The Resource Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

Label
Kafka on the shore
Title
Kafka on the shore
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
With Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami gives us a novel every bit as ambitious and expansive as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which has been acclaimed both here and around the world for its uncommon ambition and achievement, and whose still-growing popularity suggests that it will be read and admired for decades to come. This magnificent new novel has a similarly extraordinary scope and the same capacity to amaze, entertain, and bewitch the reader. A tour de force of metaphysical reality, it is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom. Their odyssey, as mysterious to them as it is to us, is enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerizing events. Cats and people carry on conversations, a ghostlike pimp employs a Hegel-quoting prostitute, a forest harbors soldiers apparently unaged since World War II, and rainstorms of fish (and worse) fall from the sky. There is a brutal murder, with the identity of both victim and perpetrator a riddle-yet this, along with everything else, is eventually answered, just as the entwined destinies of Kafka and Nakata are gradually revealed, with one escaping his fate entirely and the other given a fresh start on his own. Extravagant in its accomplishment, Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world's truly great storytellers at the height of his powers
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Murakami, Haruki
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL856.U673
LC item number
U4813 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gabriel, Philip
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Japan
Label
Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62879613
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
467 pages
Isbn
9781400079278
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006271024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62879613
Label
Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62879613
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
467 pages
Isbn
9781400079278
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006271024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62879613

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