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The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84 In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84

In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors. A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.
  • Produktdetails
  • Die Ermordung des Commendatore .1
  • Verlag: Knopf / Penguin Random House
  • Seitenzahl: 681
  • Erscheinungstermin: Oktober 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 164mm x 43mm
  • Gewicht: 998g
  • ISBN-13: 9780525520047
  • ISBN-10: 052552004X
  • Artikelnr.: 51225815
Autorenporträt
HARUKI MURAKAMI was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, whose previous recipients include J. K. Rowling, Isabel Allende, and Salman Rushdie.

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A Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Financial Times, Library Journal, LitHub, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

[Murakami] is as masterful as ever at building an intricate narrative and keeping his audience in suspense. Killing Commendatore is both a testament to the transformational power of art and a cautionary tale on the dangers of exploration. Houston Chronicle

A spellbinding parable of art, history, and human loneliness. O, The Oprah Magazine

Expansive and intricate . . . touches on many of the themes familiar in Mr. Murakami s novels: the mystery of romantic love, the weight of history, the transcendence of art, the search for elusive things just outside our grasp. The New York Times

Eccentric and intriguing, Killing Commendatore is the product of a singular imagination. . . . Murakami is a wiz at melding the mundane with the surreal. . . . He has a way of imbuing the supernatural with uncommon urgency. His placid narrative voice belies the utter strangeness of his plot. . . . The worldview of Murakami s novels is consistent, and it s invigorating. In this book and many that came before it, he urges us to embrace the unusual, accept the unpredictable. San Francisco Chronicle

Beguiling. . . . Murakami is brilliant at folding the humdrum alongside the supernatural; finding the magic that s nested in life s quotidian details. . . . His prose is warm, conversational and studded with quiet profundities. He s eminently good company; that most precious of qualities that we look for in an author. We trust him to get us entertainingly lost, just as we trust that he ll eventually get us home. The Guardian

Exhilarating. . . . Only in the calm madness of his magical realism can Murakami truly capture one of his obsessions, the usually ineffable yearning that drives a person to make art. The Washington Post

Another intriguing, time-challenging tome you can t wait to finish . . . while simultaneously wishing you might never reach its conclusion, dreading the end of another indescribable Murakami odyssey. The Christian Science Monitor

Some novelists hold a mirror up to the world and some, like Haruki Murakami, use the mirror as a portal to a universe hidden beyond it. . . . What can't be denied is Mr. Murakami's irresistible storytelling ability. He builds his self-contained world deliberately and faithfully, developing intrigue and suspense and even taking care to give each chapter a cliffhanger ending as in an old-fashioned serialized novel. The Wall Street Journal

No other author mixes domestic, fantastic and esoteric elements into such weirdly bewitching shades. . . . Just as he straddles barriers dividing high art from mass entertainment, so he suspends borders between east and west. Financial Times

Wild, thrilling. . . . Murakami is a master storyteller and he knows how to keep us hooked. The Sunday Times (London)

[Killing Commendatore] marks the return of a master. Esquire

More of Murakami s magical mist, but its size, beauty, and concerns with lust and war bring us back to the vividness and scale of his 1997 epic, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. The Boston Globe

No ordinary trip; get ready for a wild ride. Entertainment Weekly

A perfect balance of tradition and individual talent. . . . Murakami dancing along the inky blackness of the Path of Metaphor is like Fred Astaire dancing across a floor, then up the walls and onto the ceiling. The Spectator
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Exhilarating. The Washington Post

Some novelists hold a mirror up to the world and some, like Haruki Murakami, use the mirror as a portal to a universe hidden beyond it. The Wall Street Journal

[Murakami] is as masterful as ever. Houston Chronicle
 
A spellbinding parable of art, history, and human loneliness. O, The Oprah Magazine
 
The product of a singular imagination. San Francisco Chronicle
 
Expansive and intricate. The New York Times
 
Beguiling. . . . Murakami is brilliant. The Guardian

Dazzling. . . . [Murakami] reveals how an artist sees the world. Entertainment Weekly
 
[A] sprawling, uncanny epic. . . . A time-traveling tale of loss, longing, and the creation of art with an ample dash of Murakami s trademark deadpan humor. Vanity Fair
 
A perfect balance of tradition and individual talent. . . . Murakami dancing along the inky blackness of the Path of Metaphor is like Fred Astaire dancing across afloor, then up the walls and onto the ceiling. The Spectator
 
A surreal, world-altering epic punctuated by art, literature and history. Time
 
[Murakami] once more explicates the seemingly impossible with such thorough, exacting conviction to make believers of us all. The Christian Science Monitor
 
No other author mixes domestic, fantastic and esoteric elements into such weirdly bewitching shades. . . . Just as [Murakami] straddles barriers dividing high art from mass entertainment, so he suspends borders between east and west. Financial Times
 
[Killing Commendatore] marks the return of a master. Esquire
 
The complex landscape that Murakami assembles in Killing Commendatore is a word portrait of the artist s inner life. The Times Literary Supplement
 
Fascinating. . . . Drawing on Buddhist spiritualism, metaphysics and magical realism not to mention Lewis Carroll Killing Commendatore finds its narrator enmeshed in a singular philosophic adventure. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
Enthralling. Forward
 
Murakami beautifully captures the evanescence of inspiration. Vulture
 
Its size, beauty, and concerns with lust and war bring us back to the vividness and scale of [Murakami s] 1997 epic, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. The Boston Globe
 
Lovely and strange. Bustle
 
Wild, thrilling. . . . Murakami is a master storyteller and he knows how to keep us hooked. . . . What makes his voice so distinctive, and so captivating, is the mix of precise observation, clarity and deadpan humour. The Sunday Times (London)
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