wonderful tales collected here each unlock the many-tongued language of desire, whether it takes the form of hunger, lust, sudden infatuation or the secret longings of the heart. Selected from Haruki’s Murakami’s short story collections The Elephant Vanishes, Blind Willow Sleeping Woman, Men Without Women VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Love by Jeanette Winterson Psychedelics by Aldous Huxley Eating by Nigella Lawson Summer by Laurie Lee

Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 48
Release : 2019-01-24
ISBN 10 : 9781473563810
ISBN 13 : 147356381X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birthday Girl Book Description:

She waited on tables as usual that day, her twentieth birthday. She always worked Fridays, but if things had gone according to plan on that particular Friday, she would have had the night off. One rainy Tokyo night, a waitress’s uneventful twentieth birthday takes a strange and fateful turn when she’s asked to deliver dinner to the restaurant’s reclusive owner. Birthday Girl is a beguiling, exquisitely satisfying taste of master storytelling, published to celebrate Murakami’s 70th birthday.

Tony Takitani

Tony Takitani
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher :
Total Pages : 44
Release : 2006-05
ISBN 10 : 0976047861
ISBN 13 : 9780976047865
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tony Takitani Book Description:

Life Is a Marathon

Life Is a Marathon
Author : Matt Fitzgerald
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2019-03-26
ISBN 10 : 9780738284781
ISBN 13 : 0738284785
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Is a Marathon Book Description:

An endurance athlete and coach reveals how the marathon transforms the lives of everyone who attempts it--and how it has helped his own family cope with serious adversity Step after step for 26.2 miles, hundreds of thousands of people run marathons. But why--what compels people past pain, lost toenails, 5.30 am start times, The Wall? Sports writer Matt Fitzgerald set out to run eight marathons in eight weeks across the country to answer that question. At each race, he meets an array of runners, from first timers, to dad-daughter teams and spouses, to people who'd been running for decades, and asks them what keeps them running. But there is another deeply personal part to Matt's journey: his own relationship to the sport--and how it helped him overcome his own struggles and cope with his wife Nataki's severe bipolar disorder. A combination of Matt's own How Bad Do You Want It? and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Life Is a Marathon captures the magic of those 26.2 miles. At the end of the day--and at the end of the race--the pursuit of a marathon finish line is not unlike the pursuit of happiness. You will pick up the book for a powerful personal story about what running does for the people for whom it does the most. You will put it down with a greater understanding of what it means to be alive in this world.

Why Running Matters

Why Running Matters
Author : Ian Mortimer
Publisher :
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2019-03-14
ISBN 10 : 1786859467
ISBN 13 : 9781786859464
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Running Matters Book Description:

You might run for fitness. You might run for speed. But ultimately, running is about much more than the physical act itself. It is about the challenges we face in life, and how we measure up to them. It is about companionship, endurance, ambition, hope, conviction, determination, self-respect and inspiration. It is about how we choose to live our lives, and what it means to share our values with other people. In this year-long memoir, which might be described as a historian's take on Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, the celebrated historian Ian Mortimer considers the meaning of running as he approaches his fiftieth birthday. From injuries and frustrated ambitions to exhilaration and empathy, it is a personal and yet universal account of what running means to people, and how it helps everyone focus on what really matters.

First Person Singular

First Person Singular
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2021-04-06
ISBN 10 : 9781473582378
ISBN 13 : 1473582377
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Person Singular Book Description:

A mindbending new collection of short stories from the unique, internationally acclaimed author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. A GUARDIAN AND SUNDAY TIMES 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK The eight masterly stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From nostalgic memories of youth, meditations on music and an ardent love of baseball to dreamlike scenarios, an encounter with a talking monkey and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Murakami himself is present. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory. . . all with a signature Murakami twist.