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Tokio blues. Norwegian Wood

Tokio blues. Norwegian Wood

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8483836718
Pages: 383
Year: 2013-02-19
Mientras aterriza en un aeropuerto europeo, Toru Watanabe, un ejecutivo de 37 años, escucha una vieja canción de los Beatles que le hace retroceder a su juventud, al turbulento Tokio de los años sesenta. Con una mezcla de melancolía y desasosiego, Toru recuerda entonces a la inestable y misteriosa Naoko, la novia de su mejor y único amigo de la adolescencia, Kizuki. El suicidio de éste distanció a Toru y a Naoko durante un año, hasta que se reencontraron e iniciaron una relación íntima. Sin embargo, la aparición de otra mujer en la vida de Toru le lleva a experimentar el deslumbramiento y el desengaño allí donde todo debería cobrar sentido: el sexo, el amor y la muerte. Y ningún de los personajes parece capaz de alcanzar el frágil equilibrio entre las esperanzas juveniles y la necesidad de encontrar un lugar en el mundo.
Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307762718
Pages: 304
Year: 2010-08-11
Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene. Toru, a serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. As Naoko retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman. A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, Norwegian Wood blends the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the sixties with a young man’s hopeless and heroic first love.

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307781097
Pages: 416
Year: 2011-08-17
Japan's most widely-read and controversial writer, author of A Wild Sheep Chase, hurtles into the consciousness of the West with this narrative about a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters--not to mention Bob Dylan and Lauren Bacall. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307387623
Pages: 320
Year: 2007-10-09
From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle comes this superb collection of twenty-four stories that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the form. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit his ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and relentlessly entertaining. Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an iceman, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. Whether during a chance reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a holiday in Hawaii, or in the grip of everyday life, Murakami’s characters confront grievous loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distances between those who ought to be closest of all. From the Trade Paperback edition.
After Dark

After Dark

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307370488
Pages: 256
Year: 2010-07-07
A short, sleek novel of encounters set in the witching hours of Tokyo between midnight and dawn, and every bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami’s masterworks The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore. At its center are two sisters: Yuri, a fashion model sleeping her way into oblivion; and Mari, a young student soon led from solitary reading at an anonymous Denny’s into lives radically alien to her own: those of a jazz trombonist who claims they’ve met before; a burly female “love hotel” manager and her maidstaff; and a Chinese prostitute savagely brutalized by a businessman. These “night people” are haunted by secrets and needs that draw them together more powerfully than the differing circumstances that might keep them apart, and it soon becomes clear that Yuri’s slumber–mysteriously tied to the businessman plagued by the mark of his crime – will either restore or annihilate her. After Dark moves from mesmerizing drama to metaphysical speculation, interweaving time and space as well as memory and perspective into a seamless exploration of human agency – the interplay between self-expression and understanding, between the power of observation and the scope of compassion and love. Murakami’s trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery. “Eyes mark the shape of the city. Through the eyes of a high-flying night bird, we take in the scene from midair. In our broad sweep, the city looks like a single gigantic creature–or more, like a single collective entity created by many intertwining organisms. Countless arteries stretch to the ends of its elusive body, circulating a continuous supply of fresh blood cells, sending out new data and collecting the old, sending out new consumables and collecting the old, sending out new contradictions and collecting the old. To the rhythm of its pulsing, all parts of the body flicker and flare up and squirm. Midnight is approaching, and while the peak of activity has indeed passed, the basal metabolism that maintains life continues undiminished, producing the basso continuo of the city’s moan, a monotonous sound that neither rises nor falls but is pregnant with foreboding.” —from After Dark
The Elephant Vanishes

The Elephant Vanishes

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307762734
Pages: 336
Year: 2010-08-11
Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display. In these stories, a man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald’s in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, in The Elephant Vanishes Murakami crosses the border between separate realities—and comes back bearing remarkable treasures
Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Author: David Seed
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199557454
Pages: 147
Year: 2011-06-23
David Seed examines how science fiction has emerged as a popular genre of literature in the 20th century, and discusses it in relation to themes such as science and technology, space, aliens, utopias, and gender. Looking at some of the most influential writers of the genre he also considers the wider social and political issues it raises.
Sputnik, mi amor

Sputnik, mi amor

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8483836696
Pages: 246
Year: 2013-02-19
Del mismo modo en que, en el viaje del satélite ruso Sputnik, la perra Laika giraba alrededor de la Tierra y dirigía su atónita mirada hacia el espacio infinito, en Tokio tres personajes se buscan desesperadamente intentando romper el eterno viaje circular de la soledad. El narrador, un joven profesor de primaria, está enamorado de Sumire; pero ella, quien se considera la última rebelde, tiene una única obsesión: ser novelista. Sumire conocerá a Myû, una mujer casada de mediana edad tan hermosa como enigmática, y juntas emprenderán un viaje por Europa tras el que nada volverá a ser igual.
Underground

