The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

Gripping, prophetic, and suffused with comedy and menace, this is an astonishingly imaginative detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets from Japan’s forgotten campaign in Manchuria ...

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030776270X

Category: Fiction

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force—and one of Haruki Murakami’s most acclaimed and beloved novels. In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat—and then for his wife as well—in a netherworld beneath the city’s placid surface. As these searches intersect, he encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists. Gripping, prophetic, and suffused with comedy and menace, this is an astonishingly imaginative detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets from Japan’s forgotten campaign in Manchuria during World War II.

Haruki Murakami s The Wind up Bird Chronicle

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.

Author: Matthew Strecher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441101462

Category: Literary Criticism

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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

At once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of buried secrets from World War II, this surreal mystery follows an unassuming “everyman,” Toru, as he searches for his wife, who’s inexplicably ...

Author: Stephen Earnhart

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 082223811X

Category: Performing Arts

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At once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of buried secrets from World War II, this surreal mystery follows an unassuming “everyman,” Toru, as he searches for his wife, who’s inexplicably disappeared. Toru soon encounters a cast of strange characters, each with their own intriguing stories, who begin showing up in his dreams, opening doors to a hallucinatory world charged with sexuality and violence. As the lines between dreams and reality dissolve, Toru must confront the dark forces that exist inside him as part of his human nature.

The Wind up Bird Chronicle

A man named Toru Okada is searching the Tokyo suburbs for his wife's runaway cat, but soon finds himself searching for his missing wife as well.

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329807529

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A man named Toru Okada is searching the Tokyo suburbs for his wife's runaway cat, but soon finds himself searching for his missing wife as well.

New York Magazine

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle BY HARUKI MURAKAMI Translated from the
Japanese by )ay Rubin Knopf; 624 pages; $25.95 THIS CERTAINLY HAS BEEN
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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.

Vintage Fantasy

As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell.

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780099511403

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2 classic books for the price of 1: Vintage Fantasy is a limited edition gift pack which consists of beautifully designed separate volumes ofAlice's Adventures in Wonderlandby Lewis Carroll and Haruki Murakami's cult bestsellerThe Wind-up Bird Chronicle. Vintage Fantasy is just one of ten Vintage Classic Twins to collect. Each twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work. The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Alice is one of the most beloved characters of English writing. A bright and inquisitive child, one boring summer afternoon she follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole. At the bottom she finds herself in a bizarre world full of strange creatures, and attends a very strange tea party and croquet match. This immensely witty and unique story mixes satire and puzzles, comedy and anxiety, to provide an astute depiction of the experience of childhood. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle: Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has started receiving. As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell.

Representation of War and History in Murakami Haruki s the Wind Up Bird Chronicle

This dissertation, "Representation of War and History in Murakami Haruki's The Wind-up Bird Chronicle" by Naoko, Kakoi, 栫直子, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative ...

Author: Naoko Kakoi

Publisher: Open Dissertation Press

ISBN: 9781361479285

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This dissertation, "Representation of War and History in Murakami Haruki's The Wind-up Bird Chronicle" by Naoko, Kakoi, 栫直子, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3868278

Dances with Sheep

This is clear from the very first chapters of The Wind - Up Bird Chronicle , a work
that , despite its considerable length ( more than 1,200 pages ) and complexity (
at least three major narratives are given ) , is still simply about recognizing and ...

Author: Matthew Strecher

Publisher: U of M Center for Japanese Studies

ISBN: 0472038338

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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.

Haruki Murakami and His Early Work

Nejimaki - dori kuronikuru : daiichi - bu , dorobo kasasagi hen talAV : 165 ED (
The Wind - Up Bird Chronicle : Part 1 , The Thieving Magpie ) . Shinchosha ,
1994 . Nejimaki - dori kuronikuru : daini - bu , yogen suru tori hen 12 L 5 30 = til :
2 + 3 ...

Author: Masaki Mori

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In the context of Haruki Murakamii's real-life activities that are conducive to his writing, this book sheds light on three of his early short stories. Comparable to his acclaimed novels in complexity and covert meaning, they reveal upon close analysis his distinctive literary creativity and enduring concerns with society.

Murakami Haruki

In his book, Murakami Haruki, Dr. Michael Seats offers an important philosophical intervention in the discussion of the relationship between Murakami's fiction and contemporary Japanese culture.

Author: Michael Seats

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739107850

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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This book offers a new approach to dealing with Murakami's radical narrative project by demonstrating how his first and later trilogies utilize the structure of the simulacrum, a second-order representation, to develop a complex critique of contemporary Japanese culture.

Underground

Described as a work of "journalistic literature,"[1] Underground was originally published as a series of separate interviews Murakami conducted with 60 victims of the attacks and descriptions of how the attacks were carried out, along with ...

