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1Q84

By Haruki Murakami
  • Book ID : 0385669445
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Pages : 944
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 566
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: 1q84.pdf

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The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?

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1Q84

By Haruki Murakami
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  • Pages : 944
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The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?

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  • File Pdf: murakami-haruki-and-our-years-of-pilgrimage.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is a timely and expansive volume on Murakami Haruki, arguably Japan's most high-profile contemporary writer. With contributions from prominent Murakami scholars, this book approaches the works of Murakami Haruki through interdisciplinary perspectives, discussing their significance and value through the lenses of history; geography; politics; gender and sexuality; translation; and literary influence and circulation. Together the chapters provide a multifaceted assessment on Murakami’s literary oeuvre in the last four decades, vouching for its continuous importance in understanding the world and Japan in contemporary times. The book also features exclusive material that includes the cultural critic Katō Norihiro’s final work on Murakami – his chapter here is one of the few works ever translated into English – to interviews with Murakami and discussions from his translators and editors, shedding light not only on Murakami’s works as literature but as products of cross-cultural exchanges. Murakami Haruki and Our Years of Pilgrimage will prove a valuable resource for students and scholars of Japanese studies, comparative and world literature, cultural studies, and beyond.

1Q84 – Buch 1 von Haruki Murakami (Lektürehilfe)

By Elena Pinaud,derQuerleser
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : derQuerleser.de
  • Isbn : 2808010168
  • Pages : 62
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 882
  • File Pdf: 1q84-buch-1-von-haruki-murakami.pdf

Book Summary:

1Q84 – Buch 1 von Haruki Murakami – Endlich verständlich mit der Lektürehilfe von derQuerleser.de! Diese klare und zuverlässige Analyse von Haruki Murakamis 1Q84 – Buch 1 aus dem Jahre 2009 hilft Dir dabei, den Bestseller schnell in seinen wichtigsten Punkten zu erfassen. In dem dreibändigen Roman des für seine surrealistischen Elemente bekannten Autors verschwimmen die Grenzen zwischen zwei Welten. In Buch 1 treffen die beiden Protagonisten Aomame und Tengo noch nicht aufeinander, werden sich aber jeder für sich einer Parallelwelt bewusst, in der sie sich zu bewegen scheinen, und kommen erstmals indirekt mit den mysteriösen Wesen der Little People in Berührung. Es ist also nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis sich auch ihre Schicksale überschneiden werden. In dieser Lektürehilfe sind enthalten: • Eine vollständige Inhaltsangabe • Eine übersichtliche Analyse der Hauptfiguren mit interessanten Details • Eine leicht verständliche Interpretation der wesentlichen Themen • Fragen zur Vertiefung Warum derQuerleser.de? Egal ob Du Literaturliebhaber mit wenig Zeit zum Lesen, Lesemuffel oder Schüler in der Prüfungsvorbereitung bist, die Analysereihe derQuerleser.de bietet Dir sofort zugängliches Wissen über literarische Werke – ganz klassisch als Buch oder natürlich auf Deinem Computer, Tablet oder Smartphone! Viele unserer Lektürehilfen enthalten zudem Verweise auf Sekundärliteratur und Adaptionen, die die Übersicht sinnvoll ergänzen. Literatur auf den Punkt gebracht mit derQuerleser.de!

1Q84 1

By 무라카미 하루키
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 문학동네
  • Isbn : 8954657338
  • Pages : 656
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 668
  • File Pdf: 1q84-1.pdf

Book Summary:

당신의 하늘에는 몇 개의 달이 떠 있습니까? 전세계 독자가 손꼽아 기다려온 무라카미 하루키 5년 만의 신작 장편소설. 압도적인 이야기의 강렬함, 읽기를 멈출 수 없는 놀라운 흡인력, 이전 작품을 모두 끌어안으면서도 확연한 한 획을 긋는 무라카미 하루키 문학의 결정판!

계간 문학동네 2009년 겨울호 통권 61호

By 문학동네
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 문학동네
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 184
  • File Pdf: 계간-문학동네-2009년-겨울호-통권-61호.pdf

Book Summary:

『문학동네』는 문학의 존엄과 자긍을 다지며, 한국문학의 미래를 열어가는 젊은 문예지입니다. 우리 문학의 드높은 성취를 갈무리하며, 문학의 미답지를 개척, 수호해갈 『문학동네』는 문학의 진정성을 채굴하는 든든한 굴착기로서, 매호 돋보이는 기획과 성실한 편집으로 두고두고 귀한 자료로서 가치를 지니는 고급 문예지입니다.

