Birthday Stories: Book by Haruki Murakami

Birthday Stories

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ISBN: 9780099481553    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2006     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 224        Language: English
In this enviable gathering, Haruki Murakami has chosen for his party some of the very best short story writers of recent years, each with their own birthday experiences, each story a snapshot of life on a single...Read more
In this enviable gathering, Haruki Murakami has chosen for his party some of the very best short story writers of recent years, each with their own birthday experiences, each story a snapshot of life on a single day. Including stories by Russell Banks, Ethan Canin, Raymond Carver, David Foster Wallace, Denis Johnson, Claire Keegan, Andrea Lee, Daniel Lyons, Lynda Sexson, Paul Theroux, William Trevor and Haruki Murakami, this anthology captures a range of emotions evoked by advancing age and the passing of time, from events fondly recalled to the impact of appalling tragedy.Previously published in a Japanese translation by Haruki Murakami, this English edition contains a specially written introduction.
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About the author: Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami (Murakami Haruki, born January 12, 1949) is a Japanese writer and translator. His works of fiction and non-fiction have garnered critical... Read more
Haruki Murakami (Murakami Haruki, born January 12, 1949) is a Japanese writer and translator. His works of fiction and non-fiction have garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the Franz Kafka Prize and the Jerusalem Prize, among others. Murakami's fiction, often criticized by Japan's literary establishment, is humorous and surreal, focusing on themes of alienation and loneliness. He is considered an important figure in postmodern literature. The Guardian praised Murakami as "among the world's greatest living novelists" for his works and achievements.
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Review:
The perfect year-round present" Time Out "Brilliant...Murakami introduces all these stories with grace and lightness of touch" Sunday Herald "A memorable collection. Voices and settings as diverse...Read more
The perfect year-round present" Time Out "Brilliant...Murakami introduces all these stories with grace and lightness of touch" Sunday Herald "A memorable collection. Voices and settings as diverse as the authors, but they are all concerned with the arbitrary yet immensely significant way in which we mark the passing of our lives" Observer "The quality of storytelling is exemplary... There's darkness enough here for the hardiest of cynics, but enough heart to charm" Word
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