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A young man accompanies his cousin to the hospital to check an unusual hearing complaint and recalls a story of a woman put to sleep by tiny flies crawling inside her ear; a mirror appears out of nowhere and a nightwatchman is unnerved as his reflection tries to take control of him; a couple's relationship is unbalanced after dining exclusively on exquisite crab while on holiday; a man follows instructions on the back of a postcard to apply for a job, but an unknown password stands between him and his mysterious employer.
In each one of these stories Murakami sidesteps the real and sprints for the surreal. Everyday events are transcended, leaving the reader dazzled by this master of his craft.
”Weirdness fills these engrossing stories…Although Murakami’s style and deadpan humour are wonderfully distinctive, his emotional territory is more familiar – remorse, unresolved confusion, sudden epiphanies – though heightened by the surreal… For all its peculiarity, Planet Murakami offers a recognisable landscape of our fears" - David Jays, Observe
”By turns disturbing and delightful, funny strange and funny ha-ha…Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is a handsome volume of prose, every bit as substantial as a novel…They show him at his very best; not as a cult novelist but as a really first-rate writer of short fiction” - Tobias Hill, Guardian
About the Author
Haruki Murakami (born January 12, 1949) is a Japanese writer and translator. His works of fiction and non-fiction have garnered him critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the Franz Kafka Prize and Jerusalem Prize among others. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. The Guardian praised him as "among the world's greatest living novelists" for his works and achievements.
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|Titlu Original:||めくらやなぎと眠る女 Mekurayanagi to nemuru onna|
|Dimensiuni:||13 x 19,50 cm|