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The Resource Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel, Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum

Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel, Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum

Label
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel
Title
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
The last surviving victim of an experiment that implanted the subjects' heads with electrodes that decipher coded messages is the unnamed narrator. Half the chapters are set in Tokyo, where the narrator negotiates underground worlds populated by INKlings, dodges opponents of both sides of a raging high-tech infowar, and engages in an affair with a beautiful librarian with a gargantuan appetite. In alternating chapters he tries to reunite with his mind and his shadow, from which he has been severed by the grim, dark "replacement" consciousness implanted in him by a dotty neurophysiologist. Both worlds share the unearthly theme of unicorn skulls that moan and glow
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murakami, Haruki
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL856.U673
LC item number
S4513 1993
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Birnbaum, Alfred
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese fiction
  • Tokyo (Japan)
Label
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel, Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random043/92056345.html
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elevator, silence, overweight -- Golden beasts -- Rain gear INKlings, laundry -- The library -- Tabulations, evolution, sex drive -- Shadow -- Skull, Lauren Bacall, library -- The colonel -- Appetite, disappointment, Leningrad -- The wall -- Dressing, watermelon, chaos -- A map of the end of the world -- Frankfurt, door, independent operants -- Woods -- Whiskey, torture, Turgenev -- The coming of winter -- End of the world, Charlie Parker, time bomb -- Dreamreading -- Hamburgers, skyline, deadline -- The death of the beasts -- Bracelets, Ben Johnson, devil -- Gray smoke -- Holes, leeches, tower -- Shadow grounds -- Meal, elephant factory, trap -- Power station -- Encyclopedia wand, immortality, paperclips -- Musical instruments -- Lake, Masaomi Kondo, panty hose -- Hole -- Fares, police, detergent -- Shadow in the throes of death -- Rainy-day laundry, car rental, Bob Dylan -- Skulls -- Nail clippers, butter sauce, iron vase -- Accordion -- Lights, introspection, cleanliness -- Escape -- Popcorn, Lord Jim, extinction -- Birds
Control code
ocm26399689
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage international ed.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780679743460
Lccn
92056345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)26399689
Label
Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel, Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random043/92056345.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elevator, silence, overweight -- Golden beasts -- Rain gear INKlings, laundry -- The library -- Tabulations, evolution, sex drive -- Shadow -- Skull, Lauren Bacall, library -- The colonel -- Appetite, disappointment, Leningrad -- The wall -- Dressing, watermelon, chaos -- A map of the end of the world -- Frankfurt, door, independent operants -- Woods -- Whiskey, torture, Turgenev -- The coming of winter -- End of the world, Charlie Parker, time bomb -- Dreamreading -- Hamburgers, skyline, deadline -- The death of the beasts -- Bracelets, Ben Johnson, devil -- Gray smoke -- Holes, leeches, tower -- Shadow grounds -- Meal, elephant factory, trap -- Power station -- Encyclopedia wand, immortality, paperclips -- Musical instruments -- Lake, Masaomi Kondo, panty hose -- Hole -- Fares, police, detergent -- Shadow in the throes of death -- Rainy-day laundry, car rental, Bob Dylan -- Skulls -- Nail clippers, butter sauce, iron vase -- Accordion -- Lights, introspection, cleanliness -- Escape -- Popcorn, Lord Jim, extinction -- Birds
Control code
ocm26399689
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage international ed.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780679743460
Lccn
92056345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)26399689

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