Underground

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 848383961X
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Year: 2014-10-07
Pese a las intenciones de quienes lo perpetraron, el ataque con gas sarín que se produjo en el metro de Tokio en marzo de 1995 sólo se cobró once vidas. Sin embargo, miles de personas resultaron heridas y muchas otras sufrieron sus consecuencias y secuelas. El novelista Haruki Murakami entrevista a las víctimas, a los que vivieron y sufrieron en propia piel el atentado, para establecer con precisión qué ocurrió ese día en las distintas líneas de metro afectadas. También para desentrañar la verdadera historia que se ocultaba bajo un acto terrorista que convirtió una anodina mañana de lunes en una tragedia nacional. Pero, sobre todo, para contestar a una pregunta primordial: ¿por qué? ¿Por qué la violencia terrorista, o cualquier violencia? ¿Y por qué en ese momento y lugar concretos? Como contrapunto, Murakami nos ofrece los testimonios de los miembros de la secta que participaron en aquel ataque y sus posibles motivos.
El elefante desaparece

El elefante desaparece

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 849066255X
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Year: 2016-03-01
Un hombre que se obsesiona con la insólita y misteriosa desaparición del elefante de un zoo, un abogado en paro que recibe el encargo de su mujer de encontrar a su gato, una pareja de recién casados que deciden atracar un MacDonald’s en plena noche, una curiosa digresión sobre los canguros, un enano diabólico que baila, un joven empeñado en burlarse de su futuro cuñado, un pirómano confeso... Los protagonistas de todos los relatos que componen este volumen esperan algo. Un accidente, un hecho azaroso. Al contrario que esta obra, donde nada, absolutamente nada, queda al azar. Alternando páginas inquietantes e hilarantes, El elefante desaparece es una prueba más de la capacidad de Murakami para cruzar la frontera entre lo cotidiano más realista y lo fantástico, transformando así la trivialidad de nuestras vidas.
Social Composition of the Dominican Republic

Social Composition of the Dominican Republic

Author: Juan Bosch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317495470
Pages: 280
Year: 2016-03-31
Composición social dominicana (Social Composition of the Dominican Republic), first published in 1970 in Spanish, and translated into English here for the first time, discusses the changing structure of social classes and groups in Dominican society from the first encounter between Europeans and Natives until the mid-twentieth century. This influential and pioneering book details the struggles of the Dominican people as they evolved from pre-colonial and colonial subjects to sovereign actors with the task of moving a republic forward, amidst imperialist desires and martial ambitions. Juan Bosch, one of the most well-known and best-loved Dominican politicians and scholars, here sets out the important themes that define modern Dominican society. He tackles topics such as the inter-imperialist rivalry between France, Spain, England, and Holland and its subsequent impact on the Caribbean region, as well as the U.S. occupation of the Dominican Republic from 1916-1924. He also discusses the aftermath of political alliances between liberals and conservatives during the birth of the Dominican Republic, the Restoration War fought against the Spanish Crown, the role of the petit bourgeoisie and the hateros (cattle-ranchers) in the formation of a Dominican oligarchy, the emergence of dictator Rafael Trujillo, and the composition of society during his time in power. This translation, introduced and contextualized by leading Dominican Studies scholar Wilfredo Lozano, opens up Bosch’s work for a new generation of scholars studying the Caribbean.
Después del terremoto

Después del terremoto

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 848383667X
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Year: 2013-02-05
La magnitud del terremoto que en 1995 asoló la ciudad japonesa de Kobe, y que se cobró más de cinco mil vidas, movió a Haruki Murakami a dedicar a este terrible suceso seis impactantes historias que transcurren poco después de la tragedia. El protagonista omnisciente, y también el más conmovedor, es el propio seísmo, que, unas veces de manera sutil, otras de modo muy significativo, irrumpe en las vidas de aquellos que sobrevivieron al apocalipsis. Del dolor inconsolable de una nación aterrada Murakami ha sabido extraer muchas verdades sobre la naturaleza del sufrimiento humano.
Crónica del pájaro que da cuerda al mundo

Crónica del pájaro que da cuerda al mundo

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8483836688
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Year: 2013-02-12
El joven Tooru Okada, que acaba de dejar su trabajo en un bufete de abogados, recibe un día la llamada anónima de una mujer. A partir de ese momento, la existencia de Tooru sufre una extraña transformación. Su mujer desaparece, comienzan a surgir a su alrededor misteriosos personajes, y lo real se degrada hasta cobrar tintes fantasmagóricos. Mientras los sueños invaden cada vez más la realidad, Tooru Okada deberá resolver conflictos que ha arrastrado a lo largo de toda su vida.
Underground

Underground

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307762750
Pages: 384
Year: 2010-08-11
In this haunting work of journalistic investigation, Haruki Murakami tells the story of the horrific terrorist attack on Japanese soil that shook the entire world. On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison gas on the Tokyo subway system. In attempt to discover why, Haruki Murakmi talks to the people who lived through the catastrophe, and in so doing lays bare the Japanese psyche. As he discerns the fundamental issues that led to the attack, Murakami paints a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere.