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Novelist as a vocation / Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen.

Murakami, Haruki, 1949- (author.). Gabriel, Philip, 1953- (translator.). Goossen, Ted, (translator.).

"A charmingly idiosyncratic look at writing, creativity, and the author's own novels. Haruki Murakami's myriad fans will be delighted by this unique look into the mind of a master storyteller. In this engaging book, the internationally best-selling author and famously reclusive writer shares with readers what he thinks about being a novelist; his thoughts on the role of the novel in our society; his own origins as a writer; and his musings on the sparks of creativity that inspire other writers, artists, and musicians. Readers who have long wondered where the mysterious novelist gets his ideas and what inspires his strangely surreal worlds will be fascinated by this highly personal look at the craft of writing"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451494641
  • ISBN: 0451494644
  • ISBN: 9781101974537
  • ISBN: 1101974532
  • Physical Description: xi, 208 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"
"Copyright © 2015 by Harukimurakami Archival Labyrinth. Translation copyright ©2022 by Harukimurakamii Archival Laybrinth" -- verso.
Translation from the Japanese of : Shokugyo to shite no shosetusuka.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Are novelists broad-minded? -- When I became a novelist -- On literary prizes -- On originality -- So what should I write about? -- Making time your ally: on writing a novel -- A completely personal and physical occupation -- Regarding schools -- What kind of characters should I include? -- Who do I write for? -- Going abroad: a new frontier.
Subject: Authors, Japanese.
Writing > Psychological aspects.
Genre: Essays.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.


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