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LOGO My favorite writer Haruki Murakami 8 « A» Bitelyova Oksana
Company Logo Biography Here is a list of his novels
Company Logo Murakami Haruki is the man who writes books like a jazz composer. Delicatedly he places the words and sentences, like a composer writing a score. Although he writes about deep human emotions, he keeps the music in perfect rhythm and control, just like an orchestra conductor. His stories have longing and nostalgy. His stories will surprise you.
Company Logo Murakami was born 1949 in Kyoto. His father, a son of a Buddhist priest, and his mother taught Japanese literature. It is said that his family had strong traditions. After all, he grew up in the post-war period. The reader can understand that Murakami must have been frustrated with the atmosphere in Japan at that time. In Norwegian Wood he wrote about the political atmosphere in the dormitory, which the main character couldn't be careless of. Maybe, this is why he read so many foreign books, especially European writers, such as Checkhov, Dickens, Flaubert. In Wild Sheep Chase there is also a sense that you read American detective stories.Kyoto
Company Logo In his novel South of the Border, West from the Sun his character falls in love while listening to Nat King Cole's old scratched LP. Norwegian Wood was named after the beatles' song. His insights to music have always been influencing his works. It seems that he also has a talent for lyric writing.Norwegian Wood
Company Logo Haruki Murakami married Yoko Takahashi in Soon after that they started to save money to open a Jazz club. It was named Peter Cat after their pet. He got his degree in 1975 while his wife got hers in they say that those days influenced his beautifully paced story in South of the Border, West from the Sun, which he wrote almost twenty years later.
Company Logo Eventually, the Murakamis' decided to sell the Jazz club as his short stories got a success. He started to work as a translator of foreign literature into Japanese, such as books of Fitzgerald, or Carver. Its said that it's much due to his translation skill that authors like Fitzgerald are so famous in Japan. After Raymond Carver's death in 1987, Haruki Murakami wrote, "Raymond Carver was no doubt the most valuable teacher I have ever had, and also the greatest literary friend".After a few years, Murakami's works became more independent, and there was more room for his elaborate improvisation. If literature be jazz, he started to move more freely to the improvised zone. There is a natural rhythm, that comes naturally. He doesn't plan the next page, he just lets it come.
Company Logo Perhaps the most ultimate achievement of this trend would be Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, a surreal, contemporary, and pop novel. Many people say they cannot understand it, but perhaps it wasn't made to be understood. Murakami uses his peculiar sense of humour for pacing his stories, often repeating lines of his characters. Theres also dark humour in Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.
Company Logo It was the time around 1988 when he published Dance Dance Dance. Sales of Norwegian Wood had risen to millions. Murakami said he found the new situation of being famous uncomfortable. During the times when Norwegian Wood got so enormously famous, he lived a simple life in Italy with his wife. When coming back, he found that storm of fame in his country. Eventually they escaped to Europe, and then went to the USA in early 90's, at that time he wrote South of the Border, West from the Sun, and Wind Up Bird Chronicle. He might have been missing his life in Japan. He must have missed the old nostalgic time of gentle afternoons, jazz pieces and his simple life back then. Wind Up Bird Chronicle instead is a totally different story, it's a book of Japan's recent history and it's complications.Norwegian Wood
Company Logo Haruki Murakami is perhaps the most known contemprary writer in Japan. His works had an enormous fame abroad, especially in Russia, the country of Tolstoy, where "Sputnik Sweetheart" was very well received. Regardless of his accomplishments, he seems rather a reluctant celebrity. In March 2006, it was announced that Haruki Murakami would be the Kafka prize winner of the year The Kafka prize ceremony took place in October in his speech at the ceremony, he said Kafka was one of the most influenced novelists when he was young, and that it was one of the main reason for him to attend the prize ceremony.
Company Logo Hear the Wind Sing 1980 Pinball, A Wild Sheep ChaseA Wild Sheep Chase 1985 Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World 1987 Norwegian WoodNorwegian Wood 1988 Dance Dance Dance 1992 South of the Border, West of the Sun The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle 1997 Underground (non fiction)Underground (non fiction) 1998 The Place That Was Promised (Sequel to Underground) (non fiction) 1999 Sputnik Sweetheard 2002 Kafka on the ShoreKafka on the Shore 2004 After Dark (English version due to 2007) 2006 Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Collection of Murakami's short stories)Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
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