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Science fiction, detective story and post-modern manifesto all rolled into one rip-roaring novel, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is the tour de force that expanded Haruki Murakami's international following.

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448103683

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A narrative particle accelerator that zooms between Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim. Science fiction, detective story and post-modern manifesto all rolled into one rip-roaring novel, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is the tour de force that expanded Haruki Murakami's international following. Tracking one man's descent into the Kafkaesque underworld of contemporary Tokyo, Murakami unites East and West, tragedy and farce, compassion and detachment, slang and philosophy.
2011-10-10 By Haruki Murakami

Author: Haruki Murakami


ISBN: 4770018932


Page: 400

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1991 By Haruki Murakami

Author: Haruki Murakami


ISBN: 0140154353


Page: 400

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1991 By Haruki Murakami

Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, 326–27. 117. Ibid., 360–61. 118. Ibid., 361. 119. Murakami, Kafka on the Shore, 177. 120. Ibid., 181. 121. Ibid. 122. Ibid., 182. 123. Murakami, Kafka on the Shore, 179. 124.

Author: Elena V. Shabliy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781666900354

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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This book identifies, through an interdisciplinary lens, literary works that treat the theme of the journey from multiple angles: religious, psychological, psychoanalytical, philosophical, educational, and historical.
2021-10-13 By Elena V. Shabliy

... Wind-Up Bird Chronicle or Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. Do you see a fundamental difference between those two forms? haruki murakami My style, what I think of as my style, is very close to Hard-Boiled Wonderland.

Author: The Paris Review

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781429980227

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

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For more than fifty years, The Paris Review has brought us revelatory and revealing interviews with the literary lights of our age. This critically acclaimed series continues with another eclectic lineup, including Philip Roth, Ezra Pound, Haruki Murakami, Marilynne Robinson, Stephen Sondheim, E. B. White, Maya Angelou, William Styron and more. In each of these remarkable extended conversations, the authors touch every corner of the writing life, sharing their ambitions, obsessions, inspirations, disappointments, and the most idiosyncratic details of their writing habits. The collected interviews of The Paris Reviews are, as Gary Shteyngart put it, "a colossal literary event."
2009-10-27 By The Paris Review

Worlds. 79 The working title of Sekai no owari to hādoboirudo wandārando in English—handwritten into Birnbaum's translation agreement—had been a direct translation of the original, End of the World and Hard-Boiled Wonderland.

Author: David Karashima

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781593765903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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How did a loner destined for a niche domestic audience become one of the most famous writers alive? A "fascinating" look at the "business of bringing a best-selling novelist to a global audience" (The Atlantic)―and a “rigorous” exploration of the role of translators and editors in the creation of literary culture (The Paris Review). Thirty years ago, when Haruki Murakami’s works were first being translated, they were part of a series of pocket-size English-learning guides released only in Japan. Today his books can be read in fifty languages and have won prizes and sold millions of copies globally. How did a loner destined for a niche domestic audience become one of the most famous writers alive? This book tells one key part of the story. Its cast includes an expat trained in art history who never intended to become a translator; a Chinese American ex-academic who never planned to work as an editor; and other publishing professionals in New York, London, and Tokyo who together introduced a pop-inflected, unexpected Japanese voice to the wider literary world. David Karashima synthesizes research, correspondence, and interviews with dozens of individuals—including Murakami himself—to examine how countless behind-the-scenes choices over the course of many years worked to build an internationally celebrated author’s persona and oeuvre. His careful look inside the making of the “Murakami Industry" uncovers larger questions: What role do translators and editors play in framing their writers’ texts? What does it mean to translate and edit “for a market”? How does Japanese culture get packaged and exported for the West?
2020-09-01 By David Karashima

The Town in The End of the World is an imaginary world created by the protagonist, a Calcutec from The Hard-Boiled Wonderland, and is completely surrounded by walls. The two stories, The End of the World and The Hard-Boiled Wonderland, ...

Author: Fuminobu Murakami

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134246229

Category: History

Page: 208

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Using the Euro-American theoretical framework of postmodernism, feminism and post-colonialism, this book analyses the fictional and critical work of four contemporary Japanese writers; Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin. In addition the author reconsiders this Euro-American theory by looking back on it from the perspective of Japanese literary work. Presenting outstanding analysis of Japanese intellectuals and writers who have received little attention in the West, the book also includes an extensive and comprehensive bibliography making it essential reading for those studying Japanese literature, Japanese studies and Japanese thinkers.
2006-02-01 By Fuminobu Murakami

In this novel , which earned the author the Tanizaki Prize , two “ worlds ” are contrasted : one known as the “ hard - boiled wonderland , " and another , described in more lyrical language , referred to as the “ end of the world .

Author: Matthew Carl Strecher

Publisher: U of M Center For Japanese Studies

ISBN: 9780472038336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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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.
2021-01-19 By Matthew Carl Strecher

Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (1991)) can be read as both an apolitical dystopia and a brilliant satire on technology, at the same time as it can be analyzed as a meditation on the self in contemporary culture.

Author: Susan Napier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134803354

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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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.
2005-07-22 By Susan Napier

As a complementary bookend to Nitobe's Bushido, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World retreats from the enlarged international context of “Japan and the world” to establish a postmodern context that is smaller and more ...

Author: C. Inouye

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230615489

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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This book explores the Japanese notion of hakanasa - the evanescence of all things. Responses to this idea have been various and even contradictory: asceticism, fatalism, conformism, hedonism, materialism, and careerism. This book examines the ties between an epistemology of constant change and Japan's formal emphasis on etiquette and visuality.
2008-09-29 By C. Inouye