A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-10-10
ISBN: 1448103525
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wild Sheep Chase Book Excerpt:

Haruki Murakami's third novel, A Wild Sheep Chase is the mystery hybrid which completes the odyssey begun in Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973. 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. 'Mr. Murakami's style and imagination are closer to that of Kurt Vonnegut, Raymond Carver and John Irving' New York Times

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publsiher: Vintage Classic
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN: 9781784870157
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author: Emile Bergerat
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Corsica (France)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author: 春樹·村上
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9784770017062
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780140132755
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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. A lonely 20-something young man begins a surreal quest in which he confronts not only a herd of mythological sheep but also the demons deep within himself.

Haruki Murakami and the Search for Self Therapy

Haruki Murakami and the Search for Self Therapy
Author: Jonathan Dil
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-02-24
ISBN: 1350270555
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haruki Murakami and the Search for Self Therapy Book Excerpt:

Haruki Murakami, a global literary phenomenon, has said that he started writing fiction as a means of self-therapy. What he has not discussed as much is what he needed self-therapy for. This book argues that by understanding more about why Murakami writes, and by linking this with the question of how he writes, readers can better understand what he writes. Murakami's fiction, in other words, can be read as a search for self-therapy. In five chapters which explore Murakami's fourteen novels to date, this book argues that there are four prominent therapeutic threads woven through Murakami's fiction that can be traced back to his personal traumas - most notably Murakami's falling out with his late father and the death of a former girlfriend – and which have also transcended them in significant ways as they have been transformed into literary fiction. The first thread looks at the way melancholia must be worked through for mourning to occur and healing to happen; the second thread looks at how symbolic acts of sacrifice can help to heal intergenerational trauma; the third thread looks at the way people with avoidant attachment styles can begin to open themselves up to love again; the fourth thread looks at how individuation can manifest as a response to nihilism. Meticulously researched and written with sensitivity, the result is a sophisticated exploration of Murakami's published novels as an evolving therapeutic project that will be of great value to all scholars of Japanese literature and culture.

Novels by Haruki Murakami

Novels by Haruki Murakami
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publsiher: University-Press.org
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 9781230485188
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novels by Haruki Murakami Book Excerpt:

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...

Wong Kar Wai s Chungking Express

Wong Kar Wai s Chungking Express
Author: Carol Hui-Chih Lui
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 108
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chungking Express (Motion picture)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Postmodernity and Cross culturalism

Postmodernity and Cross culturalism
Author: Yoshinobu Hakutani
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780838639085
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postmodernity and Cross culturalism Book Excerpt:

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.

Magical Realism

Magical Realism
Author: Lois Parkinson Zamora,Wendy B. Faris
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 581
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780822316404
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On magical realism in literature

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author: Sugar Bernice
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2020-03-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wide Ruled Notebook. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). A Wild Sheep Chase. 158410673456. TAGs: wild, sheep, chase, murakami, haruki, book, 1984, 1q84, aomame, tengo, japanese, bookworm, worm, lover, nerd, read, seller

The Trash Phenomenon

The Trash Phenomenon
Author: Stacey Michele Olster
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780820325217
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trash Phenomenon Book Excerpt:

The Trash Phenomenon looks at how writers of the late twentieth century not only have integrated the events, artifacts, and theories of popular culture into their works but also have used those works as windows into popular culture's role in the process of nation building. Taking her cue from Donald Barthelme's 1967 portrayal of popular culture as "trash" and Don DeLillo's 1997 description of it as a subversive "people's history," Stacey Olster explores how literature recycles American popular culture so as to change the nationalistic imperative behind its inception. The Trash Phenomenon begins with a look at the mass media's role in the United States' emergence as the twentieth century's dominant power. Olster discusses the works of three authors who collectively span the century bounded by the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Persian Gulf War (1991): Gore Vidal's American Chronicle series, John Updike's Rabbit tetralogy, and Larry Beinhart's American Hero. Olster then turns her attention to three non-American writers whose works explore the imperial sway of American popular culture on their nation's value systems: hierarchical class structure in Dennis Potter's England, Peronism in Manuel Puig's Argentina, and Nihonjinron consensus in Haruki Murakami's Japan. Finally, Olster returns to American literature to look at the contemporary media spectacle and the representative figure as potential sources of national consolidation after November 1963. Olster first focuses on autobiographical, historical, and fictional accounts of three spectacles in which the formulae of popular culture are shown to bypass differences of class, gender, and race: the John F. Kennedy assassination, the Scarsdale Diet Doctor murder, and the O. J. Simpson trial. She concludes with some thoughts about the nature of American consolidation after 9/11.

