Download or Read eBook Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World PDF written by Haruki Murakami and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-10-10 with total page 55 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by : Haruki Murakami
A narrative particle accelerator that zooms between Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim. Science fiction, detective story and post-modern manifesto all rolled into one rip-roaring novel, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is the tour de force that expanded Haruki Murakami's international following. Tracking one man's descent into the Kafkaesque underworld of contemporary Tokyo, Murakami unites East and West, tragedy and farce, compassion and detachment, slang and philosophy.
Download or Read eBook The Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World PDF written by Haruki Murakami and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World PDF written by Haruki Murakami and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook Writing Journeys Across Cultural Borders PDF written by Elena V. Shabliy and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-10-13 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Writing Journeys Across Cultural Borders by : Elena V. Shabliy
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.
Download or Read eBook The Paris Review Interviews, IV PDF written by The Paris Review and published by Picador. This book was released on 2009-10-27 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Paris Review Interviews, IV by : The Paris Review
For more than fifty years, The Paris Review has brought us revelatory and revealing interviews with the literary lights of our age. This critically acclaimed series continues with another eclectic lineup, including Philip Roth, Ezra Pound, Haruki Murakami, Marilynne Robinson, Stephen Sondheim, E. B. White, Maya Angelou, William Styron and more. In each of these remarkable extended conversations, the authors touch every corner of the writing life, sharing their ambitions, obsessions, inspirations, disappointments, and the most idiosyncratic details of their writing habits. The collected interviews of The Paris Reviews are, as Gary Shteyngart put it, "a colossal literary event."
Download or Read eBook Who We're Reading When We're Reading Murakami PDF written by David Karashima and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Who We're Reading When We're Reading Murakami by : David Karashima
How did a loner destined for a niche domestic audience become one of the most famous writers alive? A "fascinating" look at the "business of bringing a best-selling novelist to a global audience" (The Atlantic)―and a “rigorous” exploration of the role of translators and editors in the creation of literary culture (The Paris Review). Thirty years ago, when Haruki Murakami’s works were first being translated, they were part of a series of pocket-size English-learning guides released only in Japan. Today his books can be read in fifty languages and have won prizes and sold millions of copies globally. How did a loner destined for a niche domestic audience become one of the most famous writers alive? This book tells one key part of the story. Its cast includes an expat trained in art history who never intended to become a translator; a Chinese American ex-academic who never planned to work as an editor; and other publishing professionals in New York, London, and Tokyo who together introduced a pop-inflected, unexpected Japanese voice to the wider literary world. David Karashima synthesizes research, correspondence, and interviews with dozens of individuals—including Murakami himself—to examine how countless behind-the-scenes choices over the course of many years worked to build an internationally celebrated author’s persona and oeuvre. His careful look inside the making of the “Murakami Industry" uncovers larger questions: What role do translators and editors play in framing their writers’ texts? What does it mean to translate and edit “for a market”? How does Japanese culture get packaged and exported for the West?
Download or Read eBook Postmodern, Feminist and Postcolonial Currents in Contemporary Japanese Culture PDF written by Fuminobu Murakami and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-02-01 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Postmodern, Feminist and Postcolonial Currents in Contemporary Japanese Culture by : Fuminobu Murakami
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.
Download or Read eBook Dances with Sheep PDF written by Matthew Carl Strecher and published by U of M Center For Japanese Studies. This book was released on 2021-01-19 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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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.
Download or Read eBook The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature PDF written by Susan Napier and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-07-22 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature by : Susan Napier
Modern Japan's repressed anxieties, fears and hopes come to the surface in the fantastic. A close analysis of fantasy fiction, film and comics reveals the ambivalence felt by many Japanese towards the success story of the nation in the twentieth century. The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature explores the dark side to Japanese literature and Japanese society. It takes in the nightmarish future depicted in the animated film masterpiece, Akira, and the pastoral dream worlds created by Japan's Nobel Prize winning author Oe Kenzaburo. A wide range of fantasists, many discussed here in English for the first time, form the basis for a ground-breaking analysis of utopias, dystopias, the disturbing relationship between women, sexuality and modernity, and the role of the alien in the fantastic.
Download or Read eBook Haruki Murakami and the Search for Self-Therapy PDF written by Jonathan Dil and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-24 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Haruki Murakami and the Search for Self-Therapy by : Jonathan Dil
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.