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329807596

Category: Fiction

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Described as a work of "journalistic literature,"[1] Underground was originally published as a series of separate interviews Murakami conducted with 60 victims of the attacks and descriptions of how the attacks were carried out, along with his essay, "Blind Nightmare: Where Are We Japanese Going?" In 2000, an English translation was published which included interviews with 8 members of Aum.

A Wild Haruki Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard - Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World are
said to show the strong influence of Kurt Vonnegut , Jr . , while Franz Kafka
appears to have influenced The Wind - Up Bird Chronicle . Murakami himself has
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Author: 国際交流基金

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Category: Literary Criticism

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"Youthful, slangy, political, and allegorical, Murakami is a writer who seems to be aware of every current American novel and popular song. Yet . . . [A Wild Sheep Chase] is clearly rooted in modern Japan." --The New York Times "In every society, Murakami's works are first accepted as texts that assuage the political disillusionment, romantic impulses, loneliness, and emptiness of readers. Only later do they fully realize that the author was born in Japan and that the books are actually translations." --Inuhiko Yomota, Meiji Gakuen University Jay Rubin, Richard Powers, Kim Choon Mie, Inuhiko Yomota, Roland Kelts, Shozo Fujii, Shinya Machida, Ivan Sergeevich Logatchov, Koichi Oi, Issey Ogata With a special essay on translation by Haruki Murakami Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's best-selling books, including Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and Kafka on the Shore, have been translated into over forty languages. His dreamlike prose delights readers across borders and datelines. What lies behind this phenomenal international appeal? The Japan Foundation asked novelists, translators, artists, and critics from around the world to answer this question. A Wild Haruki Chase presents their intriguing findings. Neuroscience, revolution, a secret Chinese connection . . . you'll never read Murakami the same way again. Includes a full-color review of book covers from around the world!

Haruki Murakami

Profiles the life and career of the award-winning Japanese author famous for works of both fiction and nonfiction.

Author: Mark Mussari

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761441243

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

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Profiles the life and career of the award-winning Japanese author famous for works of both fiction and nonfiction.

The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers

Then , working as a professor in the United States , he began his masterpiece ,
The Wind - up Bird Chronicle ( 1994 – 1995 ) , in which he took the best of his
experimental and realistic voices , plus a new sense of history and morality , and
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Author: Vendela Vida

Publisher: McSweeneys Books

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A fascinating compendium of conversations between writers includes dialogues between Zadi Smith and Ian McEwan, Jonathan Lethem and Paul Auster, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace, and many, many others. Original.

New York

CHRONICLE BOOKS LUC SANTE Oddville An epic set in motion when a cat
goes missing , Haruki Murakami's dreamlike , curiously suspenseful ' The Wind -
Up Bird Chronicle ' has its own internal logic . T BIRD The Wind - Up Bird
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The New Yorker

... 34 “ The Wind Blows Through the Doors of My Heart " 56 " If a Clown " 73 “
Epithalamium NYC ” Stephen Dunn Anne Carson Read an excerpt and find more
about all of his bestselling books including The Wind - Up Bird Chronicle at
Haruki ...

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This is My Best

HARUKI MURAKAMI From THE WIND - UP BIRD CHRONICLE I WROTE THIS
NOVEL while I was living in America from 1991 to 1995 , first in Princeton , New
Jersey , for two and a half years , and then Cambridge , Massachusetts , for two ...

Author: Retha Powers

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ISBN: 9781582881577

Category: American literature

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We all have our favorite pieces by our beloved writers. But what do they think is their own best work? Inspired by an acclaimed collection published in 1942, the editors at the Quality Paperback Book Club invited fiction writers, essayists, poets, playwrights, and cartoonists to choose and comment on their best work. The result is a veritable who's who of contemporary literature and popular culture, including selections by Anne Tyler, Arthur Miller, Gary Trudeau, David Sedaris, Rita Dove, Tom Robbins, Ruth Reichl, T.C. Boyle, Mary Karr, John Updike, and dozens more. Each selection is rewarding in itself; more still for the introductions in which the author explains his or her choice, shedding light on both the work and creative process. Appealing to readers of the annual best short story collections, writers, and fans of the stellar list of contributors, This Is My Best is a landmark literary anthology.

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The Believer

THINGS * A baseball bat — The Wind - Up Bird Chronicle * Cinnamon's voice
The Wind - Up Bird Chronicle * A woman's name— “ Shinagawa Monkey , ” Blind
Willow , Sleeping Woman * Nakata's higher brain function - Kafka on the Shore ...

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Japanese Fiction Writers Since World War II

In an address at University of California , Berkeley on 19 November 1992
Murakami shared these thoughts about the future : is Nejimaki - dori kuronikuru (
1994 - 1995 ; translated as The Wind - Up Bird Chronicle , 1997 ) , a three -
volume ...

Author: Van C. Gessel

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Category: Japanese fiction

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