Approaches to World Literature

By Joachim Küpper
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn : 3050064951
  • Pages : 180
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 577
  • File Pdf: approaches-to-world-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

The present volume introduces new considerations on the topic of “World Literature”, penned by leading representatives of the discipline from the United States, India, Japan, the Middle East, England, France and Germany. The essays revolve around the question of what, specifically in today's rapidly globalizing world, may be the productive implications of the concept of World Literature, which was first developed in the 18th century and then elaborated on by Goethe. The discussions include problems such as different script systems with varying literary functions, as well as questions addressing the relationship between ethnic self-description and cultural belonging. The contributions result from a conference that took place at the Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin, in 2012.

1Q84 2

By 무라카미 하루키
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 문학동네
  • Isbn : 8954657346
  • Pages : 600
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 482
  • File Pdf: 1q84-2.pdf

Book Summary:

"당신의 하늘에는 몇 개의 달이 떠 있습니까? 전세계 독자가 손꼽아 기다려온 무라카미 하루키 5년 만의 신작 장편소설. 압도적인 이야기의 강렬함, 읽기를 멈출 수 없는 놀라운 흡인력, 이전 작품을 모두 끌어안으면서도 확연한 한 획을 긋는 무라카미 하루키 문학의 결정판!"

그래서 우리는 소설을 읽는다

By 박진 외
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 자음과모음
  • Isbn : 8957075739
  • Pages : 338
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 192
  • File Pdf: 그래서-우리는-소설을-읽는다.pdf

Book Summary:

풍성하고 색다른 독법의 젊은 평론가 3人이 펼친 생생한 비평 좌담 “소설을 읽는 일은 참 즐겁다. 소설을 읽고 함께 이야기 나누는 일은 더 즐겁다!” 대형작가의 초대형 베스트셀러 소설을 비롯, 독서문화와 출판시장의 변화, 문단의 화제가 된 비평적 쟁점들까지 최근 한 해의 다양한 문학적 흐름을 한눈에 조망하다! ?소설보다 더 재미있는 비평서 『그래서 우리는 소설을 읽는다』는 문화웹진 의 ‘비평테이블’ 코너에 2009년 말부터 2011년 초까지 매달 연재했던 좌담을 묶은 책이다. 무라카미 하루키와 베르나르 베르베르 같은 외국 작가의 소설부터 김훈, 신경숙, 김영하 등 한국을 대표하는 작가들의 신작까지 주요 베스트셀러 작품들을 두루 다루고 있으며, 영화가 개봉되면서 원작이 큰 인기를 모으는 스크린셀러 현상, 최근 문학상 수상작들의 변화된 경향, 새로 등장한 청소년문학이라는 낯선 영역 등 독서와 출판계의 눈에 띄는 현상들을 주제로 삼았다. 최근의 독서 문화와 출판 시장의 변화는 물론, 문단의 화제가 된 비평적 쟁점들까지 한눈에 조망할 수 있다. 전문 비평과 일반 독자의 거리, 비평 담론과 출판 시장의 간격을 좁히기 위해 시작한 좌담인 만큼 『그래서 우리는 소설을 읽는다』는, 전공자나 관련자가 아니면 쉽게 손을 대기가 어려운 비평서가 아닌, 누구나 쉽게 접근하고 흡수할 수 있는 비평서다. 여기에는 자유롭고 솔직한 대화로 이루어진 ‘좌담’ 형식이 한몫을 하고 있다. 작가들만큼이나 소설을 향한 열정으로 무장된 젊은 비평가 3人의 날카로우면서도 생생한 이야기를 따라가다 보면 어느 순간 오늘의 한국 소설이 보인다. 책을 읽고 마음이 맞는 사람들과 깊이 있는 대화를 나누고 싶지만 그럴 기회가 별로 없는 독자들, 막연히 소설가나 문학평론가의 꿈을 키우는 대학생들, 그리고 그냥 소설을 좋아하는 모든 사람들에겐 더없이 즐거운 책이 될 것이다. ?어떤 소설을 읽을 것인가, 좋은 소설이란 어떤 것인가를 묻다 2009년 말부터 2011년 초까지, 문학 출판계는 장편소설에 대한 기대가 그 어느 때보다 컸던 시기였고, 그 기대만큼 많은 수의 장편소설들이 번역되거나 창작된 시기였지만, 한편으로는 대형작가의 초대형 베스트셀러 장편소설들이 시장을 점령하면서 승자독식 현상이 더욱 극심해졌던 시기이기도 했다. 즉 침체됐던 문학 시장이 살아났다고도 볼 수 있으나 오히려 읽히는 책의 다양성은 줄어들고 독서 경향은 단순해진 면도 있었다. 『그래서 우리는 소설을 읽는다』는 보통의 비평서와는 달리 단지 문학 작품을 해석해내는 작업에 국한하지 않고 그러한 출판 시장의 메커니즘이나 문화적 현상과의 관계 속에서 작가와 독자들이 어떤 영향을 받고 어떻게 새로운 현상과 경향을 창출하는지 입체적으로 읽어낸다. 이러한 다각적인 독법은 하나의 입장이나 해석으로 좁혀질 필요가 없는 ‘좌담’ 형식으로 인해 더욱 자유롭게, 하지만 더욱 치밀하고 날카롭게 확장된다. 문학이 문화산업의 일부가 되고 독서에 미치는 마케팅의 영향력이 점점 더 커져가는 상황에서 『그래서 우리는 소설을 읽는다』가 묻고 고민하는 것은 결국 ‘이 시대에 우리가 어떤 소설을 선택해야 하는가, 바로 지금 좋은 소설이란 과연 어떤 것인가’이다. 독자들은 문학을 둘러싼 현재의 상황들을 직시하는 동시에 소설을 읽는 애초의 목적을 되찾을 수 있을 것이다.

