Category : Fiction
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780307762733
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Language : en
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In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display. In these stories, a man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald’s in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, in The Elephant Vanishes Murakami crosses the border between separate realities—and comes back bearing remarkable treasures. Includes the story "Barn Burning," which is the basis for the major motion picture Burning.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9781448103713
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A dizzying short story collection that displays Murakami's genius for uncovering the surreal in the everyday, the extraordinary within the ordinary *Featuring the story ‘Barn Burning’, the inspiration behind the Palme d’Or nominated film Burning* When a man's favourite elephant vanishes, the balance of his whole life is subtly upset. A couple's midnight hunger pangs drive them to hold up a McDonald's. A woman finds she is irresistible to a small green monster that burrows through her front garden. An insomniac wife wakes up in a twilight world of semi-consciousness in which anything seems possible - even death. In every one of these stories Murakami makes a determined assault on the normal.

Category : Japan
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9780099448754
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Language : en
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When A Man'S Favourite Elephant Vanishes, The Balance Of His Whole Life Is Subtly Upset; A Couple'S Midnight Hunger Pangs Drive Them To Hold Up A Mcdonald'S; A Woman Finds She Is Irresistible To A Small Green Monster That Burrows Through Her Front Garden; An Insomniac Wife Wakes Up To A Twilight World Of Semi-Consciousness In Which Anything Seems Possible - Even Death. In Every One Of The Stories That Make Up The Elephant Vanishes, Murakami Makes A Determined Assault On The Normal. He Has A Deadpan Genius For Dislocating Realities To Uncover The Surreal In The Everyday, The Extraordinary In The Ordinary.

Category : Fiction
Editor : National Geographic Books
ISBN : 9780679750536
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display. In these stories, a man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald’s in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, in The Elephant Vanishes Murakami crosses the border between separate realities—and comes back bearing remarkable treasures. Includes the story "Barn Burning," which is the basis for the major motion picture Burning.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Bond Street Books
ISBN : 9780385667050
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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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. Many of Haruki Murakami's fans know about his massive vinyl record collection (10,000 albums!) and his obsession with running, but few have heard about a more intimate passion: his T-shirt collecting. In Murakami T, the famously reclusive novelist shows us his T-shirts—from concert shirts to never-worn whiskey-themed Ts, and from beloved bookstore swag to the shirt that inspired the iconic short story "Tony Takitani." These photographs are paired with short, frank essays that include Murakami's musings on the joy of drinking Guinness in local pubs across Ireland, the pleasure of eating a burger upon arrival in the United States, and Hawaiian surf culture in the 1980s. Together, these photographs and reflections reveal much about Murakami's multifaceted and wonderfully eccentric persona.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780307430014
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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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.”

Category : Fiction
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780307387622
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Language : en
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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.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780141930602
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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FANTASTI-BUBBLY-CRUMBO! When the Lovehart family receive a MEGA-MASSIVE delivery, there's only one thing it can be. An elephant of course! A gentle giant named Fudge has come to live with them - he can be a friend for their pet orang-utan, Batpants. But then Fudge mysteriously vanishes . . . he's been elephant-napped, for a ransom of TWO MILLION pounds! Who can save twinkle-toes Fudge? Never fear - Batpants is on the trail! Hoo hooo hooooo ha ha ha ha ha!

Category : Fiction
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780307424648
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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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. An electronics salesman who has been deserted by his wife agrees to deliver an enigmatic package— and is rewarded with a glimpse of his true nature. A man who views himself as the son of God pursues a stranger who may be his human father. A mild-mannered collection agent receives a visit from a giant talking frog who enlists his help in saving Tokyo from destruction. The six stories in this collection come from the deep and mysterious place where the human meets the inhuman—and are further proof that Murakami is one of the most visionary writers at work today.

Category : Desire
Editor : Arrow
ISBN : 1784872636
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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You've just passed someone on the street who could be the love of your life, the person you're destined for - what do you do? In Murakami's world, you tell them a story. The five weird and wonderful tales collected here each unlock the many-tongued language of desire, whether it takes the form of hunger, lust, sudden infatuation or the secret longings of the heart.Selected from Haruki's Murakami's short story collections The Elephant Vanishes, Blind Willow Sleeping Woman, Men Without WomenVINTAGE MINIS- GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us humanAlso in the Vintage Minis series- Love by Jeanette WintersonPsychedelics by Aldous HuxleyEating by Nigella LawsonSummer by Laurie Lee