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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Haruki Murakami
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-10 - Publisher: Random House

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
Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Haruki Murakami
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: David Karashima
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-01 - Publisher: Catapult

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
Evanescence and Form
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: C. Inouye
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-29 - Publisher: Springer

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.
Ōe and Beyond
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Stephen Snyder, Philip Gabriel
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-04-01 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Are the works of contemporary Japanese novelists, as Nobel Prize winner Oe Kenzaburo has observed, "mere reflections of the vast consumer culture of Tokyo and the subcultures of the world at large"? Or do they contain their own critical components, albeit in altered form? Oe and Beyond surveys the accomplishments