Le passé - tel qu'il était peut-être - fait surgir sur lemiroir l'ombre d'un présent - différent de ce qu'il fut ?
Un événement éditorial sans précédent
Une oeuvre hypnotique et troublante
Un roman d'aventures
Une histoire d'amourDeux êtres unis par un pacte secret
Dans le monde bien réel de 1984 et dans celui dangereusement séduisant de 1Q84 va se nouer le destin de Tengo et d'Aomamé...
Pour ce livre qui joue de la magie des échos, il fallait des voix subtilement évocatrices de lieux et de temps différents. Maia Baran et Emmanuel Dekoninck réussissent là une étonnante performance.
Durée : 16 h 47 min
Kafka Tamura, quinze ans, fuit sa maison de Tokyo pour échapper à la terrible prophétie que son père a prononcée contre lui. Comme l'OEdipe de Sophocle, il est voué à être parricide et incestueux. Nakata, vieil homme simple d'esprit, prend lui aussi la route, obéissant à un appel impérieux. Comme l'Idiot de Dostoievski, il est incompris des humains, mais converse avec les chats. Entre l'enfant perdu et le vieillard amnésique, des liens insoupçonnés se nouent peu à peu, dans les dédales d'une odyssée où l'effroi et la beauté se mêlent vertigineusement. Ce roman est bien celui de tous les « rivages ». Ceux de l'esprit, où se côtoient les cultures. Ceux de l'âme, que les ténèbres disputent à la clarté. Ceux auxquels est inexorablement confrontée la condition humaine, et qu'il lui faut aborder pour conquérir sa vérité.
Hervé Bernard Omnès fait merveille pour conduire le lecteur dans le dédale à la fois magique et cauchemardesque conçu par Haruki Murakami.
Durée : 23 h 10 min
Les choses qui restent enfermées dans notre coeur n'existent pas en ce monde. Mais c'est dans notrecoeur, ce monde à part, qu'elles se construisent pour y vivre.
Le Livre 1 a révélé l'existence du monde 1Q84. Certaines questions ont trouvé leur réponse.
D'autres subsistent : qui sont les Little People ?
Comment se fraient-ils un chemin vers le monde réel ? Pourquoi deux lunes dans le ciel ?
Et la chrysalide del'air, est-elle ce lieu où sommeille notre double ?
Ceux qui s'aiment ne sont jamais seuls. Le destin de Tengo et d'Aomamé est en marche.
P.S. de l'auteur : Dans ce roman figurent un certain nombre d'expressions qui n'étaient pas encore en usage en 1984.
Distribution : Maia Baran est Aomamé Émmanuel Dekoninck est Tengo
Durée : 14 h 15
Ils ne le savaient pas alors, mais c'était là l'unique lieu parfait en ce monde. Un lieu totalement isolé et le seul pourtant à n'être pas aux couleurs de la solitude. Le livre 3 fait entendre une nouvelle voix, celle d'Ushikawa.
Et pose d'autres questions : quel est ce père qui sans cesse revient frapper à notre porte ? La réalité est-elle jamais vérifiable ? Et le temps, cette illusion, à jamais perdu ? Sous les deux lunes de 1Q84, Aomamé et Tengo ne sont plus seuls...
Durée : 17 h 45 min
Un succès mondial depuis 2009. Journal, essai autobiographique, éloge de la course à pied, au fil de confidences inédites, Haruki Murakami se dévoile et nous livre une méditation lumineuse sur ce bipède en quête de vérité qu'est l'homme. ©2011 Befond (P) Traduction Hélène Morita
Tsukuru Tazaki vit à Tokyo. Architecte, il dessine des gares. Quand il rencontre Sara, un déclic se produit : il lui avoue la blessure qui le hante depuis son départ de Nagoya, seize ans plus tôt. Au lycée, il faisait partie d'une bande où chacun de ses quatre amis avait dans son nom un idéogramme associé à une couleur.
Lui non : une identité « incolore » en quelque sorte. Alors, quand ses amis restés à Nagoya ont coupé les ponts sans explication, Tsukuru a vécu cette rupture comme une forme de mort annoncée. Aujourd'hui, Sara l'incite à les retrouver pour vaincre ce sentiment d'inexistence qui le ronge.
