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After the Quake After the Quake Best Read || [Haruki Murakami Jay Rubin] - After the Quake, After the Quake The six stories in Haruki Murakami s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic Kobe earthquake when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence But t

  • Title: After the Quake
  • Author: Haruki Murakami Jay Rubin
  • ISBN: 9780375713279
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback

After the Quake Best Read || [Haruki Murakami Jay Rubin], After the Quake Best Read || [Haruki Murakami Jay Rubin], After the Quake, Haruki Murakami Jay Rubin, After the Quake The six stories in Haruki Murakami s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic Kobe earthquake when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence But the upheavals that afflict Murakami s characters are even deeper and mysterious emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman An electronics salesman who hasThe six stories. After the Quake Best Read || [Haruki Murakami Jay Rubin] - After the Quake, After the Quake The six stories in Haruki Murakami s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic Kobe earthquake when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence But t

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  1. Murakami Haruki Japanese is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator His work has been described as easily accessible, yet profoundly complex He can be located on Facebook at facebook harukimurakaSince childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western music and literature He grew up reading a range of works by American writers, such as Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Brautigan, and he is often distinguished from other Japanese writers by his Western influences.Murakami studied drama at Waseda University in Tokyo, where he met his wife, Yoko His first job was at a record store, which is where one of his main characters, Toru Watanabe in Norwegian Wood, works Shortly before finishing his studies, Murakami opened the coffeehouse Peter Cat which was a jazz bar in the evening in Kokubunji, Tokyo with his wife.Many of his novels have themes and titles that invoke classical music, such as the three books making up The Wind Up Bird Chronicle The Thieving Magpie after Rossini s opera , Bird as Prophet after a piano piece by Robert Schumann usually known in English as The Prophet Bird , and The Bird Catcher a character in Mozart s opera The Magic Flute Some of his novels take their titles from songs Dance, Dance, Dance after The Dells song, although it is widely thought it was titled after the Beach Boys tune , Norwegian Wood after The Beatles song and South of the Border, West of the Sun the first part being the title of a song by Nat King Cole.

  2. In response to the deadliest Kobe earthquake and the most enduring psychological consequence of the traumatic crisis, Haruki Murakami, with a poignant and reverent affection, crafts six remarkable stories Though the central characters evade the physical devastation, Haruki Murakami s exploration displays the Japanese national conscience.No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself.I find incredible solace in Murakami s words I always have.

  3. This was my first time reading Haruki Murakami s writing, and I was indeed than intrigued and impressed The six stories in this mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence But the upheavals that afflict Murakami s characters are even deeper and mysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman.My two favorite stories thailand honey pieailand This short story foll [...]

  4. My favorite Murakami short story of all time is The Kidney Shaped Stone That Moves Everyday So when I realized halfway through the last story in After the Quake that the main character was the same one from Kidney Shaped Stone, it was as if the planets had aligned, the clouds parted and a single shaft of sunlight shot down to bathe me in a golden glow everything was perfect in the universe And of course Honey Pie is now my second favorite Murakami story of all time It s a rare writer that can pu [...]

  5. After the Quake, Haruki Murakami After the Quake is a collection of 6 short stories by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, written between 1999 and 2000 First published in Japan in 2000, it was released in English as after the quake in 2002 translator Jay Rubin notes that Murakami insisted the title should be all lower case.Contents UFO in Kushiro Landscape with Flatiron All God s Children Can Dance Thailand Super Frog Saves Tokyo Honey Pie 20 2012 1387 168 1391 128 9789643517052 1395 1392 144 9786 [...]

  6. I don t know how Haruki Murakami deals with the pressure of being my favorite writer Does he realize what kind of pedestal I ve place him on Does it keep him up at night I m forever waiting to be disappointed by one of his books I mean, the guy can t be PERFECT, can he Well it hasn t happened yet This slim little volume of short stories only six of them in all , all loosely connected to the 1995 Kobe earthquake, didn t garner as much critical acclaim as some of Murakami s other books And, to be [...]

  7. After the Quake offers six short stories, which have one common point Kobe earthquake in 1995 The characters don t actually experience the earthquake directly, but it changes their life, unsettles and uneases them That s the only generality At the same time, each of the short stories is like a separate story with its characters and world To tell the truth I feel a little bit unsettled about this book, because it is definitely new, strange and unusual for me UFO in Kushiro, is quite a strange sta [...]

  8. I enjoyed this short read This book held multiple short stories that were all very different but shared the same theme Every main character was someone that was a nobody They were shy, didn t have many friends, and no specific talents However, by the end of the story they meant something to someone and they had done something interesting with their life.I also really enjoyed this book because they were all stories that took place in Japan and were about the Japanese culture I lived in Japan duri [...]

