A dazzling new collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all.Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.
Haruki Murakami ühe tuntuima teose pealkiri „Norra mets” on pärit biitlite laulust, mille kuulmine toob raamatu minategelasele Watanabele meelde tema esimese armastatu Naoko, tema parima sõbra kallima. Watanabe kandub mõtetes tagasi kahekümne aasta tagusesse aega, mil ta oli üliõpilane Tokyos. Murakami on suurepärane õhustiku looja, tema kummalised tegelaskujud saavad sümboolse tähenduse, pannes lugeja samal ajal neile sügavalt kaasa elama. 1949. aastal sündinud Haruki Murakami teosed on muutunud maailmas üsna eripäraseks kirjandusnähtuseks. Kõik tema raamatud tõlgitakse kohe pärast ilmumist suurematesse keeltesse ning neid müüakse hämmastavates tiraažides. 372 lk
An intimate conversation about music and creativity, between the internationally bestselling writer and a world-class conductor. "My only purpose in this book was for me, as a music lover, to have a discussion of music with the musician Seiji Ozawa that was as open and honest as possible. I simply wanted to bring out the ways that each of us (though on vastly different levels) is dedicated to music." Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, here they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros.