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    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Vintage Books) (Paperback) By (author) Haruki Murakami, Translated by Philip Gabriel

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    DescriptionIn 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a slew of critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him. Through this marvellous lens of sport emerges a cornucopia of memories and insights: the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer, his greatest triumphs and disappointments, his passion for vintage LPs, and the experience, after fifty, of seeing his race times improve and then fall back. By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is rich and revealing, both for fans of this masterful yet private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.

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    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Haruki Murakami, Translated by Philip Gabriel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099532538
    ISBN 10: 0099532530

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BIC subject category V2: WSKC
    Libri: ERIN2036, LAEU2500, LAUF1000, LAUF3800, P0039937
    BISAC V2.8: SPO035000, BIO026000
    DC22: 924
    Thema V1.0: DNC, SHBF
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    02 April 2009
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    Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. The most recent of his many honours is the Franz Kafka Prize.