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    Description"Youthful, slangy, political, and allegorical, Murakami is a writer who seems to be aware of every current American novel and popular song. Yet . . . ["A Wild Sheep Chase"] is clearly rooted in modern Japan." --"The New York Times" "In every society, Murakami's works are first accepted as texts that assuage the political disillusionment, romantic impulses, loneliness, and emptiness of readers. Only later do they fully realize that the author was born in Japan and that the books are actually translations." --Inuhiko Yomota, Meiji Gakuen UniversityJay Rubin, Richard Powers, Kim Choon Mie, Inuhiko Yomota, Roland Kelts, Shozo Fujii, Shinya Machida, Ivan Sergeevich Logatchov, Koichi Oi, Issey Ogata With a special essay on translation by Haruki MurakamiJapanese novelist Haruki Murakami's best-selling books, including "Norwegian Wood," "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle," and "Kafka on the Shore," have been translated into over forty languages. His dreamlike prose delights readers across borders and datelines. What lies behind this phenomenal international appeal? The Japan Foundation asked novelists, translators, artists, and critics from around the world to answer this question. "A Wild Haruki Chase" presents their intriguing findings. Neuroscience, revolution, a secret Chinese connection . . . you'll never read Murakami the same way again. Includes a full-color review of book covers from around the world!

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    A Wild Haruki Chase
    Reading Murakami Around the World
    Authors and contributors
    Compiled by Japan Foundation
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9781933330662
    ISBN 10: 193333066X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
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    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: 895.635
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    B&T General Subject: 495
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    BISAC V2.8: LIT008000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25790
    DC22: 895.6/35
    BIC subject category V2: 2GJ
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    LC classification: PL856.U673 Z898 2008
    Thema V1.0: DSK, DSBH
    Illustrations note
    12 colour and black and white photos
    Stone Bridge Press
    Imprint name
    Stone Bridge Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley CA
    Author Information
    The Japan Foundation, the only organization in Japan engaged in international cultural exchange in every region of the world, is contributing to world peace by promoting dialogue and interaction between Japanese and other peoples through the medium of culture. It consists of 19 overseas offices in 18 countries, with headquarters in Tokyo, an office in Kyoto and two language institutes.