Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Murakami, Haruki
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In 1978, Haruki Murakami was 29 and running a jazz bar in downtown Tokyo. One April day, the impulse to write a novel came to him suddenly while watching a baseball game. That first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won a new writers¿ award and was published the following year. More followed, including A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, but it was Norwegian Wood, published in 1987, which turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon. His books became bestsellers, were translated into many languages, including English, and the door was thrown wide open to…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
In 1978, Haruki Murakami was 29 and running a jazz bar in downtown Tokyo. One April day, the impulse to write a novel came to him suddenly while watching a baseball game. That first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won a new writers¿ award and was published the following year. More followed, including A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, but it was Norwegian Wood, published in 1987, which turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon. His books became bestsellers, were translated into many languages, including English, and the door was thrown wide open to Murakami¿s unique and addictive fictional universe. Murakami writes with admirable discipline, producing ten pages a day, after which he runs ten kilometres (he began long-distance running in 1982 and has participated in numerous marathons and races), works on translations, and then reads, listens to records and cooks. His passions colour his non-fiction output, from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running to Absolutely On Music, and they also seep into his novels and short stories, providing quotidian moments in his otherwise freewheeling flights of imaginative inquiry. In works such as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, 1Q84 and Men Without Women, his distinctive blend of the mysterious and the everyday, of melancholy and humour, continues to enchant readers, ensuring Murakami¿s place as one of the world¿s most acclaimed and well-loved writers.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
  • Seitenzahl: 609
  • Erscheinungstermin: September 2003
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 130mm x 35mm
  • Gewicht: 459g
  • ISBN-13: 9780099448792
  • ISBN-10: 0099448793
  • Artikelnr.: 09324350
Autorenporträt
Haruki Murakami ist einer der wichtigsten zeitgenössischen Autoren Japans. Die meisten seiner Bücher erzielten Millionenauflagen und wurden mit hohen japanischen Literaturpreisen ausgezeichnet.
Der Autor wurde 1949 in Kyoto geboren, studierte Theaterwissenschaften und begann mit dem Schreiben von Drehbüchern. Von 1974 bis 1982 leitete er einen Jazzclub und bedauerte später, dass er während dieser Zeit nicht geschrieben hatte. Er lebte danach viele Jahre in Europa und bis 1995 in den USA. Dorthin war er geflüchtet, weil er die Popularität nach seinem Erfolgsroman "Naokos Lächeln" in Japan nicht mehr ertragen mochte. Murakami sagt selbst: "Ich möchte mich nur aufs Schreiben konzentrieren". In seinen Büchern vermischen sich westliche Ansichten vom Schicksal des Individuums mit Fantasy- Elementen aus der japanischen Götterwelt.

Das meint die buecher.de-Redaktion: Murakamis Leser dürfen sich darauf freuen, in eine Welt entführt zu werden, in der Realität und Fiktion miteinander korrespondieren und in der sich immer wieder fantastische Geschichten ereignen.