Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

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A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, Norwegian Wood blends the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the sixties with a young man’s hopeless and heroic first love. Toru, a serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. As Naoko retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman. Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-08-11
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780307762719


Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

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“A surprise best-seller which, apparently, has the power to turn even the most feeble of us into axe-wielding lumberjacks.” —Independent The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson-like thriller; it’s a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it’s also a thoughtful attempt to understand man’s age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts. “A how-to guide as well as a celebration of wood—its scent, its variability, and the way it can connect modern life to simpler times . . . You don’t need to have a wood-burning stove or fireplace to be captivated by the craft and lore surrounding a Stone Age method of creating heat.” —The Boston Globe “The book has spread like wildfire.” —Daily Mail “A how-to book with poetry at its heart.” —The Times Literary Supplement

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Genre : Nature
Author by : Lars Mytting
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2015-10-06
File : 285 Pages
ISBN : 9781613128206


Norwegian Wood Activity Book

Norwegian Wood Activity Book

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Following the extraordinary international success of NORWEGIAN WOOD, the bestselling manual for chopping, stacking and drying wood the Scandinavian way, THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK offers something for all the family, including: · Top Trunks · Spot the difference · Dot-to-dot and mazes · Cut out and colour the woodchoppers' clothing · Step-by-step guides to laying the perfect fire and building a round stack · And magnificent frozen landscapes THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK is an original gift for all seasons and the perfect fireside companion, to bring warmth and entertainment to armchair enthusiasts and active woodcutters alike.

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Genre : Games & Activities
Author by : Lars Mytting
Publisher : Quercus Publishing
Release : 2019-10-29
File : 64 Pages
ISBN : 0857056573


Vintage Murakami

Vintage Murakami

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Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. “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.”

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2007-12-18
File : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780307430014


The Centaur

The Centaur

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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER The Centaur is a modern retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded yet unable to die, gave up his immortality on behalf of Prometheus. In the retelling, Olympus becomes small-town Olinger High School; Chiron is George Caldwell, a science teacher there; and Prometheus is Caldwell’s fifteen-year-old son, Peter. Brilliantly conflating the author’s remembered past with tales from Greek mythology, John Updike translates Chiron’s agonized search for relief into the incidents and accidents of three winter days spent in rural Pennsylvania in 1947. The result, said the judges of the National Book Award, is “a courageous and brilliant account of a conflict in gifts between an inarticulate American father and his highly articulate son.”

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : John Updike
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-06-05
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780679645870


Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

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Tostrup (architecture, Oslo School of Architecture and Design) has written the first book on the life and architecture of Wenche Selmer (1920-1998), one of the few women who gained prominence among European architects in the mid-twentieth century. Tostrup features 14 of Selmer's wooden cabins and houses, for which she provides detailed descriptions

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Genre : Architecture
Author by : Elisabeth Tostrup
Publisher :
Release : 2006-08-31
File : 208 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015066787063


The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle

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A "dreamlike and compelling” tour de force (Chicago Tribune)—an astonishingly imaginative detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets from Japan’s forgotten campaign in Manchuria during World War II. In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat—and then for his wife as well—in a netherworld beneath the city’s placid surface. As these searches intersect, he encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists. Gripping, prophetic, and suffused with comedy and menace, this is one of Haruki Murakami’s most acclaimed and beloved novels.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-08-11
File : 624 Pages
ISBN : 9780307762702


An Introduction To Indian Philosophy

An Introduction To Indian Philosophy

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Introducing the topics, themes and arguments of the most influential Hindu and Buddhist Indian philosophers, An Introduction to Indian Philosophy leads the reader through the main schools of Indian thought from the origins of Buddhism to the Saiva Philosophies of Kashmir. By covering Buddhist philosophies before the Brahmanical schools, this engaging introduction shows how philosophers from the Brahmanical schools-including Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, and Mimamsa, as well as Vedanta-were to some extent responding to Buddhist viewpoints. Together with clear translations of primary texts, this fully-updated edition features: • A glossary of Sanskrit terms • A guide to pronunciation • Chronological list of philosophers & works With study tools and constant reference to original texts, An Introduction to Indian Philosophy provides students with deeper understanding of the foundations of Indian philosophy.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author by : Christopher Bartley
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2015-07-30
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781472524379


First Person Singular

First Person Singular

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A riveting new collection of short stories from the beloved, internationally acclaimed Haruki Murakami. The eight masterful stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator, a lonely man. Some of them (like "With the Beatles," "Cream" and "On a Stone Pillow") are nostalgic looks back at youth. Others are set in adulthood--"Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova," "Carnaval," "Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey" and the title story, "First Person Singular." Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Haruki himself is present, as in "The Yakult Swallows Poetry Collection." Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. The stories touch beautifully on love and loss, childhood and death . . . all with a signature Murakami twist.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Bond Street Books
Release : 2021-04-06
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780385696159


The Man Who Made Things Out Of Trees

The Man Who Made Things Out Of Trees

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Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert finds that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture and baseball bats, are far from dead. The book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.

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Genre : Nature
Author by : Robert Penn
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2015-10-29
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780141977522