The Resource Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum

Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum

Label
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world
Title
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum
Title variation
Hardboiled wonderland and the end of the world
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A narrative particle-accelerator that zooms between Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim. Science fiction, detective story and post-modern manifesto all rolled into one rip-roaring novel, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is the tour de force that expanded Haruki Murakami's international following. Tracking one man's descent into the Kafkaesque underworld of contemporary Tokyo, Murakami unites East and West, tragedy and farce, compassion and detachment, slang and philosophy. The result is a wildly inventive fantasy and a meditation on the many uses of the mind
Member of
Summary
A clerk in a Tokyo of the near future works in an organization that controls the flow of information to society--employing electronic brainwashing and other insidious techniques--a job that contributes to his increasing sense of dehumanization
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Tone
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
046532
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murakami, Haruki
Dewey number
895.635
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Birnbaum, Alfred
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cybernetics
  • Libraries
  • Dystopias
Target audience
adult
Label
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Sekai no owari to håado-boirudo wandåarando
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780099448785
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Sekai no owari to håado-boirudo wandåarando
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780099448785
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print

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