Du Japon à la Finlande, « l'incolore » se confrontera à chacun d'eux.
Un pèlerinage entre passé et présent à la recherche d'une vérité autant souhaitée que redoutée.
© Haruki Murakami. Tous droits réservés. © Belfond, 2014 pour la traduction française / Place des Éditeurs
© et (P) Audiolib, 2014
Illustration © ADT
Durée : 10 h 52 min
"Quand on parle de l'amour, il n'y a guère de réalité. Comment se manifeste-t-il, sous quelle forme, sous quelle métaphore, voilà le plus important." Haruki Murakami
K. est instituteur. Dès leur première rencontre, il va aimer, désirer Sumire. Sans espoir de retour. Pour elle ne compte que la littérature. Mais,...
© 2011 Belfond (P) Traduction Corinne Atlan
Une sélection de huit nouvelles lues par Sylvain Machac
Traduit du japonais par Hélène Morita. Jubilatoires, flamboyantes, hypnotiques, ces histoires courtes de Haruki Murakami nous plongent dans un univers délicieusement insolite et drôle, où d'une situation d'apparence anodine peuvent surgir à tout moment le fantastique et l'absurde. Des petits contes de notre quotidien, transfigurés par la poésie, l'humour et la grâce de Haruki Murakami, un charme qui agit à chaque page, comme autant de feux d'artifices en plein jour.
Né à Kyoto en 1949, Haruki Murakami est l'auteur, entre autres, de Kafka sur le rivage (Belfond, 2006 ; 10/18, 2007), qui lui a valu une consécration mondiale. Plusieurs fois pressenti pour le prix Nobel de littérature, il est aujourd'hui un auteur culte au Japon et son œuvre est traduite dans plus de trente pays.
Sylvain Machac est un jeune acteur de théâtre de formation classique qui a fait également des débuts prometteurs au cinéma. L'année 2008 a commencé avec une prestation remarquée dans L'avare aux côtés de Michel Bouquet dans le rôle de Cléante. Il a également enseigné le théâtre à de jeunes comédiens.
Durée : 6 h
In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston.By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, this is a must-read for fans of this masterful yet private writer as well as for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.** Murakami's new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he'd known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again'
The man was leading an aimless life, time passing, one big blank. His girlfriend has perfectly formed ears, ears with the power to bewitch, marvels of creation. The man receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly innocent photograph of sheep, and a request: place the photograph somewhere it will be seen. Then, one September afternoon, the phone rings, and the adventure begins. Welcome to the wild sheep chase.
Toru Okada's cat has disappeared. His wife is growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has recently been receiving. As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided (however obscurely) by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell.** Murakami's new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he'd known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again'
Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down. As their parallel odysseys unravel, cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky; a ghost-like pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since World War II. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle - one of many which combine to create an elegant and dreamlike masterpiece.** Murakami's new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he'd known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again.'
When a man's favourite elephant vanishes, the balance of his whole life is subtly upset. A couple's midnight hunger pangs drive them to hold up a McDonald's. A woman finds she is irresistible to a small green monster that burrows through her front garden. An insomniac wife wakes up in a twilight world of semi-consciousness in which anything seems possible - even death. In every one of these stories Murakami makes a determined assault on the normal.** Murakami's new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he'd known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again'
Growing up in the suburbs in post-war Japan, it seemed to Hajime that everyone but him had brothers and sisters. His sole companion was Shimamoto, also an only child. Together they spent long afternoons listening to her father's record collection. But when his family moved away, the two lost touch.
Now Hajime is in his thirties. After a decade of drifting he has found happiness with his loving wife and two daughters, and success running a jazz bar. Then Shimamoto reappears. She is beautiful, intense, enveloped in mystery. Hajime is catapulted into the past, putting at risk all he has in the present.** Murakami's new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he'd known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again'
Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel.Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life: what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels for her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire.Then, a desperate Miu calls from a small Greek island: Sumire has mysteriously vanished...** Murakami's new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he'd known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again'
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.
A FREE SAMPLER OF HARUKI MURAKAMI'S NEW MASTERPIECEThis sampler contains the first two chapters of Haruki Murakami's magnum opus, 1Q84, introducing the reader to the hero and heroine of the story, Tengo and Aomame.The full ebook of Books One and Two will be available in one volume on 18th October 2011, followed by the ebook of Book Three on 25th October.
The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo.Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver proposes a solution. She agrees, but as a result of her actions starts to feel increasingly detached from the real world. She has been on a top-secret mission, and her next job will lead her to encounter the apparently 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 affair surrounding a literary prize to which a mysterious seventeen-year-old girl has submitted her remarkable first novel. It seems to be based on her own experiences and moves readers in unusual ways. Can her story really be true?Both Aomame and Tengo notice that the world has grown strange; both realise that they are indispensable to each other. While their stories influence one another, at times by accident and at times intentionally, the two come closer and closer to intertwining.
For the characters in after the quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Miyake left his family in Kobe to make midnight bonfires on a beach hundreds of miles away. Fourteen-year-old Sala has nightmares that the Earthquake Man is trying to stuff her inside a little box. Katagiri returns home to find a giant frog in his apartment on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm. 'When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes,' says Frog. 'And right now he is very, very angry.** Murakami s new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he d known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again.'
High-class call girls billed to Mastercard. A psychic 13-year-old dropout with a passion for Talking Heads. A hunky matinee idol doomed to play dentists and teachers. A one-armed beach-combing poet, an uptight hotel clerk and one very bemused narrator caught in the web of advanced capitalist mayhem. Combine this offbeat cast of characters with Murakami's idiosyncratic prose and out comes Dance Dance Dance.** Murakami's new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he'd known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again.'
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“Murakami’s bold willingness to go straight over the top is a signal indication of his genius. . . . A world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks.” --The Washington Post Book World
Not since Yukio Mishima and Yasunari Kawabata has a Japanese writer won the international acclaim enjoyed by Haruki Murakami. His genre-busting novels, short stories and reportage, which have been translated into 35 languages, meld the surreal and the hard-boiled, deadpan comedy and delicate introspection.
Vintage Murakami includes the opening chapter of the international bestseller Norwegian Wood; “Lieutenant Mamiya’s Long Story: Parts I and II” from his monumental novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle; “Shizuko Akashi” from Underground, his non-fiction book on the Toyko subway attack of 1995; and the short stories “Barn Burning,” “Honeypie.”
Also included, for the first time in book form, the short story, “Ice Man.”
Eyes mark the shape of the cityThe midnight hour approaches in an almost-empty diner. Mari sips her coffee and reads a book, but soon her solitude is disturbed: a girl has been beaten up at the Alphaville hotel, and needs Mari's help.Meanwhile Mari's beautiful sister Eri lies in a deep, heavy sleep that is 'too perfect, too pure' to be normal; it has lasted for two months. But tonight as the digital clock displays 00:00, a hint of life flickers across the television screen in her room, even though it's plug has been pulled out.Strange nocturnal happenings, or a trick of the night?
Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we wish for. Whether during a chance reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a holiday in Hawaii or in the grip of everyday life, Murakami's characters confront loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distance between those who ought to be closest of all.** Murakami's new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he'd known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again.'
A mesmerising mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and 1Q84Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning 'red pine', and Oumi, 'blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, 'white root', and Kurono, 'black field'. Tazaki was the only last name with no colour in it.One day Tsukuru Tazaki's friends announced that they didn't want to see him, or talk to him, ever again.Since that day Tsukuru has been floating through life, unable to form intimate connections with anyone. But then he meets Sara, who tells him that the time has come to find out what happened all those years ago.
Fully illustrated and beautifully designed, this is a unique and wonderfully creepy tale that is sure to delight Murakami fans.'All I did was go to the library to borrow some books'. On his way home from school, the young narrator of The Strange Library finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a book on the subject. This is his first mistake. Led to a special 'reading room' in a maze under the library by a strange old man, he finds himself imprisoned with only a sheep man, who makes excellent donuts, and a girl, who can talk with her hands, for company. His mother will be worrying why he hasn't returned in time for dinner and the old man seems to have an appetite for eating small boy's brains. How will he escape?