Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood
Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780307950628
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Release: 2000
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The tragic death of their best friend has a profound influence on the passionate relationship between Toro, a serious young college student in Tokyo, and Naoko, an introspective beauty.

Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood
Author: Lars Mytting
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781613128206
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson–like thriller; it’s a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it’s also a thoughtful attempt to understand man’s age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.

Author: 春樹·村上
Pages: 389
ISBN: 9780099448822
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Release: 2003
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past.

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees
Author: Robert Penn
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780141977522
Available:
Release: 2015-10-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert finds that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture and baseball bats, are far from dead. The book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.

Vintage Murakami

Vintage Murakami
Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780307430014
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. “Murakami’s bold willingness to go straight over the top is a signal indication of his genius. . . . A world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks.” —The Washington Post Book World Not since Yukio Mishima and Yasunari Kawabata has a Japanese writer won the international acclaim enjoyed by Haruki Murakami. His genre-busting novels, short stories and reportage, which have been translated into 35 languages, meld the surreal and the hard-boiled, deadpan comedy and delicate introspection. Vintage Murakami includes the opening chapter of the international bestseller Norwegian Wood; “Lieutenant Mamiya’s Long Story: Parts I and II” from his monumental novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle; “Shizuko Akashi” from Underground, his non-fiction book on the Toyko subway attack of 1995; and the short stories “Barn Burning,” “Honeypie.” Also included, for the first time in book form, the short story, “Ice Man.”

First Person Singular

First Person Singular
Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780385696159
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Bond Street Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A riveting new collection of short stories from the beloved, internationally acclaimed Haruki Murakami. The eight masterful stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator, a lonely man. Some of them (like "With the Beatles," "Cream" and "On a Stone Pillow") are nostalgic looks back at youth. Others are set in adulthood--"Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova," "Carnaval," "Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey" and the title story, "First Person Singular." Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Haruki himself is present, as in "The Yakult Swallows Poetry Collection." Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. The stories touch beautifully on love and loss, childhood and death . . . all with a signature Murakami twist.

Norwegian Wood Activity Book

Norwegian Wood Activity Book
Author: Lars Mytting
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0857056573
Available:
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Quercus Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following the extraordinary international success of NORWEGIAN WOOD, the bestselling manual for chopping, stacking and drying wood the Scandinavian way, THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK offers something for all the family, including: · Top Trunks · Spot the difference · Dot-to-dot and mazes · Cut out and colour the woodchoppers' clothing · Step-by-step guides to laying the perfect fire and building a round stack · And magnificent frozen landscapes THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK is an original gift for all seasons and the perfect fireside companion, to bring warmth and entertainment to armchair enthusiasts and active woodcutters alike.

Norwegian wood

Norwegian wood
Author: Haruki Murakami,Dorota Marczewska (tłumacz),Anna Zielińska-Elliott,Muza SA.
Pages: 469
ISBN: 8377585707
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: pl

Explanation of the Book:

Norwegian Wood Tokyo Blues

Norwegian Wood  Tokyo Blues
Author: Murakami Haruki,
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9788858407240
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Release: 2012-12-18
Editor: Giulio Einaudi Editore
Language: it

Explanation of the Book:

Con una nota dell'autore. *** «La costruzione della scrittura di Murakami è cosí impalpabile e squisita che ogni cosa egli scelga di descrivere vibra di potenzialità simbolica: una camicia stesa ad asciugare, dei ritagli di carta, un fermaglio a forma di farfalla». «The Guardian»

Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood
Author: Jerri Holan
Pages: 208
ISBN: IND:30000086953076
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Release: 1990
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Surveys the Norwegian tradition of building wooden houses and churches, describes surviving examples, and discusses log and stave details

The Centaur

The Centaur
Author: John Updike
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780679645870
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Release: 2012-06-05
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER The Centaur is a modern retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded yet unable to die, gave up his immortality on behalf of Prometheus. In the retelling, Olympus becomes small-town Olinger High School; Chiron is George Caldwell, a science teacher there; and Prometheus is Caldwell’s fifteen-year-old son, Peter. Brilliantly conflating the author’s remembered past with tales from Greek mythology, John Updike translates Chiron’s agonized search for relief into the incidents and accidents of three winter days spent in rural Pennsylvania in 1947. The result, said the judges of the National Book Award, is “a courageous and brilliant account of a conflict in gifts between an inarticulate American father and his highly articulate son.”

Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood
Author: Elisabeth Tostrup
Pages: 208
ISBN: UOM:39015066787063
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Release: 2006-08-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tostrup (architecture, Oslo School of Architecture and Design) has written the first book on the life and architecture of Wenche Selmer (1920-1998), one of the few women who gained prominence among European architects in the mid-twentieth century. Tostrup features 14 of Selmer's wooden cabins and houses, for which she provides detailed descriptions

Love Is a Mix Tape

Love Is a Mix Tape
Author: Rob Sheffield
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781400083039
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Release: 2007
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a poignant memoir of love, loss, and music, a rock and pop culture critic shares the story of his romance and marriage to Renée, a young woman with whom he had little in common except for the music that brought them together, and Renée's tragic early death, all viewed from the perspective of the mix tapes that the couple had compiled. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

In The Miso Soup

In The Miso Soup
Author: Ryu Murakami
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781408806371
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Release: 2009-08-03
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's just before New Year, and Frank, an overweight American tourist, has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo's nightlife. But Frank's behaviour is so odd that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion: his client may in fact have murderous desires. Although Kenji is far from innocent himself, he unwillingly descends with Frank into an inferno of evil, from which only his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Jun, can possibly save him.

The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami
Author: Matthew Carl Strecher
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781452943060
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Release: 2014-10-01
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In an “other world” composed of language—it could be a fathomless Martian well, a labyrinthine hotel or forest—a narrative unfolds, and with it the experiences, memories, and dreams that constitute reality for Haruki Murakami’s characters and readers alike. Memories and dreams in turn conjure their magical counterparts—people without names or pasts, fantastic animals, half-animals, and talking machines that traverse the dark psychic underworld of this writer’s extraordinary fiction. Fervently acclaimed worldwide, Murakami’s wildly imaginative work in many ways remains a mystery, its worlds within worlds uncharted territory. Finally in this book readers will find a map to the strange realm that grounds virtually every aspect of Murakami’s writing. A journey through the enigmatic and baffling innermost mind, a metaphysical dimension where Murakami’s most bizarre scenes and characters lurk, The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami exposes the psychological and mythological underpinnings of this other world. Matthew Carl Strecher shows how these considerations color Murakami’s depictions of the individual and collective soul, which constantly shift between the tangible and intangible but in this literary landscape are undeniably real. Through these otherworldly depths The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami also charts the writer’s vivid “inner world,” whether unconscious or underworld (what some Japanese critics call achiragawa, or “over there”), and its connectivity to language. Strecher covers all of Murakami’s work—including his efforts as a literary journalist—and concludes with the first full-length close reading of the writer’s newest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

Quicklet on Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Quicklet on Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Author: Karla Kane
Pages: 39
ISBN: 9781614641520
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Release: 2011-12-14
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Haruki Murakami is a Japanese post-modern writer and translator who's won numerous international accolades including the Franz Kafka Prize and the Jerusalem Prize. His novels include Dance, Dance, Dance, South of the Border, West of the Sun, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Kafka On the Shore and Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, among others. His work often features mind-bending or surreal elements (though Norwegian Wood does not).He studied drama at Waseda University in Tokyo and received honorary doctorates from the University of Liege and Princeton University. Norwegian Wood, titled after the Beatles' song of the same name, is an originally Japanese-language novel dealing with young love, sexuality, grief, loss and nostalgia. It was published in Japan in 1987 and became a best seller. It was published in English in 1989, then again in 2000. It has also been translated into French, German and Italian, among other languages. A film adaptation was released in Japan in 2010. The film debuted at the Venice International Film Festival and was released in the U.K. and the U.S. in 2011. Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less.

Wind Pinball

Wind Pinball
Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780385681827
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Release: 2015-08-04
Editor: Bond Street Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami's debut short novels, newly re-translated and in one English-language volume for the first time--with a new introduction by the author. After almost thirty years out of print, the first major works of fiction by international best-selling author Haruki Murakami--the novellas Pinball, 1973 and Hear the Wind Sing--are finally together in one volume, in all-new English translations. Centering around two young men--an unnamed narrator and his friend and former roommate, the Rat--these short works are powerful, at times surreal, stories of loneliness, obsession, and eroticism. Filled with all the hallmarks of Murakami's later books, they are a fascinating insight into a great author's beginnings, and remarkable works of fiction in their own right. In addition to the new translations, our edition also includes an exclusive essay by Murakami in which he explores and explains his decision to become a writer. Prequels to the much-beloved classics A Wild Sheep Chase and Dance Dance Dance, these early novellas are essential reading for Murakami lovers and contemporary fiction lovers, alike.

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307762726
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Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best. An advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend and casually appropriates the image for an advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes readers from Tokyo to the remote mountains of northern Japan, where the unnamed protagonist has a surprising confrontation with his demons.

Blind Willow Sleeping Woman

Blind Willow  Sleeping Woman
Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307387622
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Release: 2007-10-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The twenty-four stories that make up Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman generously express the incomparable Haruki Murakami’s mastery of the form. Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit Murakami’s ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and entertaining.

The Noble Hustle

The Noble Hustle
Author: Colson Whitehead
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780345804334
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Anchor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 2011, Grantland magazine gave novelist Coloson Whitehaead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Whitehead brilliantly details his progress, both literal and existential, through the event's antes and turns, through its gritty moments of calculation, hope, and spectacle. -- back cover.