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1Q84

By Haruki Murakami
  • ISBN Code: : 0385669445
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Pages : 944
  • Category : Fiction
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The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?

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Renowned mentalist Lior Suchard has mystified audiences all over the world with demonstrations of his phenomenal gifts of mind reading, thought influencing, and telekinesis. In Mind Reader, Suchard celebrates the extraordinary capacity of the mind and shares secrets from his own performances and life stories, as well as from psychological studies. His creativity-boosting techniques enable readers to embrace their inner mentalist—and harness untapped mental powers to create positive change in their day-to-day life. Filled with illusions, riddles, puzzles, and practical tips, Mind Reader will help you unlock the hidden powers of your own mind.

Making Identity Count

By Ted Hopf,Bentley B. Allan
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190255498
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 742
  • Pdf File: making-identity-count.pdf

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Constructivism, despite being one of the three main streams of IR theory, along with realism and liberalism, is rarely, if ever, tested in large-n quantitative work. Constructivists almost unanimously eschew quantitative approaches, assuming that variables of interest to constructivists, defy quantification. Quantitative scholars mostly ignore constructivist variables as too fuzzy and vague. And the rare instances in which quantitative scholars have operationalized identity as a variable, they have unfortunately realized all the constructivists' worst fears about reducing national identity to a single measure, such as language, religion, or ethnicity, thereby violating one of the foundational assumptions of constructivism: intersubjectivity. Making Identity Count presents a new method for the recovery of national identity, applies the method in 9 country cases, and draws conclusions from the empirical evidence for hegemonic transitions and a variety of quantitative theories of identity. Ted Hopf and Bentley B. Allan make the constructivist variable of national identity a valid measure that can be used by large-n International Relations scholars in a variety of ways. They lay out what is wrong with how identity has been conceptualized, operationalized and measured in quantitative IR so far and specify a methodological approach that allows scholars to recover the predominant national identities of states in a more valid and systematic fashion. The book includes "national identity reports" on China, the US, UK, Germany, France, Brazil, Japan, and India to both test the authors' method and demonstrate the promise of the approach. Hopf and Allan use these data to test a constructivist hypothesis about the future of Western neoliberal democratic hegemony. Finally, the book concludes with an assessment of the method, including areas of possible improvement, as well as a description of what an intersubjective national identity data base of great powers from 1810-2010 could mean for IR scholarship.

1Q84 - Livro 2

By Haruki Murakami
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  • Publisher : Leya
  • Book Code : 9724620700
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 481
  • Pdf File: 1q84-livro-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

O Livro 1 revelou a existência do mundo de 1Q84. Algumas perguntas encontraram resposta. Outras permanecem em aberto: Quem é o Povo Pequeno? Como farão esses seres para abrir caminho até ao mundo real? Existirão mesmo?, como sugere Fuka-Eri. Chegarão Aomame e Tengos a reencontrar-se? «Há coisas neste mundo que é melhor nem saber», como diz o sinistro Ushikawa. Em todo o caso, o destino dos heróis de 1Q84 está em marcha. No céu, distinguem-se nitidamente duas luas. Não é uma ilusão. Murakami descreve aqui um universo singular, que absorve, que imita a realidade, e a faz sua. A narrativa decorre em dois mundos que se cruzam, qual deles o mais real e o mais fascinante - o de 1984 e o de 1Q84. A perturbante história de um amor adiado, recortada num cenário marcado pelo desencanto e pela violência. Uma fábula sobre os dilemas do mundo contemporâneo. Murakami retrata o mal-estar da sociedade japonesa que se esconde por debaixo de uma aparente quietude.

1Q84 1

By 무라카미 하루키
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  • Publisher : 문학동네
  • Book Code : 8954657338
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 980
  • Pdf File: 1q84-1.pdf

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당신의 하늘에는 몇 개의 달이 떠 있습니까? 전세계 독자가 손꼽아 기다려온 무라카미 하루키 5년 만의 신작 장편소설. 압도적인 이야기의 강렬함, 읽기를 멈출 수 없는 놀라운 흡인력, 이전 작품을 모두 끌어안으면서도 확연한 한 획을 긋는 무라카미 하루키 문학의 결정판!

