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.

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Author: Matthew Strecher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826452399

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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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

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.

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Author: HARUKI. MURAKAMI

Publisher: Vintage Classic

ISBN: 1784875414

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Page: 624

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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

Read in this context, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle may be called “detective fiction" only insofar as it projects this focus on style that is so important to Murakami; its lack of closure, on the other hand, is not a matter of “laziness,” ...

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Author: Matthew Strecher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441101464

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 102

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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

While searching for his missing wife, Japanese lawyer Toru Okada has strange experiences and meets strange characters.

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ISBN: 0965341984

Category: Japan

Page: 611

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While searching for his missing wife, Japanese lawyer Toru Okada has strange experiences and meets strange characters. A woman wants phone sex, a man describes wartime torture, he finds himself at the bottom of a well. Part detective story, part philosophical meditation.

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

He is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His works include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, After Dark and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

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Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446499108

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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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

The Cultural Complex

His famous novels are Norwegian Wood ( 2000 ) , The Wind - up Bird Chronicle ( 1997 ) , Sputnik Sweetheart ( 2001 ) and , most recently , Kafka on the Shore ( 2002a ) . These are stories with deep psychological and philosophical ...

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Author: Thomas Singer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1583919139

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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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 Facts on File Companion to the World Novel

Chapters are introduced with witty subtitles that make popular references, carrying Murakami's play between history and modernity. BIBLIOGRAPHY Strecher, Matthew Carl. Haruki Murakami's The Wind-up Bird Chronicle: A Reader's Guide.

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Author: Michael Sollars

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108360

Category: Fiction

Page: 948

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Who We re Reading When We re Reading Murakami

If I may say so myself, I think that it's a well-written book.” 85 Reviews recognized that the novel was a turning point for Murakami. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times's chief book critic, wrote, “'The WindUp Bird Chronicle' is a ...

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Author: David Karashima

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781593765903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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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?

New York Magazine

In The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Murakami has discarded his virtual Americanisms and written a 640-page book that literally weighs in with Infinite Jest, Mason & Dixon, and Don DeLillo's Underworld. Conspiracy theories, if nothing else, ...

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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.

David Mitchell

Wind-up Bird Chronicle. Space considerations make a summary of the complex and multilayered narrative of this novel difficult, but, at its most basic, the primary narrative thread involves the narrator and his quest to recover his ...

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Author: Sarah Dillon

Publisher: Gylphi Limited

ISBN: 9781780240022

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Page: 264

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The outcome of the first international conference on David Mitchell's writing, this collection of critical essays focuses on his first three novels - 'Ghostwritten', 'number9dream' and 'Cloud Atlas' - to provide an analysis of Mitchell's complex narrative techniques and the literary, political and cultural implications of his work.