  9. In true Murakami style, where the plot isn t so much important but rather a green screen for the characters to perform But something so surreal and fascinating, its like taking a dive into what you would think is azure water, only it is not The surrealism that forms the centrifugal force in his stories like The Wind Up Bird Chronicle ,continues its trend in this collection of short stories, each a derivative of the seismic upheaval in Kobe Each story dips into the troubled waters and emerges wit [...]

  10. I don t get Murakami In terms of form and style, the stories in this collection are consistently clich d and unoriginal Over and over again he uses the same tired old technique open the story with a scene set in the present and then go back and give a brief description of the characters life stories, what brought them here, and so on before returning to the present and continuing the story It is dull, dull, dull The language he uses is simplistic and unsophisticated It is straightforward in the [...]

  11. I am not sure why but this collection of six short stories that happened after the Kobe earthquake just did not impress me as much as his Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman did last month Maybe because five out of the six stories have no fantasy ingredient like the talking cat, leeches falling from the sky, a TV zooming automatically at the sleeping you or the actual appearance of a UFO These 6 short stories are mostly pure drama and the usual disappearance, leaving without saying goodbye or saying th [...]

  12. If Six Was One or Two Were 19 This is a lesser, almost insubstantial work, even if it is comprised of short stories.The events described in each story have a very loose, tangential connection with the 1995 Kobe earthquake.Apart from that, each story is capable of sitting on its own and being construed independently.There s nothing especially interesting about any of the stories, except to the extent that they take a grab bag of Murakami esque themes and spin them into a tale.At around 20 pages e [...]

  13. Terremoto interiore tempo che lei cominci a prepararsi per affrontare la morte con dolcezza Se lei continuer a investire troppe energie solo nel vivere, non riuscir a morire bene Nella prima met Murakami sbanda paurosamente tra deragliamenti onirici e non detti che hanno pi la parvenza di indecisione circa gli sviluppi da attribuire alle vicende narrate nella seconda parte, al contrario di qualunque aspettativa, si assiste a una rinascita vertiginosa.Al netto di pregi e difetti, l impressione ge [...]

  14. Okay yeah, so really on a Murakami kick here As I write this I m also in the opening throes of his Norwegian Wood In any case, After the Quake did nothing to halt my appreciation for his work Despite the fact that many of his themes are here regurgitated It s true, the flow of love for Haruki Murakami continues unabated.That s not to say that there aren t high and low points in the collection of short stories In fact a couple of the stories are merely Good.In any case, in the wake of the Kobe Ea [...]

  15. Tales combine fables, dreams, realism Those seem the way to understand in part overwhelming, irrational events such as the January 1995 Kobe earthquake that destroyed the city Each unique story of After the Quake restores broken human connections Even characters distant from its epicenter felt traumatized and their lives psychologically disoriented by its televised images and by its reminder of relations and friends at the site UFO in Kushiro connects a recently divorced man because of the telev [...]

  16. I headed home dulled by work, dulled by the world around me, dulled by meaningless discourse, dulled by the apathy of others, dulled by the drift that s been pulling my mind away from the bones that hold it in, and as I approached the turn off to the beach I felt a pull I couldn t avoid, so I turned off Piano lessons were waiting My kids were waiting I needed to buy groceries There was time, if I hurried, to spend with my love But I found myself in the sand, shoes off, striding to the north of t [...]

  17. Una raccolta di racconti malinconica e soffice con uno sfondo sfocato ma pregnante il terremoto a Kobe del 1995.Murakami maestro della creazione di mondi ovattati e insonorizzati, in cui tuttavia il dolore riesce a tagliare come un coltello questa bolla di delicatezza creatasi tra lettore e personaggi Splendido l ultimo racconto, Torte al miele Splendido con questa leggerezza tutta Murakamiana che ti rimane dentro per ore intere.

  18. Six stories set in the aftermath of the 1995 Kobe earthquake This is my first taste of Murakami Super Frog Saves Tokyo is the highlight of the collection a nightmarish work of magical realism that is at turns humorous, grave, and gross Frog is a polite and well spoken creature given to philosophical musings and literary references In the course of the story he mentions Nietzsche, Conrad, Tolstoy, Hemingway, and Dostoevsky He also has a good sense of humor I love his indignation when he imagines [...]

  19. I didn t realise this book was a series of short stories until I opened it and started reading Murakami presents another weird and wonderful view into his world but this time focusing on the the way that a group of fictional characters were affected by the Kobe earthquake All of these stories have their own merits but my favourite was probably Super Frog saves Tokyo I love Murakami although I have to say that this was not my favourite book by him as these stories don t really give him much of a [...]

  20. This is worth getting your grubby hands on just for the amazing short story landscape with flatiron For fuck s sake this guy can write Sometimes some of his stuff is appealing to me than others, but I m blown away overall at his talent and prolificness I m also finding myself drawn to shorter stories lately, having less patience for the modern grand master narrative of the epic novel, preferring instead the fragmented, shorter, leaner meaner postmodern narrative in the form of the short story [...]