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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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