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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
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Titolo: Sputnik Sweetheart
Casa editrice: U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: As New
Edizione: 1st Edition
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. 0375411690 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Codice articolo Z0375411690Z3
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, 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 Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice articolo S_211599006
Descrizione libro Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione: Used: Good. Codice articolo SONG0375411690
Descrizione libro U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. nf/nf first print hardcover in mylar protected dust jacket. first US edition. no marks, not remaindered, not xlib, not book club, dj price intact, first edition stated, nap. fiction hardcover. Codice articolo 9211
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf. Condizione: Very Good. Minimal wear to cover. Pages clean and binding tight. Hardcover. Codice articolo PZ2-01049
Descrizione libro Alfred a Knopf Inc, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Brief summary of content available upon request by e-mail. Codice articolo 313023
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First American Edition. First Printing. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel. No remainder mark. Author of KAFKA ON THE SHORE. Codice articolo 013866
Descrizione libro Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Knopf 2001. Stated 1st American Edition, 1st printing (no additional printings listed). Hardcover with DJ that has only light reading wear; writing on front endpaper, very tiny stain on bottom edge, otherwise book is clean, unmarked. Codice articolo 000255