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The Resource Kafka bên bờ biển, Haruki Murakami ; Dương Tường dịch

Kafka bên bờ biển, Haruki Murakami ; Dương Tường dịch

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Kafka bên bờ biển
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Kafka bên bờ biển
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Haruki Murakami ; Dương Tường dịch
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vie
Summary
This magnificent new novel has a similarly extraordinary scope and the same capacity to amaze, entertain, and bewitch the reader. A tour de force of metaphysical reality, it is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom. Their odyssey, as mysterious to them as it is to us, is enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerizing events. Cats and people carry on conversations, a ghostlike pimp employs a Hegel-quoting prostitute, a forest harbors soldiers apparently unaged since World War II, and rainstorms of fish (and worse) fall from the sky. There is a brutal murder, with the identity of both victim and perpetrator a riddle-yet this, along with everything else, is eventually answered, just as the entwined destinies of Kafka and Nakata are gradually revealed, with one escaping his fate entirely and the other given a fresh start on his own
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UOK
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Language note
In Vietnamese=Chữ Việt
Literary form
fiction
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Kafka bên bờ biển, Haruki Murakami ; Dương Tường dịch
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Translation of: Kafka on the shore
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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
Control code
ocn975486823
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
537 pages
Isbn
9786046981442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975486823
  • (Sirsi) a2001438
Label
Kafka bên bờ biển, Haruki Murakami ; Dương Tường dịch
Publication
Note
Translation of: Kafka on the shore
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975486823
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
537 pages
Isbn
9786046981442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975486823
  • (Sirsi) a2001438

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