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Riassunto: Combining the early, straightforward seductions of Norwegian Wood and the complex mysteries of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, this new novel—his seventh translated into English—is Haruki Murakami at his most satisfying and representative best.
The scenario is as simple as it is uncomfortable: a college student falls in love (once and for all, despite everything that transpires afterward) with a classmate whose devotion to Kerouac and an untidy writerly life precludes any personal commitments—until she meets a considerably older and far more sophisticated businesswoman. It is through this wormhole that she enters Murakami’s surreal yet humane universe, to which she serves as guide both for us and for her frustrated suitor, now a teacher. In the course of her travels from parochial Japan through Europe and ultimately to an island off the coast of Greece, she disappears without a trace, leaving only lineaments of her fate: computer accounts of bizarre events and stories within stories. The teacher, summoned to assist in the search for her, experiences his own ominous, haunting visions, which lead him nowhere but home to Japan—and there, under the expanse of deep space and the still-orbiting Sputnik, he finally achieves a true understanding of his beloved.
A love story, a missing-person story, a detective story—all enveloped in a philosophical mystery—and, finally, a profound meditation on human longing.
“Grabs you from its opening lines. . . . [Murakami’s] never written anything more openly emotional.” –Los Angeles Magazine
“Murakami is a genius.” –Chicago Tribune
“Murakami has an unmatched gift for turning psychological metaphors into uncanny narratives.” –The New York Times Book Review
“An agonizing, sweet story about the power and the pain of love. . . . Immensely deepened by perfect little images that leave much to be filled in by the reader’s heart or eye.” –The Baltimore Sun
“[Murakami belongs] in the topmost rank of writers of international stature.” –Newsday
“Murakami’s true achievement lies in the humor and vision he brings to even the most despairing moments.” –The New Yorker
“Perhaps better than any contemporary writer, [Murakami] captures and lays bare the raw human emotion of longing.” –BookPage
“Murakami . . . has a deep interest in the alienation of self, which lifts [Sputnik Sweetheart] into both fantasy and philosophy.” –San Francisco Chronicle
“Not just a great Japanese writer but a great writer, period.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Titolo: Sputnik Sweetheart
Casa editrice: U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: As New
Edizione: 1st Edition
Descrizione libro Knopf, 2001. Condizione: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice articolo GRP3911322
Descrizione libro Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condizione: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Codice articolo G0375411690I5N00
Descrizione libro Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione: Used: Good. Codice articolo SONG0375411690
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Condizione: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Codice articolo 0375411690-2-4
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice articolo mon0008760377
Descrizione libro Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Stated First American Edition. Well-preserved ex-library. Non-affixed jacket. Spine label. Ink stamp to head and heel. Expected library markings in to first few pages. Small tape stains to edges of boards. First Thus. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 pounds. ISBN: 0375411690. ISBN/EAN: 9780375411694. Inventory No: 026643. Codice articolo 026643
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 210 pg. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. Murakami's mastery of humor and despair shows through in this brilliant novel. Spine is slightly tilted. First American Edition 2001. Codice articolo ABE-1515970721119
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. 0375411690 American first edition, first printing. Contains number line 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Jacket is in a Mylar cover. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition except front end page has a razor sharp cut from bottom to center of page. The binding is straight and tight. No remainder mark. Codice articolo SKU1020120
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione: Used: Good. Codice articolo 15694078
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. First Edition. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Codice articolo S_203334775