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Birthday Stories (2002)

by Haruki Murakami (Editor)

Other authors: Russell Banks (Contributor), Ethan Canin (Contributor), Raymond Carver (Contributor), Denis Johnson (Contributor), Claire Keegan (Contributor)9 more, Andrea Lee (Contributor), Daniel Lyons (Contributor), Haruki Murakami (Contributor), Angela Praesent (Contributor), Lewis Robinson (Contributor), Lynda Sexson (Contributor), Paul Theroux (Contributor), William Trevor (Contributor), David Foster Wallace (Contributor)

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This is a collection of 12 birthday stories from some of the most distinguished authors of recent years. The stories have been selected and introduced by Haruki Murakami.

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Recueil de nouvelles de différents auteurs uk et us.
Styles intéressants mais inégales, distrayant. ( )
  Gerardlionel | Apr 1, 2016 |
A collection of short stories selected by Murakami. Even when all of them are related to birthdays, each one is unique, and they produce different emotions to the reader. I loved this book for this reason, and it was a practical introduction to other authors´ work that I will read later. ( )
  rcoaguila | Jul 19, 2014 |
In honour of my own birthday, I read this as the big day approached. This was a glorious patchwork of stories, mostly by writers of whom I had never heard, but chosen and stitched together by an old favourite. There were a lot of tangled emotions to be found in stories about getting older and being culturally conditioned to celebrate this funny misery, but I thought the theme of birthdays was a fascinating one. It also made me quite excited about my own birthday. Hip, hip, hooray! (In case you were wondering, Haruki Murakami’s birthday is on 12th January.) ( )
  pokarekareana | Jan 31, 2011 |
Wonderful collection of stories. Enjoyed it! easy read. ( )
  royanish | Sep 4, 2010 |
I think that this is an excellent book, I'm half way through it and yet can't find any faults, I totally disagree with what LibraryThing say about the book and I say that everyone will love it. It should be more famous than it is at the moment. ( )
  abbiexxx | Oct 19, 2009 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Murakami, HarukiEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Banks, RussellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Canin, EthanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carver, RaymondContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, DenisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Keegan, ClaireContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, AndreaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lyons, DanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murakami, HarukiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Praesent, AngelaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robinson, LewisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sexson, LyndaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Theroux, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Trevor, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wallace, David FosterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rubin, JayTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Lad mig begynde med at fortælle om én bestemt fødselsdag, nemlig min egen
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