South of the Border West of the Sun

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448104758
Release Date: 2011-10-10
Genre: Fiction

Growing up in the suburbs in post-war Japan, it seemed to Hajime that everyone but him had brothers and sisters. His sole companion was Shimamoto, also an only child. Together they spent long afternoons listening to her father's record collection. But when his family moved away, the two lost touch. Now Hajime is in his thirties. After a decade of drifting he has found happiness with his loving wife and two daughters, and success running a jazz bar. Then Shimamoto reappears. She is beautiful, intense, enveloped in mystery. Hajime is catapulted into the past, putting at risk all he has in the present. ** Murakami’s new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he’d known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again'

Haruki Murakami

Author: Mark Mussari
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 0761441247
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Shock and Naturalization in Contemporary Japanese Literature

Author: Carl Cassegård
Publisher: Global Oriental
ISBN: 9789004213487
Release Date: 2007-03-29
Genre: Literary Criticism

This study introduces the concepts of naturalization and naturalized modernity, and uses them as tools for understanding the way modernity has been experienced and portrayed in Japanese literature since the end of the Second World War.

Graphic Design Solutions

Author: Robin Landa
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111784232
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Education

This best-selling text remains the most comprehensive, how-to reference on graphic design and advertising for print and interactive media, intended to serve as a foundation for a graphic design and advertising design education. Theory and applications are stressed with an instructive approach. Known for its thorough treatment of theory and major graphic design applications, this text concentrates on the integration of design principles and elements, providing hundreds of meaningful examples of their interaction throughout. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307762702
Release Date: 2010-08-11
Genre: Fiction

Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami 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.

Blind Willow Sleeping Woman

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448103669
Release Date: 2011-10-10
Genre: Fiction

Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we wish for. Whether during a chance reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a holiday in Hawaii or in the grip of everyday life, Murakami's characters confront loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distance between those who ought to be closest of all. ** Murakami’s new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he’d known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again.'

Novels by Haruki Murakami

Author: Source Wikipedia
ISBN: 123048518X
Release Date: 2013-09

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 18. Chapters: 1Q84, After Dark (novel), A Wild Sheep Chase, Dance Dance Dance (novel), Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Hear the Wind Sing, Kafka on the Shore, Norwegian Wood (novel), Pinball, 1973, South of the Border, West of the Sun, Sputnik Sweetheart, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Excerpt: 1Q84 (One Q Eighty-Four or ichi-kew-hachi-yon Ichi-Ky -Hachi-Yon)) is a novel by Haruki Murakami, first published in three volumes in Japan in 2009-10. The novel quickly became a sensation, with its first printing selling out the day it was released, and reaching sales of one million within a month. The English language edition of all three volumes, with the first two volumes translated by Jay Rubin and the third by Philip Gabriel, was released in North America and the United Kingdom on October 25, 2011. An excerpt from the novel, "Town of Cats," appeared in the September 5, 2011 issue of The New Yorker magazine. The first chapter of 1Q84 has also been read as an excerpt at Selected Shorts. The novel was originally published in Japan in three hardcover volumes by Shinchosha. Book 1 and Book 2 were both published on May 29, 2009; Book 3 was published on April 16, 2010. In English translation, Knopf published the novel in the United States in a single volume on October 25, 2011. In the United Kingdom the novel was published by Harvill Secker in two volumes. The first volume, containing Books 1 and 2, was published on October 18, 2011, followed by the second volume, containing Book 3, published on October 25, 2011. The cover for the Knopf edition, featuring a transparent dust jacket, was created by Chip Kidd. Murakami spent four years writing the novel after coming up with the opening sequence and title. The title is a play on the Japanese pronunciation of the year 1984, a reference to George...

Modern Japanese Writers

Author: Jay Rubin
Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
ISBN: UOM:49015002913219
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This is the first encyclopedia in the Scribner Writers Series to focus on Asian writers and genres. It highlights 25 of the most widely translated Japanese authors, such as Yukio Mishima, Kobo Abe, Junichiro Tanizaki and Fumiko Enchi.

A Magazine

ISBN: UOM:39015074928956
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Asian Americans

Dances With Sheep

Author: Matthew Strecher
Publisher: University of Michigan Center for
ISBN: UOM:39015055810165
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Criticism

Life in the Cul de sac

Author: Senji Kuroi
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
ISBN: 1880656574
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Fiction

Kuroi traces the lives of four families living on the same street in suburban Tokyo.

The Americana annual

Author: Alexander Hopkins McDannald
ISBN: UOM:39015046793975
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Encyclopedias and dictionaries