Murakami Haruki and Our Years of Pilgrimage

By Gitte Marianne Hansen,Michael Tsang
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429594917
  • Total of Pages : 308
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 119
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Book Short Summary:

This book is a timely and expansive volume on Murakami Haruki, arguably Japan's most high-profile contemporary writer. With contributions from prominent Murakami scholars, this book approaches the works of Murakami Haruki through interdisciplinary perspectives, discussing their significance and value through the lenses of history; geography; politics; gender and sexuality; translation; and literary influence and circulation. Together the chapters provide a multifaceted assessment on Murakami’s literary oeuvre in the last four decades, vouching for its continuous importance in understanding the world and Japan in contemporary times. The book also features exclusive material that includes the cultural critic Katō Norihiro’s final work on Murakami – his chapter here is one of the few works ever translated into English – to interviews with Murakami and discussions from his translators and editors, shedding light not only on Murakami’s works as literature but as products of cross-cultural exchanges. Murakami Haruki and Our Years of Pilgrimage will prove a valuable resource for students and scholars of Japanese studies, comparative and world literature, cultural studies, and beyond.

계간 문학동네 2009년 겨울호 통권 61호

By 문학동네
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  • Book Code : PKEY:MUNHAK20094
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  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 353
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『문학동네』는 문학의 존엄과 자긍을 다지며, 한국문학의 미래를 열어가는 젊은 문예지입니다. 우리 문학의 드높은 성취를 갈무리하며, 문학의 미답지를 개척, 수호해갈 『문학동네』는 문학의 진정성을 채굴하는 든든한 굴착기로서, 매호 돋보이는 기획과 성실한 편집으로 두고두고 귀한 자료로서 가치를 지니는 고급 문예지입니다.

1Q84. Första boken

By Haruki Murakami
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  • Publisher : Norstedts
  • Book Code : 9113039261
  • Total of Pages : 695
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 474
  • Pdf File: 1q84-första-boken.pdf

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Kan vi verkligen säga att världen existerar så som vi uppfattar den? Hur är världen egentligen skapad? Hur samverkar det som nu existerar med det förflutna? Och hur påverkar nuet framtiden? Haruki Murakamis största litterära satsning någonsin utmanar vår uppfattning om sanning och tid - och vad som egentligen kan rymmas i en berättelse. Aomame åker på motorvägen i en taxi. Hon har bråttom men fastnar i trafiken. Eftersom hon är försenad till ett viktigt och hemligt arbetsmöte får hon ett märkligt förslag av chauffören: att ta en trappa som leder ner från motorvägsbron. Hon tackar ja och kort därefter börjar hon känna sig frånkopplad världen utanför. I ett slag är hela hennes tillvaro förändrad och hon står snart inför grundaren av en religiös sekt. Tengo är en ung man som vill uppfylla sin dröm om att bli författare. En vän till honom, som knappast är en särskilt begåvad författare, börjar allt mer att styra hans liv när hon bestämmer sig för att ställa upp i en litterär tävling. Till Tengo påstår hon att den bygger på egna erfarenheter, ändå tycks ingenting stämma. Plötsligt är det som om någon drar undan mattan för det han alltid tagit för givet är sanning. På olika sätt möts Aomame och Tengo och de börjar sakta närma sig varandra. Det är som om de vore beroende av varandra. Men frågan är om det är möjligt för dem att någonsin mötas i den verkliga världen som de tror sig leva i. Kanske är det kärlek, eller så är det något som är mycket mer komplicerat än så. Det här är första delen i trilogin 1Q84.

Approaches to World Literature

By Joachim Küpper
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3050064951
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 104
  • Pdf File: approaches-to-world-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The present volume introduces new considerations on the topic of “World Literature”, penned by leading representatives of the discipline from the United States, India, Japan, the Middle East, England, France and Germany. The essays revolve around the question of what, specifically in today's rapidly globalizing world, may be the productive implications of the concept of World Literature, which was first developed in the 18th century and then elaborated on by Goethe. The discussions include problems such as different script systems with varying literary functions, as well as questions addressing the relationship between ethnic self-description and cultural belonging. The contributions result from a conference that took place at the Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin, in 2012.

