The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.

Price: $150.00

Softcover. Uncorrected Proof. Fine in light green wrappers, with a small tear on the rear wrap.

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Haruki MURAKAMI.

Haruki Murakami
birth name: Haruki Murakami
born: 01/12/1949
nationality: Japan

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Biography

Japanese postmodernist novelist and spokesman for a new generation.

As a boy, Murakami rebelled against the study of Japanese literature, instead reading American paperbacks. This early and sustained interest is evident in the structure and nontraditional style of his own novels. His works include Kaze no uta o kike (1979; Hear the Wind); Hitsuji o meguru boken (1982; A Wild Sheep Chase); the allegorical Sekai no owari to hadoboirudo wandarando (1985; The End of the World & Hard-Boiled Wonderland), which won the Tanizaki Prize; the realistic Noruwei no mori (1987; Norwegian Wood); and Dansu, Dansu, Dansu (1988; Dance, Dance, Dance). He also wrote short stories and several collections of essays. -- MWELmore