영원한 소년의 정신: 하루키 읽는 법

By 양자오 (楊照)
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 유유
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 268
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 447
  • File Pdf: 영원한-소년의-정신.pdf

Book Summary:

왜 사람들은 하루키에 열광할까? 하루키의 작품은 언제부터 청춘의 필독서로 여겨졌을까? 하루키의 작품 속 인물들은 왜 늘 알 수 없는 선택과 이상한 행동을 할까? 중화권의 대표적인 인문학자 양자오 선생이 무라카미 하루키를 향해 쏟아진 많은 질문들에 명쾌한 답을 제시한다. 전방위적 텍스트 해설 능력을 갖춘 탁월한 독서가이자 소설가이기도 한 양자오 선생은 무라카미 하루키를 둘러싼 다양한 글을 바탕으로 많은 사람들을 사로잡은 하루키의 상상력과 삶, 세계와 작품을 하나로 꿰는 믿음직한 시선을 제안한다. 이 책으로 그는 전무후무한 자신만의 세계를 창조해 낸 하루키의 원더랜드에 들어서는 첫걸음을 돕는다.

1Q84 d'Haruki Murakami - Livre 1 de Haruki Murakami (Fiche de lecture)

By Elena Pinaud,lePetitLittéraire.fr
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : lePetitLitteraire.fr
  • Isbn : 2806279526
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 261
  • File Pdf: 1q84-d-haruki-murakami-livre-1-de-haruki-murakami.pdf

Book Summary:

Décryptez le premier livre de 1Q84 de Haruki Murakami avec l’analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir de 1Q84, ce roman en référence à 1984 de George Orwell ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que Aomamé et Tengo • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : de 1984 à 1Q84, les références culturelles et la métaphore de la chrysalide Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. LE MOT DE L’ÉDITEUR : « Dans cette fiche de lecture sur 1Q84 - Livre 1 (2016), avec Elena Pinaud, nous fournissons des pistes pour décoder ce bestseller de Haruki Murakami. Notre analyse permet de faire rapidement le tour de l’œuvre et d’aller au-delà des clichés. » Laure Delacroix À propos de la collection LePetitLitteraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles aux formats papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers toute la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation.

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

By Christopher Riches,Michael Cox
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 019251850X
  • Pages :
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 650
  • File Pdf: a-dictionary-of-writers-and-their-works.pdf

Book Summary:

Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Martin Luther

By Alberto Melloni
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110499029
  • Pages : 1756
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 352
  • File Pdf: martin-luther.pdf

Book Summary:

The three volumes present the current state of international research on Martin Luther’s life and work and the Reformation's manifold influences on history, churches, politics, culture, philosophy, arts and society up to the 21st century. The work is initiated by the Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII (Bologna) in cooperation with the European network Refo500. This handbook is also available in German.