그래서 우리는 소설을 읽는다

By 박진 외
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  • Publisher : 자음과모음
  • Book Code : 8957075739
  • Total of Pages : 338
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 130
  • Pdf File: 그래서-우리는-소설을-읽는다.pdf

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풍성하고 색다른 독법의 젊은 평론가 3人이 펼친 생생한 비평 좌담 “소설을 읽는 일은 참 즐겁다. 소설을 읽고 함께 이야기 나누는 일은 더 즐겁다!” 대형작가의 초대형 베스트셀러 소설을 비롯, 독서문화와 출판시장의 변화, 문단의 화제가 된 비평적 쟁점들까지 최근 한 해의 다양한 문학적 흐름을 한눈에 조망하다! ?소설보다 더 재미있는 비평서 『그래서 우리는 소설을 읽는다』는 문화웹진 의 ‘비평테이블’ 코너에 2009년 말부터 2011년 초까지 매달 연재했던 좌담을 묶은 책이다. 무라카미 하루키와 베르나르 베르베르 같은 외국 작가의 소설부터 김훈, 신경숙, 김영하 등 한국을 대표하는 작가들의 신작까지 주요 베스트셀러 작품들을 두루 다루고 있으며, 영화가 개봉되면서 원작이 큰 인기를 모으는 스크린셀러 현상, 최근 문학상 수상작들의 변화된 경향, 새로 등장한 청소년문학이라는 낯선 영역 등 독서와 출판계의 눈에 띄는 현상들을 주제로 삼았다. 최근의 독서 문화와 출판 시장의 변화는 물론, 문단의 화제가 된 비평적 쟁점들까지 한눈에 조망할 수 있다. 전문 비평과 일반 독자의 거리, 비평 담론과 출판 시장의 간격을 좁히기 위해 시작한 좌담인 만큼 『그래서 우리는 소설을 읽는다』는, 전공자나 관련자가 아니면 쉽게 손을 대기가 어려운 비평서가 아닌, 누구나 쉽게 접근하고 흡수할 수 있는 비평서다. 여기에는 자유롭고 솔직한 대화로 이루어진 ‘좌담’ 형식이 한몫을 하고 있다. 작가들만큼이나 소설을 향한 열정으로 무장된 젊은 비평가 3人의 날카로우면서도 생생한 이야기를 따라가다 보면 어느 순간 오늘의 한국 소설이 보인다. 책을 읽고 마음이 맞는 사람들과 깊이 있는 대화를 나누고 싶지만 그럴 기회가 별로 없는 독자들, 막연히 소설가나 문학평론가의 꿈을 키우는 대학생들, 그리고 그냥 소설을 좋아하는 모든 사람들에겐 더없이 즐거운 책이 될 것이다. ?어떤 소설을 읽을 것인가, 좋은 소설이란 어떤 것인가를 묻다 2009년 말부터 2011년 초까지, 문학 출판계는 장편소설에 대한 기대가 그 어느 때보다 컸던 시기였고, 그 기대만큼 많은 수의 장편소설들이 번역되거나 창작된 시기였지만, 한편으로는 대형작가의 초대형 베스트셀러 장편소설들이 시장을 점령하면서 승자독식 현상이 더욱 극심해졌던 시기이기도 했다. 즉 침체됐던 문학 시장이 살아났다고도 볼 수 있으나 오히려 읽히는 책의 다양성은 줄어들고 독서 경향은 단순해진 면도 있었다. 『그래서 우리는 소설을 읽는다』는 보통의 비평서와는 달리 단지 문학 작품을 해석해내는 작업에 국한하지 않고 그러한 출판 시장의 메커니즘이나 문화적 현상과의 관계 속에서 작가와 독자들이 어떤 영향을 받고 어떻게 새로운 현상과 경향을 창출하는지 입체적으로 읽어낸다. 이러한 다각적인 독법은 하나의 입장이나 해석으로 좁혀질 필요가 없는 ‘좌담’ 형식으로 인해 더욱 자유롭게, 하지만 더욱 치밀하고 날카롭게 확장된다. 문학이 문화산업의 일부가 되고 독서에 미치는 마케팅의 영향력이 점점 더 커져가는 상황에서 『그래서 우리는 소설을 읽는다』가 묻고 고민하는 것은 결국 ‘이 시대에 우리가 어떤 소설을 선택해야 하는가, 바로 지금 좋은 소설이란 과연 어떤 것인가’이다. 독자들은 문학을 둘러싼 현재의 상황들을 직시하는 동시에 소설을 읽는 애초의 목적을 되찾을 수 있을 것이다.