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Haruki Murakami: The Prizes, Process, and Production of World Literature

William Marling

in Gatekeepers: The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190274146
eISBN:
9780190274177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274146.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Murakami rose through Japan’s literary prize system and small journals, winning the Gunzo Prize for Hear the Wind Sing. He then trained himself to be a translator and apprenticed by translating ... More


The Power of the “Story”

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Introduction: a description of Murakami’s transformation from Japanese novelist into a “global” writer, and the establishment of the idea of inner “narrative” (monogatari) as the linguistic, ... More


The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Matthew Carl Strecher

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In general terms, this book explores the ontological status of the metaphysical world as a construct of language, culture, and experience. For the individual this is represented as the soul, the ... More


The Alien without: Murakami Haruki and the Sydney Olympics

Leith Morton

in The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides a study of Murakami Haruki, the most famous, best read, and most widely translated novelist of contemporary Japan. It analyzes Murakami's book about the 2000 Sydney Olympics, ... More


Murakami Haruki As Literary Journalist

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter Four: a discussion of Murakami’s work as a literary journalist, chiefly in his writings on the 1995 Aum Shinrikyō incident. This chapter also explores how individual narratives connected with ... More


Game On: Encounters with the Magic of Baseball in Japanese Postmodern Fiction

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Contesting the Myths of Samurai Baseball: Cultural Representations of Japan's National Pastime

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888455829
eISBN:
9789888455355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455829.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 5 builds upon the foundation established in Chapter 4 by examining a particular approach to literature, Postmodernism, and describing how the postmodern literature that emerged in the 1980s ... More


Into the Mad, Metaphysical Realm

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter Two: a description of Murakami’s metaphysical “other world” from an essentially psychological perspective, loosely following the writings of Freud and Jung. This chapter also discusses how ... More


Gods and Oracles, Fate and Mythology

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter Three: a description of the mythological tropes seen in Murakami fiction, and how these relate both to the psychological themes seen in Chapter Two, and the linguistic structures in Chapter ... More


New Words, New Worlds

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter One: a discussion of how language constitutes reality through the filter of our minds and experiences; and of literature that illustrates how language functions to construct the realities ... More


The Roads Not Taken

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Epilogue: a brief discussion of some of Murakami’s activities beyond fiction, including his writing of travelogues, literary guide books, and particularly his work as a translator. The purpose of ... More


Haruki Murakami

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the life and work of Haruki Murakami, with particular emphasis on the relationship between individual and community, on questions of inclusion and exclusion, belonging and ... More


Gatekeepers: The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s

William Marling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190274146
eISBN:
9780190274177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274146.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The emergence of “World Literature” in the 1960s owes to a set of gatekeepers—agents, partners, friends, coteries, translators, patrons, small presses, and reviewers—who cooperated and collaborated ... More


Forbidden Dreams from “Over There”

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter Five: a close reading of Shikisai o motanai Tazaki Tsukuru, with special attention given to how the tension between collective rules and individual desires leads to conflict and change. ... More


Subtractivism: Low-Affect Living with Ambient Cinema

Paul Roquet

in Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter Five examines the “subtractivist” response to sensory overload in contemporary Japan, and what it means for interpersonal life. Roquet’s focus is Tony Takitani, an ambient film based on a ... More


Animal Histories: Stranger in a Tokyo Canal

Christine L. Marran

in Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836924
eISBN:
9780824871109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the role of humans in the biological dispersal of nonhuman animals such as seals and elephants. It begins with the story of “Tamachan,” a bearded seal that navigated his way ... More


Shared Narratives and the Politics of Memory: Toward Reconciliation

Michael Keren

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The debate over shared narratives in any society lies at the core of the politics of memory, the political process by which we decide what personal narratives will be shared in the public sphere and ... More


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