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Blinde Weide, schlafende Frau (original 2013; edition 2006)

by Haruki Murakami (Author), Ursula Gräfe (Translator)

Series: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (complete)

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Fiction. Literature. Short Stories. HTML:

The twenty-four stories that make up Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman generously express the incomparable Haruki Murakami??s mastery of the form.

Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit Murakami??s ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and entertaining… (more)

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Title:Blinde Weide, schlafende Frau
Authors:Haruki Murakami (Author)
Other authors:Ursula Gräfe (Translator)
Info:DuMont Buchverlag GmbH (2006), 416 pages
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Tags:japanische Literatur, Erzählungen, short stories

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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami (2013)

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    bookmomo: Same atmosphere, same strangeness, but more murakami.
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    bookmomo: Hoewel ze zelf geen groot fan is van Murakami, deden zijn verhalen me aan haar werk denken. Elk heeft zijn eigen forte, maar in hun beider beste verhalen overvalt je een sfeer van vervreemding in het dagelijks leven.
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Murakami is a master of strangely odd short stories. At times it's difficult to make sense of the plots.. ( )
  dbsovereign | Sep 1, 2023 |
It's been some time since I read this, and I don't recall any details. ( )
  mykl-s | Aug 13, 2023 |
I just don't think short stories are really suited to Murakami's vision of literature. There is too much suspension of belief required of the reader in too short a space of words, and the emotionless characters who are disarming after fifty pages are just flat when only given twenty.

I'd be interested in what real Murakami devotees think of this. I loved the first book of his I read (Dance, Dance, Dance), liked the second (A Wild Sheep Chase) and enjoyed the third (Norwegian Wood). After that, though, the trick got a bit old and I didn't especially enjoy The Wind Up Bird Chronicle and found Kafka on the Shore to be like someone writing a parody of a Murakami story. ( )
  robfwalter | Jul 31, 2023 |
No sé, creo que soy más del Murakami de las historias largas, a mi gusto sus universos toman mejor forma. De cualquier forma, ha sido harto interesante encontrar en estos cuentos algunos guiños de las novelas.

Y aunque no sé si me han encantado la compilación completa, sí me quedo con varias historias que me han cautivado, como "La tía pobre" y "Somorgujo." ( )
  uvejota | Jul 26, 2023 |
"Twenty-four short stories are like two dozen cupcakes," I told my friend.

He lit another Hope cigarette, but stopped short of inhaling. "I almost ate two dozen cupcakes one day," he said.

"Um," I acknowledged.

"A vendor delivered them at work, and though I offered them to the whole office, I was the only one eating them. I really don't know why I kept at it. The decorations were very cute, but each one was as bland as the one before. I thought I must have been missing something."

We both looked out the window. "They were just cupcakes," I said.

He took a deep drag on his cigarette.
  rynk | Jul 11, 2021 |
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Just as fiction that is purely mundane can be, well, mundane, fiction that is only fantastic is often only dull. Authors such as Paul Auster and Jonathan Carroll are successful precisely because they don't write in one mode or the other, but rather in both, and at the same time. By placing the mundane next to the fantastic these authors are able to show us the beauty of such everyday affairs as coffee or conversation; by placing the fantastic next to the mundane they provide the contrast necessary for readers to discern what makes their fancy other than facile.

No one does this better than Haruki Murakami . . . .
added by dcozy | editThe Japan Times, David Cozy (Dec 3, 2006)
 
Great job author, I really like your writing style. I suggest you join N0velStar’s writing competition, you might be their next big star.
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Haruki Murakamiprimary authorall editionscalculated
Gabriel, PhilipTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mas, JordiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nolla, AlbertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Porta, LourdesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rubin, JayTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Unlike my first friend, who’d killed himself, these friends never had the time to realize that they were dying. For them it was like climbing up a staircase they’d climbed a million times before and suddenly finding a step missing. (New York Mining Disaster)
It strikes me now that most of the girls in my generation--the moderates, you might dub them--whether virgins or not, agonized over the whole issue of sex. They didn't insist that virginity was such a precious thing, nor did they denounce it as some stupid relic of the past. So what actually happened--sorry, but I'm generalizing again--was that they went with the flow. It all depended on the circumstances and the partner. (A Folklore For My Generation: A Pre-history of Late Stage Capitalism)
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Thinking about spaghetti that boils eternally but is never done is a sad, sad thing. (The Year of Spaghetti)
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Fiction. Literature. Short Stories. HTML:

The twenty-four stories that make up Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman generously express the incomparable Haruki Murakami??s mastery of the form.

Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit Murakami??s ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and entertaining

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