Exploring Haruki Murakami's 1Q84
Who is Haruki Murakami and What Does He Write?Haruki Murakami is a Japanese writer. He has written bestselling novels, essays, and short stories that have been translated into 50 languages. Murakami is best known for writing fiction, surrealism, magical realism, Bildungsroman, picaresque, postmodernism, and realism.
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1Q84By Haruki Murakami
A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery. As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer.
Kafka On The ShoreBy Haruki Murakami
Acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a truly remarkable journey.
Norwegian WoodBy Haruki Murakami
A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, Norwegian Wood blends the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the sixties with a young man’s hopeless and heroic first love.
The Wind-Up Bird ChronicleBy Haruki Murakami
Another classic of magical realism, Murakami’s most celebrated novel is a surreal and dreamlike journey through time, Tokyo, and a marriage.
Blind Willow, Sleeping WomanBy Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami’s collection of twenty-four short stories takes us on a whirlwind tour through the lives of a diverse, often unforgettable cast of characters united by similar experiences of disconnection and displacement.
Vintage MurakamiBy Haruki Murakami
Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.
Sputnik SweetheartBy Haruki Murakami
Part romance, part detective story, Sputnik Sweetheart tells the story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited love.
The Elephant VanishesBy Haruki Murakami
In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display.
A Wild Sheep ChaseBy Haruki Murakami
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.
After DarkBy Haruki Murakami
Utterly enchanting and infused with surrealism, After Dark is a thrilling account of the magical hours separating midnight from dawn.
Killing CommendatoreBy Haruki Murakami
A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art, Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.
After the QuakeBy Haruki Murakami
Set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, the mesmerizing stories in After the Quake are as haunting as dreams and as potent as oracles.
Murakami TBy Haruki Murakami
The international literary icon opens his eclectic closet: Here are photographs of Murakami’s extensive and personal T-shirt collection, accompanied by essays that reveal a side of the writer rarely seen by the public.
Wind/PinballBy Haruki Murakami
These powerful, at times surreal, works about two young men coming of age—the unnamed narrator and his friend the Rat—are stories of loneliness, obsession, and eroticism.
Dance Dance DanceBy Haruki Murakami
Dance Dance Dance—a follow-up to A Wild Sheep Chase—is a tense, poignant, and often hilarious ride through Murakami’s Japan, a place where everything that is not up for sale is up for grabs.
The Strange LibraryBy Haruki Murakami
From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.
Absolutely on MusicBy Haruki Murakami
A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
First Person SingularBy Haruki Murakami
From memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball, to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these eight stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world.
UndergroundBy Haruki Murakami
On a spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison gas on the Tokyo subway system. In an attempt to discover why, Haruki Murakmi talks to the people who lived through the catastrophe, and in so doing lays bare the Japanese psyche.