Novelist as a Vocation (häftad) NY
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Japanska
Antal sidor
224
Utgivningsdatum
2024-01-11
Förlag
Vintage
Översättare
Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen
Originalspråk
Japanese
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x 35 mm
Vikt
500 g
ISBN
9781529918359
Novelist as a Vocation (häftad)

Novelist as a Vocation

An exploration of a writers life from the Sunday Times bestselling author

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Words have power. Yet that power must be rooted in truth and justice. Words must never stand apart from those principles. 'You end this collectionvowing to never let life, or writing, get so complicated again' Guardian Readers who have long wondered where the mysterious novelist gets his ideas and what inspires his beautifully surreal worlds will be fascinated by this highly personal look at the craft of writing. In this engaging book, the internationally best-selling author shares with readers what he thinks about being a novelist; his own origins as a writer; and his musings on the sparks of creativity that inspire other writers, artists, and musicians. 'Murakami is like a magician who explains what he's doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers' New York Times Book Review 'A fascinating glimpse of the peculiar writerly life' Sunday Times ** A TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES and NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR**
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[The] 11 essays here deal with all the things that youd like to ask [Murakami]in the highly unlikely event that you were able to corner him at a book-signing session You end this collection of beautiful essays vowing to never let life, or writing, get so complicated again * Guardian *

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In 1978, Haruki Murakami was 29 and running a jazz bar in downtown Tokyo. One April day, the impulse to write a novel came to him suddenly while watching a baseball game. That first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won a new writers award and was published the following year. More followed, including A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, but it was Norwegian Wood, published in 1987, which turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon. His books became bestsellers, were translated into many languages, including English, and the door was thrown wide open to Murakamis unique and addictive fictional universe. Murakami writes with admirable discipline, producing ten pages a day, after which he runs ten kilometres (he began long-distance running in 1982 and has participated in numerous marathons and races), works on translations, and then reads, listens to records and cooks. His passions colour his non-fiction output, from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running to Absolutely On Music, and they also seep into his novels and short stories, providing quotidian moments in his otherwise freewheeling flights of imaginative inquiry. In works such as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, 1Q84 and Men Without Women, his distinctive blend of the mysterious and the everyday, of melancholy and humour, continues to enchant readers, ensuring Murakamis place as one of the worlds most acclaimed and well-loved writers.