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A Wild Sheep Chase

Author : Haruki Murakami
ISBN : 9781448103522
Genre : Fiction
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The man was leading an aimless life, time passing, one big blank. His girlfriend has perfectly formed ears, ears with the power to bewitch, marvels of creation. The man receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly innocent photograph of sheep, and a request: place the photograph somewhere it will be seen. Then, one September afternoon, the phone rings, and the adventure begins. Welcome to the wild sheep chase.
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A Wild Sheep Chase

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A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami’s international reputation. It begins simply enough: A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company’s advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the pastoral 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 in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes our hero from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan, where he confronts not only the mythological sheep, but the confines of tradition and the demons deep within himself. Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best. From the Trade Paperback edition. Modern Japanese fiction will not be seen in the same light again. The American debut of Japan's premier contemporary writer introduces a fresh, irreverent tale with a 30-year-old modern-day hero.
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A Wild Sheep Chase

Author : Emile Bergerat
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Wong Kar Wai S Chungking Express

Author : Carol Hui-Chih Lui
ISBN : OCLC:743073198
Genre : Chungking Express (Motion picture)
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A Wild Haruki Chase

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131791894
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For all Haruki Murakami fans, an investigation into the universal themes and global popularity of his work.
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Postmodernity And Cross Culturalism

Author : Yoshinobu Hakutani
ISBN : 0838639089
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"This collection of eleven essays with an introduction examines postmodernity, a contiguous literary movement from modernity in cross-culturalism. In the west, modernity, which flourished in the early decades of the twentieth century, is characterized by a synchronic and nonnarrative mode of thought and a manner of writing in opposition to mimetic realism. Whereas the text of modernity thrived on its rhythms, symbols, and representations of beauty, and above all on its impersonality, postmodernity in the late decades of the twentieth century sought relationships outside the text - those between literature and history, philosophy, psychology, society, and culture. The exploration of such relationships is literary to postmodernity as it is ancillary to modernity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Magical Realism

Author : Lois Parkinson Zamora
ISBN : 0822316404
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Magical realism is often regarded as a regional trend, restricted to the Latin American writers who popularized it as a literary form. In this critical anthology, the first of its kind, editors Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B. Faris show magical realism to be an international movement with a wide-ranging history and a significant influence among the literatures of the world. In essays on texts by writers as diverse as Toni Morrison, Günter Grass, Salman Rushdie, Derek Walcott, Abe Kobo, Gabriel García Márquez, and many others, magical realism is examined as a worldwide phenomenon. Presenting the first English translation of Franz Roh's 1925 essay in which the term magical realism was coined, as well as Alejo Carpentier's classic 1949 essay that introduced the concept of lo real maravilloso to the Americas, this anthology begins by tracing the foundations of magical realism from its origins in the art world to its current literary contexts. It offers a broad range of critical perspectives and theoretical approaches to this movement, as well as intensive analyses of various cultural traditions and individual texts from Eastern Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, the Caribbean, and Australia, in addition to those from Latin America. In situating magical realism within the expanse of literary and cultural history, this collection describes a mode of writing that has been a catalyst in the development of new regional literatures and a revitalizing force for more established narrative traditions--writing particularly alive in postcolonial contexts and a major component of postmodernist fiction.
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Murakami Haruki

Author : Michael Seats
ISBN : 0739107852
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
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Dance Dance Dance

Author : Haruki Murakami
ISBN : 9781448103676
Genre : Fiction
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High-class call girls billed to Mastercard. A psychic 13-year-old dropout with a passion for Talking Heads. A hunky matinee idol doomed to play dentists and teachers. A one-armed beach-combing poet, an uptight hotel clerk and one very bemused narrator caught in the web of advanced capitalist mayhem. Combine this offbeat cast of characters with Murakami's idiosyncratic prose and out comes Dance Dance Dance. ** 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.'
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Dances With Sheep

Author : Matthew Strecher
ISBN : UOM:39015055810165
Genre : Literary Criticism
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