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author: Emile Bergerat
Publsiher: Forgotten Books
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN: 9780484285063
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wild Sheep Chase Book Excerpt:

Excerpt from A Wild Sheep Chase: Notes of a Little Philosophical Journey in Corsica Two guns, one belonging to M. Vincent Bonnaud, the other to M. Pascal Sinibaldi, both of whom were born in Corsica - the former at Sartene, the latter at Calvi - were to serve for our defence, and if need be for our commissariat. They threatened alike the bandits and the partridges. M. Escard had a dagger, the photographer a swordstick, true and unmistakable, to which he owed certain mis adventures. For my part I had my natural gaiety, and Charles all the umbrellas! About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author: Emile Bergerat
Publsiher: Palala Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN: 9781341383304
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Wild Sheep Chase Notes of a Little Philosophic Journey in Corsica Translated from the French Etc

A Wild Sheep Chase  Notes of a Little Philosophic Journey in Corsica  Translated from the French  Etc
Author: Auguste Émile BERGERAT
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Wild Sheep Chase Notes of a Little Philosophic Journey in Corsica Translated Etc

A Wild Sheep Chase  Notes of a Little Philosophic Journey in Corsica  Translated  Etc
Author: Auguste Emile Bergerat
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dances with Sheep

Dances with Sheep
Author: Matthew Strecher
Publsiher: U of M Center for Japanese Studies
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-08
ISBN: 0472038338
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dances with Sheep Book Excerpt:

As a spokesman for disaffected youth of the post-1960s, Murakami Haruki has become one of the most important voices in contemporary Japanese literature, and he has gained a following in the United States through translations of his works. In Dances with Sheep, Matthew Strecher examines Murakami's fiction--and, to a lesser extent, his nonfiction--for its most prevalent structures and themes. Strecher also delves into the paradoxes in Murakami's writings that confront critics and casual readers alike. Murakami writes of "serious" themes yet expresses them in a relatively uncomplicated style that appeals to high school students as well as scholars; and his fictional work appears to celebrate the pastiche of postmodern expression, yet he rejects the effects of the postmodern on contemporary culture as dangerous.Strecher's methodology is both historical and cultural as he utilizes four distinct yet interwoven approaches to analyze Murakami's major works: the writer's "formulaic" structure with serious themes; his play with magical realism; the intense psychological underpinnings of his literary landscape; and his critique of language and its capacity to represent realities, past and present. Dances with Sheep links each of these approaches with Murakami's critical focus on the fate of individual identity in contemporary Japan. The result is that the simplicity of the Murakami hero, marked by lethargy and nostalgia, emerges as emblematic of contemporary humankind, bereft of identity, direction, and meaning. Murakami's fiction is reconstructed in Dances with Sheep as a warning against the dehumanizing effects of late-model capitalism, the homogenization of the marketplace, and the elimination of effective counterculture in Japan.

The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature

The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature
Author: Susan Napier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005-07-22
ISBN: 1134803354
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature Book Excerpt:

Modern Japan's repressed anxieties, fears and hopes come to the surface in the fantastic. A close analysis of fantasy fiction, film and comics reveals the ambivalence felt by many Japanese towards the success story of the nation in the twentieth century. The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature explores the dark side to Japanese literature and Japanese society. It takes in the nightmarish future depicted in the animated film masterpiece, Akira, and the pastoral dream worlds created by Japan's Nobel Prize winning author Oe Kenzaburo. A wide range of fantasists, many discussed here in English for the first time, form the basis for a ground-breaking analysis of utopias, dystopias, the disturbing relationship between women, sexuality and modernity, and the role of the alien in the fantastic.

The Search for the Jungian Stranger in the Novels of Haruki Murakami

The Search for the Jungian Stranger in the Novels of Haruki Murakami
Author: Jason B. Barone
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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